SNACKS

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I have an admission to make.  I didn’t finish Northumberland last year.

Not sure I actually claimed I did, mind, but the Wallace Arms in Rowfoot/Featherstone/Haltwhitle/whateverit’scalled escaped me.

Wallace
Is there even a place called Featherstone ?

Not that remote, but the Wallace feels a different world to the glitz of Brampton and Haltwhistle.

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Drink faster then
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Gorgeous

Not sure which villages it serves, if any, and there’s no food bar the astonishing collection of snacks (no locusts, it’s not the Grove).

Just a boozer, albeit one with Sugared Cranberry hand lotion.

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New one on me

Not posh, but not an “alehouse” either. Eight locals, including a dad and lad, all chatting rubbish cheerily.  It was great to just sit and listen.

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Inevitable canines behind the pint

Horse racing on the BBC, the badger cull, traffic jams (15 second delays on the B6318), all present and correct.

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Some of the Manx stickers were from this year, I noted.

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Has North Irish Sea Dave been here ?

Plenty of Amstel, and Newcy Brown being sold, which meant the four casks weren’t flying out.

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Localish

And there’s the slight dilemma with the Wallace.  In a pub I was enjoying tremendously I was finding the River Catcher a bit thin, “3 at a push” I wrote, which probably means 2.5 if it had been a Brunning & Price.

But it’s not about the beer, is it ?

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9 thoughts on “SNACKS

      1. Featherstone Rovers? Do they still exist, or did they disappear when Rugby league went all Warrior and Rhino?

        There’s a cracking pub called The Elms, I think that’s classed as Featherstone (Midlands version)

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      2. Neil,
        Yes, the Elms which I remember for M&B beers on freeflow electric pumps.
        I always thought of it more as Shareshill but it’s only a short distance away.

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      1. The Dog and Partridge is at Calf Heath, and I remember when it was just three or four tiny rooms..
        The nearest Swan is probably Brewood, and there’s another in Whiston.

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    1. My brother in the Royal Oak, Cannock was told to drink faster or get out – but that was a very long time ago, I think when he was still at school.

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