IT’S ALL FYNE

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I have no real rules for blogging, beyond ensuring that I upset someone, hopefully someone too far away to hit me.

But I reckon 400 words and ten pictures is tops. It took me over 3 years to read Moby Dick, a book that could easily have been condensed into 358 words.

Back to the map(s).

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Don’t worry rule freaks, it’s the 2019 GBG

Bing Maps suggests a weird route to get to Dundonald and Kilmaurs; it’s a good job Duncan knows his way round.

Killie

Auchans is a smart village dining pub. Not that you’d know it from this pic.

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Unprepossessing Scotland

Smart staff, vegetarian haggis pakora, an old Barcelona match playing on multiple TV screens, and a beer other than Kelburn.

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Wot not Jarl

I was losing the plot a bit by now, but just alert enough to note this was a decent gastro with Avalanche served very cool in those dreadful handled jugs but still edging beyond NBSS 3.

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Not bad

The common link to all these pubs is that no-one else was drinking the cask, of course.

Same in the Weston Tavern, ten minutes away in pretty Kilmaurs.

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Some obscure Burns connection again

Yes, it was back to dreich weather by now.

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Not great on pub signs

And back to the basic boozers, alternating with Brunning & Price wannabes and Spoons in the Guide.

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Probably my favourite of the day, with a vibrant 3pm crowd and the loudest rock jukebox in Kilmarnock. Creedence Clearwater Revival, but you knew that.

A lot of beer being sold, presumably little of it cask if the bemused look and adequate half of Jarl was anything to go on.

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Rotating cask never good

Oh. CAMRA card accepted. We all know what that means.

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