No, not BRAPA’s consumption last week.
That’s the claimed sale of cask ale at We*herspoon’s Weepinh *sh in St. Neots last week.
I used to pop in this classic gentlefolk Spoons quite regularly for flat whites, Thursday curry and the occasional pint of Saffron (why ?).
On Thursday afternoon it was very quiet, the gentlefolk notably absent, the pub running at 60% of 2016 levels.
Perhaps the OAPs have been in Monday to Wednesday for Rishi’s Reductions, and will come back on Monday. Perhaps they’re staying at home till the vaccine arrives, if it ever does.
I’m a bit reticent about staying inside pubs, if honest, but here again I felt safe on a high table about 0.2km from the next punter.
In a contrast to Cambridge, here you can still wander up to the bar,
survey the wondrous range of cask, and order your beer.
Abbot, Ruddles, Broadside and Doom Bar. The holy quartet of Spoons ales these days.
Have they given up on guest beers completely ? Wouldn’t blame them; I didn’t see a single pint of cask pulled in 27.5 minutes, and I had (unusually excellent) black coffee with my mini portion of fudge brownie.
The blackboard declared “473 pints of ale sold last week !“.
That’s a lot, I thought. Until you spread it over 4 pumps, and 7 days, and (say) 13 hours and it works out at about 1 pint an hour.