Bideford Town FC looked gorgeous as I arrived back at my campervan.
One last pint ? Steer clear of Spoons, till the last night at least.
Lacey’s Ale & Cider House sounds like a Beer Guide place, doesn’t it ? It even doesn’t sell Doom Bar, which is always popular.
“Pint of Old Appledore please”
“Can I just take your details ? Name ?, Postcode ?“
“Retired Martin CB25…“
“Oh, sorry, we only serve EX39 postcodes”
“But there is a Wetherspoons round the corner that’ll serve you”
Yes, folk, to Devon and Cornwall we’re the plague bringers.
The publicans were friendly, but wary. Several wanted bookings, even to pop in for a quick half.
The arrows and tape and chairs blocking loiterers were overpowering at times. Plates were delivered on trays to the edge of the table by staff who scuttled away.
Perversely, with Covid rates a fraction of what they’ve been in London or Manchester or Birmingham, but fragile healthcare facilities, the Southwest seems a bit reluctant to open up in a hurry.
*It Lacey’s had been in the Guide I’d have worn a wig and gone back the next day with a Wurzels accent.