HOI POLLOI

Mrs RM is getting a bit nervous about the 12th April.

You might assume that’s because of her impending root canal treatment, but actually she’s worried I’m not going to get my pint of Doom Bar on the glorious return to pub gardens.

Her phone keeps pinging as her Facebook group reveals the latest conspiracy theory about extending Lockdown and Death Eaters. It’s a good job there’s one Pollyanna in the family.

To cheer her up, I’ve been finishing off the Tiny Rebel Birthday Beer Box so she doesn’t have to.

Apparently she’s not keen on traditional beer styles like Black Cherry Cream Soda Pale Ale and Citrus Gin Sour (which was undrinkable).

I also took the outside packaging from B & Q up the local recycling centre after 2:25 hours spent folding and jumping on it.

At the tip I found a business card for a tailor, sneakily incorporated into my Google maps to confuse you.

I’ve just spent 20 minutes trying to find you a pub at this World Heritage Site, and now so can you if you kept your magnifying glasses from the last Guess the Pub.

Admit it, you’re thinking Stoke already, aren’t you ?

Ah, that’s more like Newcastle-under-Lyme with its hipster lighting.

Actually, the last time I saw those weird beer dispensers was in Havana.

Craft beer, it says, and to be fair the drinks here look more like beer than those Tiny Rebel cans.

The Google review tells you all you need know;

Спасибо, что пришли и поддержали нас. Можете ли вы сказать мне, что случилось, чтобы мы могли все исправить. Спасибо и до встречи, чтобы мы могли исправить нашу ошибку.

Anyhow, the question, how much does a pint cost here (in £).

17 thoughts on “HOI POLLOI

  1. Anyhow, the question, how much does a pint cost here (in £).
    More important will Humphrey have added another £1 to his OBB on 12th April ?
    T’other Mudgie will probably be at the Boars Head’s and Queens Head’s beer gardens at 11am to find out.

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    1. Both of which are noted for their extensive beer gardens, of course. Some of the Market Place pubs may put out tables at the front, but I doubt whether the Boar’s Head will.

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      1. T’other Mudgie,
        Yes indeed, “extensive” unless compared to your local Nursery !

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      2. I can’t see the Nursery opening on April 12th. It was slow to reopen last July and was not open while the “substantial meal” rule applied.

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      3. T’other Mudgie,
        That’s a shame especially as a national Pub of the Year virtually on your doorstep.

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  2. “HOI POLLOI”

    At least you didn’t add ‘the’ to the title. 😉

    “but actually she’s worried I’m not going to get my pint of Doom Bar on the glorious return to pub gardens.”

    Feh. Fingers crossed. Have you heard what Germany’s doing over Easter? Bloody hellski.

    “It’s a good job there’s one Pollyanna in the family.”

    I didn’t know that was your middle name. 🙂

    I can well understand that. The Black Cherry is only 4.2%, definitely not in Mrs RM’s wheelhouse. As for the gin sour; what were they thinking?

    “after 2:25 hours spent folding and jumping on it.”

    That’s the equivalent of an hour’s walk I’ll bet.

    “At the tip I found a business card for a tailor”

    A tailor; is that your uncle Alfred? 😉

    “Admit it, you’re thinking Stoke already, aren’t you ?”

    I don’t wish to be rude (honest!) but that middle bit looks like a spermatozoon.

    “Ah, that’s more like Newcastle-under-Lyme with its hipster lighting.”

    The bottle of Jack Daniels on the table at the far left would tend to belie that. 😉

    “Actually, the last time I saw those weird beer dispensers was in Havana.”

    Has Cuba moved closer to Vietnam due to continental drift?

    “The Google review tells you all you need know;”

    My Russian is a bit rusty but I think it says something like “Thank you for supporting our mistakes. Thank you and please visit gain before we make any corrections”.

    “Anyhow, the question, how much does a pint cost here (in £).”

    Literally 63,000 đồng, 321 kopeks?

    Cheers

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  3. Country Pub & Grill at 40 Xuan Dieu, Hanoi, appears to have ceased trading, having been replaced at that address by an Indian restaurant called Maazi. Happily, there is still The Unicorn Pub, 2a Hàng Than – cocktails rather than craft beer, but Man City fans welcome, apparently.

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      1. I’d never heard of Hoi An. It’s a bit like discovering that Hartlepool is an anagram of Cleethorpes.

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