Some artists are best known for their worst work.
McCartney made his fortune singing about frogs,
Bowie is best known for a gnome,
and BRAPA‘s fortune rests on a single act of public urination at a Nottinghamshire station.
Today it again became my most-read blog post of the year (so far), overtaking Pudsey.
It looks like 90% of the views are from South Korea visitors via this site.
There’s a link in there somewhere to the George in Piercebridge, one of the old coaching inns on the Great North Road covered in Roger Protz’s excellent book for CAMRA.
I wonder how many of my Korean readers have made the journey to Durham to see The George for themselves, and been bemused when the five steps inexplicably run out short of the door.
I didn’t even pop in on that first trip with Curry Charles (it’s not in the GBG), but made a visit with Mrs RM a year later to see if it had any charm to match the history.
“Despite there being a couple of Geordie businessmen and a quartet of Italian fisherman as well as us, we had trouble getting served. The barmaid seemed to be doing the cooking, serving, clock maintenance and pulling of the pints. I guess that’s what we mean by increasing productivity.”
It’s pleasant, better than the gastro GBG effort across the Tees, and a lovely setting. But you’ll get better pubs and beer in Darlo.
Anyone know what the pub scene is like (pre-Lockdown) in Seoul ? Mrs RM was headed there in August before you-know-what, and I was going to recommend this;