WATCHET IS GONNA GET YOU

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Is there any more alluring a sight than beer in an Otter glass with Gloria Estefan singing “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” on a big screen in a Watchet club ?

Well, yes, Pub Curmudgeon drinking John Smiths Cask in Preston, but you’ll have to wait for that.

Back to Watchet for a second tick.

It should be easy to give you alluring pictures of the North Somerset bay.

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But it isn’t, you know. A bit too flat and muddy.

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View from the jetty

Luckily, someone has drawn some art on the sea wall,

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Looks nothing like it

and Mrs Doyle has created this commendable effort in her front window.

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Scary looking bear

Down on the Promenade there’s a bevy of day-trippers from Minehead looking for bargains on a row of artisan stalls. “Artisan” and “bargains” are mutually exclusive, of course.

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Flags obscure some bloke

The “Esplanade Club” brings thoughts of membership checks, old boys on rickety tables and homebrew.

But it looks a cracker, doesn’t it ?

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AND a defibrillator, always a good sign

And inside it’s bright, packed with families and life, and appears to be mainly selling Thatchers, the Carling of the South-West.

Are you a member ?” asked the nice lady.

I wave my gold card, but she’s not impressed by CAMRA and frankly since she’s already poured my half the question is about discount rather than entitlement to beer.

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Make a note of that Quantock Brewery

The beer is NBSS 3, good enough, the pub/bar/club is full of life. Apart from whatever it is dangling from the ceiling.

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I could have lingered and watched more ’80s video hits, but I had a train to catch.

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