This blogging lark is easy, at least once Matt goes to College and the internet improves a bit (it was brilliant in the Eccles Trivelles this week, but I can’t move there permanently).
Just a picture of a cheese & onion cob and a nice half of pale on a beer mat; cue frenzy over “Barm/bap/cob” and the lack of BBB.
Plenty of good food options in Lichfield; the new micros and craft bars like Beerbohm and the Whippet compete with dozens of cafes and chain pizzerias for the grey pound. Rather like Ely, it’s a great place to wander without fear of being harassed by street entertainers.
I’ve already been reminded that when in Lichfield one should always go in the Horse & Jockey, the GBG stalwart. I just stood outside and took a photo of the GBG stickers.
I passed the H&J on the way to the other new Guide entry, under the arches at City station.
First and foremost, you’re always happy to find a micro open, as Pubmeister notes in half-yearly report.
Fairly good hours at Bitter-Suite, and an owner with a hospitality background who wins the pub welcome of the month award.
Possibly the pub equivalent of Terri and Jethro’s stint at Cambridge’s Carton, with loads going on, a kind word for every visitor (even children till 5pm) and those all-essential pub games.
Cool, tasty beer from Artisan might win Beer of the Month, too; you’ll have to see what I thought of Brighton.
Irresistible cheese and onion cobs and some of the best but most controversial political debate kicking off among my fellow retirees. BeerMat would be enthralled/appalled.
Only open since December 2017, which meant it made the Beer Guide in what some branches would think indecent haste. But it would be a travesty if this one had had to wait 18 months for its GBG debut. Discuss. Over a pint and a cob.