SAINTS AT THE CHERRYBANK

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One last pub in Perth before I could join the queue for goody bags and “Say No To Craft” badges back in Dundee.

A fairly hefty walk to the Cherrybank, the one I’d been looking forward to most.

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55 minutes to mere mortals, of course

Always best to alternate your pints of keg with caffeine of course, so I stopped in Blend for a “Top 3 Coffee In An Independent” Flat White. Nothing lukewarm here.

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Really great welcome and coffee

You’ll be wondering how I resisted the Abbotsford, I guess.  Domino enthusiasts, Tennents, that rugby symbol on WhatPub.  One of those put me off.

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Looks a classic

Western Perth has some sturdily attractive housing that would fetch a fortune in the Home Counties.

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Nice hedge

But not many pubs till you reach the Cherrybank.

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What came first.  Pub or garage ?

I enter the public, rather than the larger lounge/diner with views to the woods.

So I get Old Boys at the bar (shy ones)and a little warren of rooms.  I win.

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Train goes at 15:39 so hope that clock is right

A nice simple beer board (till my shaky photo spoilt it) with ales you’ve heard of.

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That BrewDog get everywhere

Not wishing to trouble the cheery and efficient barmaid to scurry into the other bar, I stuck with Jarl.

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Only one jam jar for two handpumps, oddly

You can’t go wrong with Jarl, can you ?

No, you can’t.  A third cool, chewy half easily in GBG standard (NBSS 3/3.5).  Someday I will actually post all these scores on WhatPub.

A pub for Gentlefolk rather than tickers, and one of the more relaxing 20 minutes of the month wandering the rooms.  No-one seemed to mind as I poked my nose where it shouldn’t go.

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Side room

I do like historical photos of the local football club.  This one of the Saints from the late ’60s has a Bobby Charlton impersonator in what otherwise could pass for the 1970 Everton team.

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Late ’60s mid-table glory

So three new GBG pubs and a “Must Visit” town complete by 3pm, I joined the chap with rainbow hair on the 15:39 to CAMRA-land.

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7 thoughts on “SAINTS AT THE CHERRYBANK

  1. The Cherrybank is definitely one of my top four Scottish pubs.
    I sat in the lovely little “side room” after the “cheery and efficient barmaid” had served my top notch Timothy Taylors Landlord, maybe a very ordinary beer nowadays but one commensurate with “a pub for Gentlefolk rather than tickers”.
    My meal there was appropriately very traditional and good value.
    I didn’t notice anything quirky about the pub but that suits me although I realise it’s each to their own and others might not trouble themselves with the uphill walk out of town.
    Next time I hope to make use of the Cherrybank’s accommodation.

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    1. Yes, traditional and homely rather than quirky, which I guess is quirky in itself.

      It was indeed your good self who had recommended the Cherrybank, Paul, as well as the GBG itself.

      I imagine you could get to quite a few fine pubs using Perth as a base.

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      1. Now, there’s a thought, a few nights in the Cherrybank for exploring more of Scotland – probably more likely next year than this.

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