Mrs RM has just put the Christmas tree up. No, I lie, she’s put TWO Christmas trees up, having just bought a second. November is turning into a BAD month.
No pubs since the 4th, of course, and my tentative plans to pop to Cornwall for a few quick socially distanced halves prompted an irate son of Kernow (I presume) to scream “Get off my land, plague bringer“.
From the latest figures it’s fairly clear the Covid rates in South Cambs are pretty much the same as in Cornwall and the imaginary Isle of Wight. AND we all know the South Cambs rate is skewed by the trolley lickers of Bar Hill.
But I’m not going to complain about the new Tier system; Kentish Paul does that much more eloquently here.
I’m sure there’s a prize if you can identify Paul’s “takeaway only” pub.
My in-law, down the lane from Paul, s are LIVID about Royal Tunbridge Wells being lumped into the same tier (3) as Sheppey and Maidstone.
I don’t think they’ve actually ever BEEN to Sheppey, but they know it’s not something you want to be lumped with.
Not that they’d have been going up their lane to the Imperial for a pint, but that’s not the point.
Anyway, I’m not going somewhere I’m not wanted; I had a miserable reception in Cornwall in August.
No, I’ll go where I’m welcome, to the terrific Tier 2s, and stick some money in their tills.
With a bit of luck there’ll be a few menus like this one at the King’s Head in Essex so I’m not skint by Christmas.
I’m making little lists of pubs by county. This is Surrey;
Before I set off in the campervan I’m checking opening times, minimum (yes, MINIMUM) group size and ID requirements.
And wouldn’t you know it, first on that list is my old friend, Brunning & Price
At least there’ll be open. No £1.99 meals in Oxted, I guess. And will they really want me hogging a table for an hour in December when I could have been in and out in 15 minutes if they were Tier 1 ?