After concluding our house viewing Mrs RM, exhausted by questions about gnomes, grommets and gas cookers, said,
“I need a pint“. You can tell who was driving.
The Blind Monkey (ex-Firwood Cottage) only re-opened in 2018 so hasn’t graced the GBG yet. Perhaps it never will, as Don McLean sang.
Worryingly, it’s owned by Speakeasy Enterprises.
More worryingly, there are people in floral shirts in the outside area.
Then Mrs RM gets told off for ignoring the “WAIT HERE” sign at the door and I realise that her impatience is one of the reasons I love her.
We’re shown to our table, opposite another happy family fresh from playing on Ruskin Park.
The pictures tell you all you need.
On our escorted walk through the pub I hardly had time to look at the bar, but could see that they didn’t have the Atomic Blonde listed on the beer menu. 2020 is The Year You’re Not Allowed to See The Pumps.
So I asked for the Blonde anyway, Mrs RM always like the Blonde, and if course it had gone. But I’ll tell you what; the cask Our House (NBSS 3.5+) and keg Saucery were exceptional, as was a shared house pizza.
The “speakeasy” theming might grate after a bit, but if you lived near here you might well become a very fat, drunk, young professional very quickly.
So, where WILL James choose to live ?