I shall press on, avoiding the terms “Good Beer Guide” and “GBG21” as much as possible, and wake up to the sound of the CAMRA police knocking on my door at 4am* to strip me of my privilege.
The new GBG will be full of micropubs, I bet ya, and I’d been
warned about advised to visit the Wonkey Donkey ages ago as it’s run by the folk who blow froth or something. You remember them. The ones who run the pub with seats like this;
Anyway, a free day, a chance to pre-emptively put the tick on the Donkey, as it were.
For a change, have an aerial view of Peterborough; it’s best that way.
A first trip to Fletton since, ooh, 1993 I think. It’s Proper Peterborough.
I warmed to the Donkey immediately on seeing the After School Club for Mums. Or I did after realising my own personal absence of “mum” wasn’t a barrier to entry.
I like their style.
And I like their beer board. Is £3.50 the new £3 in micros ? (joke, joke).
In micros these days you’re either too late and have to stand outside in the rain waiting for slow drinkers to finish up, or you’re the only one in.
Full marks to the nice man behind the bar for being so chatty; I wish I’d taken notes. I barely remember that this is local Miletree Mosaka which was very tasty in a strange way.
Oh, yes, he’d lived in Waterbeach when it had the barracks. We should have compared notes on the Chung Hwa.
But as you’ll know, 31% of the appeal of a micropub is the loo. This one had an actual separate Gents, which as you can see has received awards from all the publications that matter.
*Probably not in this rain