TALES OF NICKED LUNCHES BY THE CAMBRIDGE SIDINGS

Speed blogging, as I’ve only got 29:57 minutes of free WiFi at our Saltash Travelodge. Just enough for these two Cambridge posts.

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You know how much we love homebrew made in a shed down railway sidings, but Calverley’s make magic beer; one of the blokes used to work for Batham’s.

They’ve been spending the summer moving their Tap room from the brewery to a nice new room, and had just started opening on Wednesdays with Scott’s All Day pizzas from next door. Who needs Ancoats or Shoreditch ?

We asked to sit by the fire.

For about 10 seconds, till Mrs RM started to melt, then moved to the stalls.

There’s not a lot to say. That cask Porter and a keg smoked IPA were sensational, if a bit cool for Stafford Paul’s taste I expect.

Calverley have done a lovely job here, despite the trials and tribulations of being a small brewery as well as restauranteurs, taking bookings, measuring out the 2 metres and delivering pints to tables. A new world.

We debated the ethics of stealing your work colleague’s lunch, as seemed to have been the case with the Calverley chums.

Mrs RM sided with the chap who’d been wronged by losing his bap/cob/roll.

At last, someone on my wavelength“. Mrs RM was chuffed. She nearly bought a pot plant.

3 and a bit pints on a Proper afternoon out, and it wasn’t me who insisted we stopped in the Sun for NBSS 3.5 pints of Youngs Ordinary and Hobgoblin Gold on the stagger back.

See, she’s a pint woman.

22 thoughts on “TALES OF NICKED LUNCHES BY THE CAMBRIDGE SIDINGS

      1. One of my aims in life is to stay in one of their shepherds huts.When we go we make a point of getting there by 12 to make sure of a seat -it gets terribly busy

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      1. Great cartoon that made 😊

        Luckily all my pubs down here in Cornwall are open, most all day, with a friendly “Take your plague out of our village!” as you leave.

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      1. Just like Covid, it’s southern bias. Duncan (Paisley) and BRAPA (York) will get theirs just in time for a special Christmas reopening of pubs (even Covid respects Christmas).

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  1. “Just enough for these two Cambridge posts.”

    You must have a terrible data plan. πŸ™‚

    “For about 10 seconds, till Mrs RM started to melt, then moved to the stalls.”

    Heh.

    “if a bit cool for Stafford Paul’s taste I expect.”

    Have to say, we like our beers a bit cooler over here usually.

    “Mrs RM sided with the chap who’d been wronged by losing his bap/cob/roll.”

    Concur. When that happened to me I’d put a sandwich in the fridge the next day with the hottest of mustards cunningly smeared throughout. πŸ™‚

    “Mrs RM was chuffed. She nearly bought a pot plant.”

    Looks like a terrarium to me.

    “and it wasn’t me who insisted we stopped in the Sun for NBSS 3.5 pints of Youngs Ordinary and Hobgoblin Gold on the stagger back.”

    Those make for a glorious day… once in a while. πŸ™‚

    “See, she’s a pint woman.”

    Are you saying she’s short? πŸ˜‰

    Cheers!

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      1. Oh I do but if you think I’m wasting my paid data on my readers when there’s 30 minutes free Wi-Fi you’re sadly mistaken ! Actually, the 4G has been pretty good in Saltash so far.

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