BRAVING KNUTSFORD

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WARNING : DO NOT READ WHILE EATING. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

A life’s mission to complete the Beer Guide has to play the cards that CAMRA deal. The obligatory closed micro, misunderstandings at the bar, a Brewer’s Fayre in Fife.

But worst of all are the identikit gastropubs and wine bars of Cheshire, my least liked county since Stockport jumped ship and joined Greater Manchester (ducks).

At least my next tick is in Knutsford, not the dreaded Wilmslow.

Knutsford

King Street, despite the traffic, is gorgeous.

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Pedestrianisation NOW !
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Sam Smiths in waiting
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Future micro

I know you love Proper Pub names. In Knutsford we get “Lounge”, “Easten Revive”, “Dexter & Jones“, “Belle Epoque”, “Botanist” and “Project 53”.

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So Wine & Wallop fits right in. One for the traddies.

But it’s a must visit.

Not so much for the beer; a cool, tasty Blackjack made foamy and indistinct in that way only Cheshire can manage (NBSS 2.5/3)

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Nice handpumps

But for the eclectic music (a version of Sweet Thing so obscure that my app couldn’t recognise it) and an astonishing building that was worth the entrance fee of a half (£2.10, card only).

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But it’s the toilets you should visit.

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Anyway, remarkable. Go there now. Drink keg; it won’t kill you.

NB Folk dress well in Knutsford. Both in 1967,

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The Two Mudgies

and 2019.

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11 thoughts on “BRAVING KNUTSFORD

  1. It was lunchtime, and I was just getting tucked into my sandwiches. I didn’t heed your warning!

    (The Real) Mark is right. In the interests of equality, someone needs to check the Ladies.

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