So, no half in Gunnerside, but I’m claiming a tick as it’s closed with no date for reopening, and with a change of landlord at least.
But I made another crucial incursion into North Yorkshire by making a booking for Table 3 at Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough. I’d had to pull over at Catterick Garrison to make a booking that took longer than it would take to drink my beer two hours later.
I’ve always preferred Knaresborough to neighbouring Harrogate. More curves, sexier windows,
and the cakes are better than Betty’s.
I recommend the homemade rum truffles. Or would if they hadn’t been snaffled by family members when I wasn’t looking.
You’ll know Knaresborough (if at all) for the authentic tourist attractions that draw gentlefolk from Boston Spa and Otley.
views worthy of Bridgnorth,
and the chance to meet Mother Shipton who will read your palm and predict your NBSS scores for the price of a pint of
Doom Bar Ilkley Mary Jane.
Loads of young folk in cafes and on the water down by the Nidd; a sea of gentlefolk in the workaday Market Place.
Like Skipton, Knaresborough has dabbled at the bistro/craft bar crossover in the past (So Bar/Half Moon), and you can read Six Poor Folk from the the font. I don’t have a key for the O with a line through it. Sorry.
A small and socially distanced queue formed for the 3pm sitting. Will we look back at lines like that in 5 years time and wonder what on earth was going on ?
6pF, as it’s known to the kids, has cheery staff and takes Covid safety very seriously.
I do mean that as praise. Honest.
The two Old Boys bought pints of Mary Jane so I followed them (not literally, there’s a pandemic).
It was fine, NBSS 3 stuff. But Table 3 was stuck in the corner with a screen blocking my view of the action. I will never get used to making a reservation for a beer.
I jealously admired the life inside the Sam Smiths on the way home.
But that’s never getting in the GBG. Not even now they’ve put the price up by a quid.