“Oooh, the lady drinking the beer !”

I ended my session as DES at the White Hart in Chilsworthy on the edge of Dartmoor.

Mrs RM is now regretting all those pints as much as I am not having had them now, but at this stage in the season it was all about ticks, ticks, ticks..

Actually, the views as dusk closed in were the highlight. From the top of the disused mines you can just make out Andover.

6pm on a Friday, a destination dining pub with CAMRA awards (Pub of the Year 2020) and Uley Ales (why ?). Would we even get in ?

Just about, as the gentlefolk headed to the conservatory overlooking the valley and we plumped for the seat by the window near the fire.

A good seat, and of course excellent company (am reading from notes here).

But what beers do they have ?

Sadly not that one.

I spy Treen’s from Ponsanooth. as the Landlord/waiter/Covid enforcer approaches.

A pints of Resolve, and a J20 for me, please.”

Ice ?”

Yes, please

The foaming pint is place in front of me.

Oi, that’s mine !” says Mrs RM.

Ooooh, a lady ale drinker, good to see” says our Landlord, giving her a friendly nudge that in the 18th century would have required me to challenge him to a duel.

Mrs RM normally breaks into her “I’m a girl who drinks pints of real ale, I am” spiel at this point but he’d wisely moved away.

A top all-rounder; CAMRAs, couples, lads smoking on the balcony. We’d have stayed till food started at 6 but it’s no fun watching your wife drinking, so we admired the view one last time and headed back before dark descended.

7 thoughts on ““Oooh, the lady drinking the beer !”

  1. I know I am repeating myself, but it is interesting to see you ticking a new area. We haven’t seen this many older pubs in a while. Really nice for a change.

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  2. “Mrs RM is now regretting all those pints as much as I am not having had them now,”

    (slow golf clap)

    “From the top of the disused mines you can just make out Andover.”

    Thank goodness it isn’t called Bendover. 😉

    “and we plumped for the seat by the window near the fire.

    Shades of Si in the Prince of Wales. Did either of you take your shoes off to warm your toesies by the fire?

    “A good seat, and of course excellent company (am reading from notes here).”

    Are you implying that Mrs RM, at times, ISN’T good company?

    “The foaming pint is place in front of me.”

    Yikes! (and at least, I’m guessing, the ice was in the J20?)

    ““Oi, that’s mine !” says Mrs RM.”

    LOL! Your Mrs is definitely a keeper!
    (though I usually say it out loud at ‘oight’ – is that a regional thing?)

    “but it’s no fun watching your wife drinking”

    Ahem. There are certain occasions when that might be a good thing (wink, wink). 😉

    Cheers!

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  3. Good to see this one got a positive write-up given their appearance the following month on Tom Kerridge’s TV series. And they’ll be flocking across the border from Devon for a drink next week 😀

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    1. Yes, bet rural Devon are miffed being punished for (presumably) Exeter’s sins.

      The White Hart was good, the views great, though I suspect BRAPA would find it a bit “a CAMRA award winner and it wants you to know it”. It was busy enough out-of-season last month.

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