No idea why I’m bringing you Hereford highlights. Perhaps I was just missing the Barrels.
I’m definitely missing countryside like this;
It’s not in our Top 20 towns, but looking back I seem to have caught it on a good night in 2018.
It doesn’t feel a lot bigger than Durham,(and it isn’t), similarly dominated by the Cathedral with its c.300 map of known
craft beer Wye Valley pubs.
The other thing Hereford is famous for is, of course, this goal;
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Edgar Street (possibly known as the Scrumpy Stadium these days) is one of those grounds literally in the heart of town, and frankly you could do a football /pub/cathedral /curry circuit in 4 hours.
But you should pop in Gordon Bennetts, the local brewery’s newbie, if only to be outraged by the prices, as I was last year.
“This is the sort of underpricing of beer that CAMRA is trying to stamp out, of course. Or perhaps CAMRA members think HPA and Cwtch are poor beers cheaply made ?
I often ask, in all innocence, what poor beers we shouldn’t be campaigning for. No-one will tell me.”
If the Beer in Hand is open (it’s a micro) I’d pop in there as well. No pics but I thought it was a corker.
For crafties like Mrs RM, Firefly has the Siren and Thornbridge on keg. Very 2015, but nothing wrong with 2015.
Or Bass mirrors shipped from Wrexham.
The Spoons is unmissable, and rather like the one in Winchester it’s where the youngsters come for their assignations, just like in that Shadowlands film set round here.
Yes, that’s Rosie’s Pig. Sorry.
Basically, though, a Hereford pub crawl is Barrels.
3 visits, packed every time, kicked out at closing, a rarity for me.
This bloke was entertaining his 5 year old, presumably safely in bed in faraway Ledbury, on Skype. He made our night by acting out the part of a 1972 Willie McFaul.
This is one of those joyous pubs that also seems to push through more pints of cask than the rest put together.
Only right, then, that I finished on the Robinsons.
For the 100th time, not THAT Robinsons.