6th January 2020
Day 3 of the East Coast Challenge, as I complete Lincolnshire GBG20 with a night in Grantham.
Always a hard place to come and get a result, even when you’re starting in the Fens rather than Paisley, Lincs also has the worst beer of any GBG county outside Fife, and that’s a fact.
No problems with my last two ticks, starting at a rare Bass offering in the Joiners at Welbourn on the RAF route near Sleaford.
Welcoming sight in the dark skies round here.
Blazing fire and Bass, I’m salivating (it’s curable).
But no, it’s a choice of Rosey Nosey, Doom Bar or Wherry, as Welbourn fails to jump on the Bass bandwagon.
I think about discussing the lack of Bass with the Old Boys at the bar, but they’re in deep conversations about “er indoors” and “divorces”. Si will be in raptures.
It’s a long thin pub, very homely, fresh flowers on immaculate tables.
The Batemans is immaculate too (3.5), as is the art in the Gents.
It’s just not a Bass pub anymore 😢