The new GBG should “drop”, as annoying people say, sometime soon.
Am I excited ? Not really. But frankly it’s getting tough getting more pink ticks in GBG20 as my nearest new Guide pubs are now 4 hours away and it’s getting darker.
So I’m doing a bit of “random pubbing“. You should try it. Just go in a pub. It doesn’t hurt (except in Carluke, obvs).
Let’s try Coopersale.
The Garnon Bushes (crazy name, I’ll visit all the Garnon Bushes in the UK) looked a bit less “Brunning & Price”.
No greeter, not much fuss, food finished. I even got a chance to approach the bar before being invited to find a seat before the R rate for Mid Essex rose to double figures.
A plain pub, which I like, enlivened by a dozen drinkers spread around the pub.
What a duff pump clip, what a wonderful glass.
And what a gorgeous creamy pint.
So, which tiny brewer contract brews this legendary beer, long regarded as dishwater by most CAMRA members ?
Er, that would be Marston’s I guess. But who cares ?
Not a classic, despite the beer, but the potential for BRAPA to end up in the wrong loo is huge.