NOW, EVEN CREWE GOES CRAFT

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Back at Crewe station at 7pm,  I really should have gone to bed with a Chinese takeaway after that mammoth Stafford session.

But that’s not how life works, is it ?

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Your Pilates law

“Oooh, I wonder what’s in Crewe”

“You know exactly what’s in Crewe, retiredmartin. Hops and Borough Arms, same as every year since 2004″

“Yeah, but”

And ten minutes later I was in the High Street*, staring at the year’s unlikeliest looking craft beer bar.

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Beer Dock Tap 40 is  the most bare boards of bare boards operations, intentionally or otherwise.

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What private hell have I stumbled on

Beer Dock has a bottle shop on sort-of-trendy Nantwich Road, but here on Crewe High Street we have authentic “craft”.

Yes, folks, these are pint prices.

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I’m not daft,that Cloudwater is cheaper than their tap in the red light area of Manchester

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Pure Bobbins, please
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Bobbins

It’s gorgeous, but is there a pub here ?

“Great outdoor balcony with bench seating which encourages real conversation” says WhatPub.

A stunning view from the balcony, certainly.

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Hello. Why are you here ?”  I ask the two geezers in the top photo, to test the conversation promise.

One chap went off to the bar to buy more drink; the other told me about his day in Thetford (BRAPA potential) and the revitalisation of Crewe.

The revitalisation of Crewe. Ha !” I thought, sipping my Cloudwater cherry cola sour.

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*I use the term High Street loosely.

 

 

10 thoughts on “NOW, EVEN CREWE GOES CRAFT

  1. Retired Martin? Gaw blimey what a giraffe! He’s still a saucepan lid!
    At least he ain’t been on no buses today. Make him come over all ginger beer, he says.
    He’s a diamond geezer mind, always keeps his minces peeled for a classy little rub-a-dub-dub.
    Anyway, mind how you go me old chinas.
    And take it easy with all those new-fangled Germaine Greers.

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  2. That looks a bit like the Beer Dock that nearly two years ago t’other Martin famously thought was much nicer than the Hop Pole.

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