Yes, another rejected song title from Lana Del Ray (but who knows ?), as we enter Cheshire for the second time in GBG19, always a scary prospect.
I predict that Simon will have “issues” with the Beer Emporium Bottle Bank, which is uber-Cheshire posh micro.
But first, admire the classic exterior.
In fairness, the dreadful Ember Inn is covered in scaffolding so competition is limited.
Plenty of positives.
a) They’re open. All week.
b) There’s a backroom of gentlefolk playing a bemusing looking board game. I was tempted to shout out “Richard the third” to confuse them, but I sensed I was intruding as it was.
It’s good to see a mix of folk in a pub, even if the games room felt a couple of counties from the high tables at the bar where IT homeworker Dads were necking the DIPA.
c) The loos are upstairs, just like in Proper Pubs like Spoons.
d) One of the rooms is a vault. Cool !
e) They have beers called things like “Shiny Bison” just like they do in Manchester. Loads of rare beers for you to take home and swig in your underpants watching Netflix.
On the downside, high tables, clutter, no lacings on a warmish but tasty beer that made me wish I’d stopped at the S** S****s, just like Simon didn’t.
As Pub Curmudgeon has noted on at least one occasion, you don’t get in the Beer Guide round here by offering one beer you’ve heard of.
Choice ! Choice ! Choice !