TWO-FOR-ONE SPECIAL !!!
I see BRAPA is still reporting his Idleness from 8 November, which makes me feel less concerned about the task of completing the Shifnal Shuffle of last Friday (the 22nd).
What a great pub sign.
Note the tell-tale sign of Proper pub parked outside.
As was the shout of “COME ON !”, aimed not at Kentish Paul but at the horses running round the track at Uttoxeter.
One of two Guide pubs, I’d liked the Anvil back in the midst of time, according to my vast spreadsheet and failing memory.
Salopian, Hobsons, Fullers’ Dark Star and Oakham is about as Shifnal a beer range as it gets, and Citra (tasty, had cooler, NBSS 3) always seems a good idea.
Having said last time there wasn’t much crawl in the pub crawl, I’ll say the company made up for it. You can’t beat Peters, Pauls and Martins for a pub supergroup.
One problem. Special offer on the fish and chips. Two for £15 but there were five of us and two into five don’t go.
We considered options like sending the youngest of the group but fortunately someone considerately opted for lasagne so civil unrest was narrowly avoided.
This was one of the better pub fish suppers (note buttered bread) though Stirchley Pete was nearly contaminated by salad and the conversation turned, inevitably, to beetroot.
An unpretentious, unspoilt boozeryou’d like as your local boozer, though you’d probably weigh 30 stone by the end of the year.
Five minutes in the drizzle brought us to the White Hart, a Guide entry since before BRAPA’s first open-air wee.
Talking of BRAPA, here’s Pub Curmudgeon doing his best Angry Babe.
Perhaps Mudgie’s favourite on the day, and I thought the Holden’s Mild was fresh and foamy (NBSS 3).
They were obviously having more fun in the other bar, so I popped in to have a nosey around, only to be politely outed as a snoop and told “The beers are listed on the board in the other bar“. I crawled back, tail between my legs.
Good grief, we were on time. Will it last ? Do you even care anymore ?