9th March 2020
National Bass Day coming up on 11 April; I’ve no doubt you’ve all got your orders in to Samlesbury already.
Upset a CAMRA, support Draught Bass.
In the Turks Head I had a lively conversation about Bass and Pedi with a lovely bloke who assured me the Imperial always had it on. Sometimes that means always on special occasions.
The signs were good.
I’d never noticed the Imperial on half a dozen trips to Gloucester, but I bet it would be first on LifeAfterFootball’s hit list.
One roomer, Carling and Guinness drinkers in every corner, “The 39 Steps” competing with FA Cup highlights on multiple screens, Irish racegoers at the bar planning their day at Cheltenhm (I have a hot tip for Tuesday’s Arkle).
And Bass (and Plum Porter too, you little tease).
Served through a handpump but as flat as an Anfield title celebration.
Not much to say about the Imperial. It’s a boozer (even WhatPub calls it that) with bench seating. The Mudgies would love it; Citra would excuse himself.
Cool, flat, tasty. I veered between a 3 and 3.5, which is pretty good for Monday night. To be clear, I don’t care about the Bass history, heritage, provenance, ownership or whatever. It’s just a good, occasionally great beer and that should be ALL we care about.
Come on April, drink 5 pints of Bass and watch the whole of The Great Escape on the telly. You know you want to.