12th February 2020
Sometimes I think I tell you too much.
I shouldn’t even have been in Liverpool; I’d completed Merseyside GBG before Christmas in New Brighton.
But on that fateful North Wales wobble, Duncan innocently asked;
“What did you think of the new Head of Steam in Liverpool” (he’s got a Scottish accent).
I did that before VAR, a decade ago.
“No, this is a new one, same name”
Duh. So I’d lied, coloured in Merseyside in the book and updated the spreadsheet, even turned down an Old Codgers Day Out in the Pool as I’d done it.
Since Christmas that chapter has been taunting me every time I flick through the hallowed pages. How many other false ticks have I made ?
Anyway, easy to resolve from a Chester base, and a short stroll from the White Star through the impressive but characterless Liverpool ONE to the new Head of Steam aka Head of Steam.
Actually, HoS can be a bit impressive but characterless; like a TGI Friday’s alehouse.
Hard to distinguish this from the one in Leeds (the first one) or Cardiff, except that the folk here are wittering on about the Prem.
Who actually plays these games?
In their defence, the staff are cheery, the food calorific, the soundtrack indie, and young people drink cask in some volumes.
There’s a Tiny Rebel tap takeover. There’s always a Tiny Rebel tap takeover somewhere in the world.
Only one thing for it.
It was great, rich and weird, 3.5 easy.
I had time to consider my next step. Having paid £5.50 for a Merseyrail Day Pass I needed to get my money’s worth with a preemptive tick or two.
Preferably somewhere with limited opening times.
Yes, the Einstein looks promising. No idea what that picture of The King Offa is all about.
Congrats to Simon for the best response.
It was open. I doubt it ever shuts. I took a look, just in case they’d succumbed to the rage for Bass.
It looked quite fun, but they didn’t have Bass. Or Edwardian loos..