Simon reported his Sainsbury delivery van was on the way, so once he’d unpacked the Scandinavian avocado and Grimsby quinoa he’d be ready for a pint at somewhere new and exciting over the river.
Simon lives in the hipster quarter (over-40 section) of course and would normally have been found in the Forty-Five Vinyl Cafe playing his Oi Polloi 10″ singles.
I wondered why I’d taken that photo; then realised the pashmina ladies were knitting. We need more vinyl knitting cafes in the Guide, and not just in Bradford.
More traditional keg outlets are also available on Micklegate.
At Micklegate Bar the walk to the walls gives you the best sunset of the year.
Not even needing the loo, I still popped in the Punchbowl to see how Britain’s scruffiest Spoons was doing.
Then I spotted the delivery van heading for Si’s mansions.
Once he’d given his instructions to his butler Si met me at his “local”, which just happened to be a Sam Smiths. Some people have all the luck, don’t they ?
Bit of a minor classic, I thought. Unfussy multi-roomer, top guvnor who had to intervene to settle a dispute about who got to buy the round here (it being about a fiver cheaper than at the next pub) and the Monday dominoes in full flow.
Perhaps not the most sparkling OBB of all time, but lovely to soak in the atmosphere and compare pubbing news.
If the Good Beer Guide was a Proper Pub Guide, this would be a shoe-in, you know.
Read BRAPA’s alternate take here.