No, that’s not a comment on today’s events. Just a sample of the breweriana in lovely Scarborough‘s second new Guide entry.
At least, this was my first time in the Tap & Spile, one of the last survivors of a once mighty chain.
Actually, it wasn’t, was it ? In fact I’m struggling to remember many Tap & Spiles from their mid-90s heyday.
Durham, Bangor and Morpeth are still clinging on, which says something of the resilience of the North in preserving pub history and Proper Pub Names.
This Tap is a little out of the centre, surrounded by 38 Chinese takeaways, always a bonus.
A classic two-roomer, one being entirely empty since 2007.
I recall the Taps being a real ale paradise in their heyday, but today you get a choice of 3. Same number as the customers, of course. Shame the Landlord didn’t reach that NBSS score.
As I seem to be saying every post, great staff.
Not sure if that exuberance had any connection with this:
Anyway, if she was bored she hid it well. I suppose at least she gets to choose the music (Vampire Weekend) and admire the memorabilia from the immortal election of May 97.
No. I’ve no idea who brewed them. Probably Archers.