A VIEW TO THE UNION

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Cornwall looks so close as you walk down from St Budeaux toward the Ferry House on the banks of the Tamar.

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Big map
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Little map

If there’d been a little ferry boat I may have been tempted to make a return visit to the distinctive pub across the water, despite my strong aversion to all flags.  See if you can spot the Union.

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Foxy Lady glides by

The Union Inn was ably covered by Simon “Station Soiler” Everitt last month, and his ecstatic review, which I read while bumping into people on the walk down the hill, almost persuaded to make a 30 minute detour over Brunel’s bridge.

Where would the nation be without Brunel and Telford ? More to the point, where would it be without BRAPA ?

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Need a better zoom

Anyway, not today, Union.

I stuck with my target, which has a lovely beer garden on what looks like artificial turf or a crazy golf pitch.

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Gathering clouds
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Fish

BRAPA said of the Ferry Houseabsolute rubbish“, typical fence sitting there.

Simon’s main complaint was that a local didn’t offer him a chip.  To be fair, a local offered me his cheese in Wantage and I immediately declared it the best pub in the world.

I quite liked the Ferry.

The Landlord was a gent, there were beers you’ve heard of,

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No, I had Doom Bar

stylish dressers,

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Shiny

Old Boys and Gals, not all of them eating fish and chips,

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My art shot

and a general hum of calm (?) only interrupted by Pink’s shouty pop.

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Doom Bar cool and less sweet than usual.  NBSS 3.5

A pub where “A pint of Guinness, half of Doom and a pot of tea” makes up the trade is an odd GBG choice, but even Simon agreed the beer was good.

They should call it the Good Beer Guide or something.

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