Next stop on the Fens Flyer was Leverington, tantalisingly placed two miles out of Wisbech, and thus far too far for BRAPA to walk. I was here a couple of years ago;
At the bar Simon discussed the imminent Cloudwater delivery with our old school hosts.
Sorry, wrong pic.
At 12.30 we were the only custom, which seemed a shame as it’s a lovely village pub. Our hero landlady, Maggie, told us that all three pubs down the road had closed. No doubt an AVC application, accompanied by young children posing outside the pub for photos of the EAT, will follow.
If all pub landladies were as great as Maggie no-one would spend their evenings at home in their underpants with bottles of Cloudwater.
“It’s a lifestyle, not a job” she said, a quote of the year.
Samplers were offered and politely refused. I succumbed to the grapefruit murk as DES.
A proper publican, who even had the Guide to Being A Publican on her bookshelf.
Such a shame that Maggie was a fan of the evil Union, regaling us with tales of licking Lawrence Dallaglio at a Wasps match.
Simon feigned interest, then asked her to colour in his silly book.
We left with a song in our hearts and a great quote about some idiot or other.
“You can vote, you can breed, why are you so #### daft”