One for Life After Football now. I don’t know if he ever played at the Ricoh,
but if he did his cultured clearances could have gone over the top of the Jimmy Hill statue (is it still there ?) and ended up in the lane comprising Hales Industrial Estate.
DO NOT PARK THERE, even on non-match days. but instead walk from Longford and explore an authentic ’80s themed industrial estate, including panel beaters and a brewery celebrating the Tottenham-beating Sky Blues. I appreciate that Cov isn’t ALL about 1987, but it sometime feels like it.
Dhillon’s Tap is only open at weekends, there being no matches at the Ricoh, even the weird shaped ball variety.
I hope it gets in the GBG sometime, and not just to make life tricky for BRAPA. Nearby Byatt’s Tap made it a while ago, and this is just as much fun.
A riot of colour, barrels and musical references, most of them between 1979 and 1981.
Modern and classy, it felt a cross between that Clash themed bar in Rugby and the Brum place that never opens (narrows it down). Stafford Paul would hate it, to be fair.
A very jolly chap, probably the brewer but certainly the bloke in charge of the playlist, did the Covid stuff and gave me a scary menu.
“What do you normally drink ?“
“Er, beer ?”
The Amber on cask was cool and frothy (NBSS 3/3.5), but I have to tell you that Mrs RM got the best of this deal with the tinnies.
The hazy Fair Lady was good, but the Red Rebel was stunning, one of the best things I’ve nearly drunk before Mrs RM stole it back all year.
Seems that a few Co-ops stock it, which confirms my view that Co-ops are the best place to shop in the UK.
Anyway, get to Cov now.