2nd March 2020
More of those epic fails you lot love to read about, sitting at home in your underpants* drinking cans of DIPA.
Next up I head down towards Cartmel, best known for, er, sticky toffee pudding.
Oh yeah, there’s horsey racing.
“Cartmel was the site of the Gay Future ‘coup’ in 1974 that involved switching horses before a race and relying on the lack of communications at the course.” says Wiki.
Racing takes place at such picturesque sounding places, doesn’t it. Chepstow, Uttoxeter, Kelso, Punchestown, Hexham, Wolverhampton. Cartmel gets huge crowds over its Bank Holiday meets, though you wonder where they all park.
1,831 souls in Cartmel and Grange West, whatever that is, and eight entries on WhatPub,
NONE of them in the GBG due to their insistence on only selling sticky toffee pudding flavoured DIPA. Some attractive old gastropubs for the gentlefolk thronging the main square on a Monday in March.
None of them say “pub” to me, but they nearly all say “Craft” on the wall, along with the dreaded “Food.Bar.Rooms“.
If you’ve been to Stratford-on-Avon you’ll know what to expect.If you go, visit outside the races and pop in Well Bread for a homemade chocolate cake. Don’t resist.I pressed on to Cark, with Duncan’s warning ring in my ears. “You’re brave, visiting Lake District pubs in Monday in Winter”. He was right.
*So sue me, I know Amazon has pics