The estimable Tim Thomas has asked me to compile a “Guess the Pub” for his local branch. Sadly, there are very few Craft Union or Sizzlin’ pubs in Newbury, but I have one idea.
This isn’t a Guess the Pub. I bet 75% of you can identify this famous place from the picture above, or at least narrow it down to a dozen.
The aerial shot might not help, though Etu has a team of interns already comparing the road patterns with his Ordnance Survey maps.
My other geographical clue is “2 miles from Denis Charles Scott“.
No doubt, some of you will be guided by the type of brick,
or be able to read the inscription on the trophy.
It’s a classic, even with people who don’t like Swindon’s finest as the house beer,
or who were disappointed to see it take a crown from the Dengie Hundred.
Finally, I’d throw in some oblique reference to the local CAMRA magazine being surprisingly combustible, and leave you with a photo clue.
It’s NOT W.G. Grace, for a change.