FIGHTING OVER THE 5th PINT OF BOLTMAKER IN THE SPORTSMAN

Say what you like about the Trump presidency, but the dollar is now worth about £2.50, the exact reverse of what it was under the peanut farmer.

This has led to the occasionally embarrassing situation of our American visiting pubbers attempting to buy not only rounds (shame on you) but also entire pubs that take their fancy.

On the upside, Sinclairs Oyster House is used to being moved around and will look great rebuilt in Grant Park, Chicago IL (handpumps unconfirmed).

I thought they might take to the Sportsman.

And not just because of the Bass barrel, as famous as the IndyMan mosaic.

And they did, though we had to use the table to the left, so we were at the margins of the pub and unable to eavesdrop on conversations about pigeons and wingers.

Cosy room though
Great mosaics

Why, oh why do people insist on standing at the bar dithering over their beer choices when it’s obvious.

SIT DOWN!
Easy

All I asked was that I got the 5th of the 5 pints of Boltmaker poured.

It’s not much to ask, is it?

Oh, and one of their sausage rolls without flaky pastry, which if I’m honest was even more impressive than the Tim Taylor (NBSS 3+).

To add variety I popped back and got the Mission Creep Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout, which was shared equally between us and the table.

Lovely pub, and it was good to see Cooking Lager was with us in spirit.

7 thoughts on “FIGHTING OVER THE 5th PINT OF BOLTMAKER IN THE SPORTSMAN

  1. Did you like the Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout? That certainly sounds like the sort of thing we get over here in the craftier bars. These days seems like every other stout I see has a name that makes it sound like some form of dessert or candy bar.

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  2. “the dollar is now worth about £2.50” but does anyone else realise the trouble you went to in planning a route that appears on the map as a blue “£”?,

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