And there’s more. An excellent day and a bit which took a big bite out of the Cumbrian GBG apple, and you know how vital it is to complete that before Si.
More solid proper names like Kirkoswald and Langwathby; each with their own picturesque station. Great news for BRAPA.
A really great bit of lighting at the Shepherds Inn, too.
Some exciting beers, including one called “Woolly hat“, but I stuck with the Cumberland, because I was in Cumberland.
The service was particularly friendly; my seating options less so.
As Pub Curmudgeon wrote this week, finding a pub with decent seating is more important than finding a pub with a choice of eight pale beers.
A smart dining room, a sofa, a few uncomfortable looking tables,
or a seat in the corner where the window meets the door and produces a mini library of adult Ladybird books.
Oh, and a teddy bear.
The Jennings was fruity enough, and improved from a 2.5 to a 3 as I read the Ladybird book on Donald.
Mark Crilley will ask how a beer can improve like that, and I will again confess I don’t know. The mysteries of cask, Mark (hey, good name for a real ale assessment service).