LEOMINSTER GOES CRAFT (SORT OF)

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Back in Leominster, changes happens slowly.

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Get your ARP shelter here
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Art Deco bingo hall not yet a BrewDog
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Not yet a Brunning & Price
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Not yet been to Wheelbarrow Castle

It must be hard being Leominster, even with the marvellous revitalisation of the Chequers, last year’s tick.

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Classic smart basic pub

25 minutes up the A49 you have the pashminas and prettiness of Ludlow, 25 down the road you have Barrels and a giant map.

But with a squint and a bit of sunshine I can make it look pleasant enough.

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As always “Look up !”

And who can resist an alleyway of underwear;

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Trust Mrs RM to notice the bra

Or the dresses with pockets for horses (top) by Lenka ?

Total tourists : Two, us, and to be honest it was painfully quiet 3 weeks after the Return of Pubs.

The Dutch cafe (not that sort) we so enjoyed in 2018 was inexplicably shut, and I thought for a moment of a record 11th different Spoons in July (purely for research).

But Mrs RM noticed the Press Room, a corner pub with scary words like “Craft” and “Italian” outside.

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Quirky

It used to be the town’s Tourist Office, guiding folk to the spot where Mrs RM and I had a raging argument about cheese.

Whoever owns it has done a fine job. Cosy, efficient, child-friendly, and with home made cakes.

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Cosy

Ignore the bar and the Shipyard. Inside that fridge was a very decent collection of local and, yes, craft beer.

When I mentioned my pre-emptive to Duncan this week (of course he’d beat me there) he just said “The one with the cakes ?”.

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Yes, the one with the cakes

To prove we resisted the cakes as part of “Cut the gut”, here’s the bill;

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610 Deep would be good, but it was Three Tuns
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Not perfect, but GBG standard

A lovely* Dad came in with his young lad, and perused the snack menu ending up with a whole pork pie that would later feed them through the Second Wave.

Awesome” he said, confirming the Press Room’s craft credentials, which were only mildly undermined by the anti-woke sign and pot pourri in the Gents.

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Casual sexism alive and well

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*I wrote “Stand on ceremony Dad” in my notes but Mrs RM told me off.

 

 

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