Paul asks why we didn’t go to the All Nations ?
Have you seen Mrs RM’s shoes Paul ?
It was 47 minutes to Madeley, 15 to the Coalbrookdale. Uphill.
When I started visiting GBG pubs in the mid-90s the Coalbrookdale had just become the National Pub of the Year. We visited in ’97; CAMRA were right.
What’s your favourite ?
I’ve been to all those apart from the first. Kinmuck still calls. The actual winner in 1992 was the Hungry Horse in Bedford by the way.
It’s been more out than in of the GBG of late (only the Oracle flies the flag), but as Si and Malt and Dunc and LAF will tell you that means not a lot.
It looks magnificent, but quiet.
It serves a small community, and I guess the days of coachloads of tickers from Tipton and Tamworth are long gone, and so is the huge range of beers.
Two is plenty, often more than enough, and at £3 a pint should be flying out.
It could do with more life, and perhaps it’ll come back when the Old Boys get the vaccine, but don’t start a countdown on that.
I took a quick look at the hand wash for you,
and joined Mrs RM on the balcony.
The beer was NBSS 3 stuff, the views gorgeous,
Mrs RM’s attention undivided,
A bit like revisiting the Fisherman’s Tavern, an earlier winner, this was a muted but satisfying return.
The descent to the bridge was wonderful.
We slept well.