First up, I do hope LifeAfterFootball‘s latest post marks a break, rather than a retirement from promoting pubs.
Aller looked spooky in the morning. I could have been in the Fens.
20 minutes later I was crossing the M5 towards Bridgwater, which has been disappointingly GBG-lite of late.
Matt had a friend near here with a pet lizard, and now has a girlfriend with a pet giant snail. What is wrong with having pink stabilo pens as pets ?
I parked up near the riverbank for my free hour, and headed to Coffee #1 for a rather disappointing breakfast in my favourite chain. At least the proper cups are back.
Plenty of trade in Coffee #1 at 8am, but otherwise a serene Bridgwater looking better than I remember. The statue is of Pubmeister directing BRAPA to the Carnival (JDW) round the corner.
Bridgwater was the site of Joe Strummer’s last performance in 2002. Joe was a cider man, so what he’d have made of the string of obvious craft venues along with Saint John Street is a matter of conjecture.
I expect Alan Winfield would have done these Proper Pubs justice.
The great news is that according to WhatPub that those five pubs give you a grand total of THREE handpumps.
And two of those dispense Doom Bar.