Sheer suburbia between the two towns, though I do fancy the building below as a future micropub accessible only by scaling the fence.
It took me longer to find Hydes Bar than to walk there.
I walked past it twice, confused by this sign which clearly indicates hours well beyond the permitted [16:00-21:00 Thr-Sat] for proper micro pubs.
It also has a cute garden, again verboten under Herne Para 5:2.
There’s been a vigorous debate about micropubs on the official CAMRA Forum this week. Not “Are they a good thing ?” but is it “micropub, micro-pub or micro pub“.
It’s a pub.
You can buy beer, the local one and the one made in Wolves (or is it Burton ?).
You can watch daytime TV or chat to the barmaid.
And you can admire ’70s humour at its very finest.
No other pubbers on Friday lunchtime so I did what I always do and enjoyed scrutinising the signs on the toilet door without anyone to disturb me.
NB The “caught-short box” isn’t what I thought it was. You have to send an SAE to Tena to get one of those.