There’s not many towns with as many as four new Beer Guide pubs this year.
Arise, Sir Norwich, a fine city apparently.
Loads of pubs in Norwich,
though some get a bit annoyed when they’re edged out of the Guide for forgetting to do up their top button.
Be warned, CAMRA, leave a pub out of the Guide and the landlord will reduce the number of pumps so the beer that’s left is better. Think on that.
Four pubs is a Proper Day Out, 88 minutes on the train via Ely, arriving just in time for a walk along the Wensum before lunch.
I can confidently say I’ve now visited ALL the pubs called “Lollards Pit” in the UK, unless you know better. Which you don’t.
The door creaked ominously like a sixteenth century scaffold.
Not the first pub where I’m the only customer at lunchtime, and certainly not the last. In a week’s time the studentz will be back, probably drinking blue shots in Popworld.
I congratulated the lovely barman on his GBG entry as a prelude to flashing the gold card for a discount.
As it happens the “Pie & Pint” discount beat the CAMRA discount, so my life membership is worthless.
Yes, of course I had the one with marmalade in it. I’m not a philistine.
As you can see, I had AC/DC for company, with their classic “Why not try our new chocolate orange cake“, a deep cut from 1980.
Good pie, decent Wherry, ancient pub a bit lacking in custom.
As Prince sang, just as I was leaving. “Whoo-oh woo-woo, whoo-oh woo-woo, whooh-oh woo woo”.