GLOUCESTER’S OPEN. AND SHUT

wp-15840168583113317059059896830981.jpg9th March 2020A whole night in Gloucester. I toyed with catching the train to Bristol or Stroud to add a few ticks, but to be frank it was dreich and I fancied a bit of non-GBG exploration. You never know what you’ll find outside the Guide.Glos3Well, actually I did. The Old Boy in the Stag’s Head wearing a Pedigree shirt told me the Imperial had Bass on.So, Brizzle in the drizzle can wait, here’s your Gloucester highlights package.

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Brutalism
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1970s font
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Sam Smith Raikes House thru the window
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A correct clock
I was tempted by a pint of OBB, but the Raikes was so empty last time it’s a bit off-putting. When I passed it a couple of hours later it seemed full of smart diners, so there you go.I pressed on towards my second Gloucester tick, Angie’s kindly promising the civilised hours of 12-9 daily.Turn right into Westgate, the main pedestrianised street, and imagine you’re in Winchester with its quaint alleyways and tourist tat.
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Pilgrims Cheese shop
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Actually bought chinaware for our niece in here in 1993
Except that Winchester would be heaving, even on a damp Monday in Mrch.Still, the cathedral doesn’t mind the lack of poshos.
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A great cathedral
Westgate has a GBG courtyard pub, a boisterous Craft Union pub I almost go in, nd a McDonalds from which I will be moved on little later.The alleyway to Angie’s looks very alluring.wp-15840172882984902011568582437835.jpg
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Alley art
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Newton Stewart ?
But the shutters are up at 6.15.
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Oh
The Facebook page hasn’t been updated since September, there’s no signs on the door and my message goes unanswered.No luck the next morning, either. I hope all is well, and I’ll try again soon.As Jagger sang in ’73;Angie, AngieYou can’t say we never tried.

13 thoughts on “GLOUCESTER’S OPEN. AND SHUT

    1. Citra,
      Yes, I remember hearing ‘Angie’ on the juke box of the Unicorn in Cannock not long after it had been released.
      And the Ansells Mild was drinking well.
      Happy Days ( that was the local coach company with an office across the road )

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