KIRKOSWALD BEER MAT HEAVEN AT THE CROWN

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More places you’ve never heard of, this time a gorgeous little village of 901 with TWO (2) GBG on either side of the road.

Kirkoswald is in the heart of the Eden Valley (aka Lake District-lite), where apparently I have relatives, possibly in the Waterbeach rather than legal sense of the world.

Kirkoswald
Overpopulated England in all its glory

The only bit of the empty mass between Carlisle and Penrith I’d been to before this week was Armathwaite (arma-twit) and that had a particular “other-worldly” feel that Kirkoswald has too.

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Bridge over Raven Beck
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Rush hour

17:30, not a soul about. But there’s a light on in the two pubs (sadly the residents of the former Black Bull have kept their sign up to taunt us too).

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3 in a row back in the ’90s

Half the village are in the Crown.

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Nicely lit

Ownership – ALL” says WhatPub, and the crowd gives the impression of a Community pub, with a 4 year old at the bar entertaining locals.

I like children in pubs; it’s the regulars sitting at the bar that never makes me feel really welcome, and service is a bit perfunctory if I’m honest. Which I am.

Proper beer range though.

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More Sunbeam

There’s a lot of table reservations, too. I ignore them all.

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Camouflaged by beer mats

The Banks’s is creamy and decent, a solid NBSS 3 leaving tantalising lacings.

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Sunbeam popular

The Brownies are a blatant paedophile breeding ground” says a Geordie at the bar.

Shhhh” says the Mum of the 4 year old.

“Am I wrong ?”

You get the idea. A Proper Pub, but time to cross the road.

I take my glass back and say “Thanks”. Not a word.

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14 thoughts on “KIRKOSWALD BEER MAT HEAVEN AT THE CROWN

  1. Looks a nice village. Is it the sparkler that creates the lacings (stupid question perhaps, but I’ve had so many pints in the south that look like squash)?

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      1. Could be a glassware issue too. I sent back TWO pints in the Princess Louise in London on Friday. The third was OK, even if it came from the same barrel (lager though, so I don’t know it the same applies to real ale).

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  2. Dead Man’s Slack. One of the better location names on a map. Odd comment on the Brownies. If they are the same as over here, don’t mothers typically run that with their daughters as members?

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