I kicked a hornet’s nest, as they say in Carluke, with those Top 7 Bass pubs.
To avoid wars with Pontfaen and Portishead, here’s another seven for the intrepid Bass Man or Woman who has a second day (or week) on their hands.
It does make the map look a little more representative of the UK, though the east of England looks a bit of a laggard. No change there.
The classic parlour pub.
An inexcusable omission from my first list, given I was only there last summer. Note how well Duncan blends in with the Dyffryn’s unique wallpaper.
In my defence, I was DES that night, one of my dafter decisions.
“Old school” sums it up. Mr Long greets me warmly and gives me his entire life story as a Somerset publican while I sink a pint of Bass.
It looks wonderful, and I can only wonder how it took SO long for the Ship to sail into the GBG (sorry) and force me to Portishead.
I might go back soon and drink his Doom Bar. You know you want me to.
The same question in St John, near the Devon border, but in this case the Landlord is a relative newcomer so I’ll let Kernow CAMRA off.
Certainly the best looking Bass this year.
A chatty landlord from the Wirral, and a strenuous walk up the hill after to work off the 207 calories.
Which takes us just over the border to;
Perhaps the best looking pub, and certainly the best buskers.
It wasn’t the best Bass on this list, nine beers rather the one it used to have, but it had great staff, friendly locals spanning the ages, and that buzz you get from the very best boozers.
Parental warning : Bar flies
A similarly earthy atmosphere in the Cross Foxes, a recent Guide (re)entry.
A simple unspoilt one bar locals pub, with long row of bench seating, darts board, horse racing from Wincanton, 4pm drinkers. You could be in Derby. Or heaven.
Is this the only Bass in Scotland ?
Just looking back now, I remember what a cracker it was. Folk of all ages enjoying England in the 2018 World Cup, and Bass flying out.
Who said the Scots were philistines when it comes to beer ?