Yes, get yourself down/up to Patrington and enjoy Licks tonight. As it were.
Less than an hour on the bus from sophisticated Hull, but feeling a bit like the end of the world. If you’ve been to Littleport or Chatteris you’ll know that feeling.
I called the amiable Amy up before I travelled to check the opening times.
“We’re open all day”
“But are you licensed all day“. Beware the cafe-cum-shop that only sells cappuccinos till noon.
“Ooh, we’re licensed from 8am to 11.30pm“. Even BRAPA couldn’t muck that up.
Having established it wasn’t going to close in the next ten minutes, I took in the town highlights. Oh, it’s a village. Big church for a village of 2,059.
Half the size of Waterbeach, but with more pubs, more hairdressers, more bakers, a ride-on lawnmower store,
a proper toy shop with plastic guns,
and, of course, a café called “Cakey Bakey Yum Yum“.
And you’re only 30 minutes from Spurn Head.
Would I move here ?
No. Take a look at this sign and be very scared.
They were normal and pleasant in Amy’s, particularly when I didn’t try to pay with card.
More a small pub than a micro, with live music, TV, cakes and people having fun. Call the (Herne) cops.
Yes, you need to be on a high table to be in the action, but you can also hide on proper tables and read the Spurn Sport or whatver.
A range of beers to delight the Beer & Pubs Forum member rather than the ticker.
I reckon the Adnams Mosaic was the best I’ve had (NBSS 3.5), even though the thorough pull-through suggested I may have been the first taker that day. Local radio played “Burning Love“, it was incredibly relaxed but I never felt I was intruding on a private drinking club as I have done in some parts of Kent.
And the village banter was first-rate, even if it DID revolve entirely around the dogs who were being fed crispy duck.
“Sheila you spoil him !”
Least he didn’t lick my shoes on the way out.