What are those #PubMen looking at ?
This was the longest walk of the day, a mammoth ten minutes out towards the former Bass stronghold of Hillmorton.
Ten minutes, and four excellent pieces of jaywalking from our Paul.
The Quiz (occasional feature) today is to name a better wedge-shaped pub. The Baltic Fleet and Gorleston’s New Entertainer would be in the mix, to be sure, with the latter having the bonus threat of being mown down by two approaches.
Equally, pubs named after laughing Vicky are rarely duffers, are they ?
Young BRAPA always mentions the trauma of choosing between competing rooms, particularly when there’s no obvious boozing/grazing split.
The Public looked a good choice to me, as I shouted “half a Plum Porter” to Stafford Paul. Why do folk crowd the bar like that; anyone would think they cared what they drank.
This was the fourth straight pub with the Titanic nectar on the bar, as ubiquitous as Purity in Brum or Rebellion in a Bucks diner.
I really should have been on my fourth pint of the PP, but everything in moderation, including moderation. Even a half pint was lovely, cool and rich (NBSS 3.5).
Lesser choices looked equally good.
Once the Famous Five sat down, we let the atmosphere sink in and quizzed the Coldwells on their recent trip to China. Surely a future Beer & Pubs trip there.
This was a highpoint of the day. It wasn’t only “Just Like A Pill”, or the debate about Ted Bundy on the next table, or even the opportunity to see how Richard takes those award winning photos so surreptitiously.
A Proper Pub. Again.
As we walked out I sneaked a look in the best side. Some may find this even better than the Public. But not me.