Back to a Proper Pub, not just Proper Football for my 4th tick in GBG20.
The first month of a new GBG sees me heading out for the Great Home Counties Clearances; Cambs, Herts, Beds, Essex and Bucks.
In 2019 you expect all the new entries to be called things like “Millies @ No.37” or “BrewTapShedHuis” or “Go Away BRAPA”.
But, let joy be unconfined, there seems to be plenty of actual pubs called the George & Dragon still around.
Irritatingly, I even mentioned this one when I gave you that Potton Complete post recently.
I’m not even certain I didn’t pop in during the 2017 steam fair. How I wish my notes were as complete and intelligble as Simon’s.
The Public bar looks ever so familiar, but once upon a time all pubs were like this.
Lads at the bar, pool table in the middle,
cricket on the big screen and a Benskins ashtray requisitioned as a depository for darts flights.
I’mignored by the locals but given a cheery welcome by the barmaid, who may be more thrilled by the GBG entry than her regulars.
£3.60 for an IPA of milky smoothness I’d score 3.6 if I could, but the pub dog licked me so I have to downgrade that to a 3.5. Fair’s fair.
The barmaid, who will win BRAPA awards, brings Terry his jug of IPA.
I love this place. Lads at the bar, Old Boys in the proper seat sipping IPA and watching Jason Roy fail again.
Peaceful in Potton.