Prompted by several “conversations with the Southworths” (Netflix, Thrs 4am) I’ve decided to give you my 10 favourite UK counties.
Of course, they’re not real counties, ancient or post ’74.
They’re the counties in the Good Beer Guide, all seventy three of them.
So you get anomalies like “Loch Lomond and Stirling” as well as the fictional island of
At least, unlike that bloke on CAMRA Discourse, I know that Wales 🏴 isn’t a Region. It’s five chapters.
My selection is based on my usual criteria, which means there’s marginally more to life than Bass mirrors, arguments over crisps and NBSS 4 Doom Bar.
But before I start, you get to guess. Usual rules, usual prize.
Get all 10 and win a bottle of CAMRA Silver Selection Bass from 1998.
Yes, one of the counties has an “M” in it.