Oooh, messy pink marker there; should have got Mrs RM to do it.
I’m just back from my first actual new GBG pub of the year, A BIG THING.
Clay Cross deserves a lengthy post, perhaps two, it was that good in the North Derbys sun.
Note the flowerpot as ash tray, the Denby cup, the lacings on the Jaipur. All scream “Proper Pub”.
But elsewhere in the “Pub Ticking Community”, which needs a witty acronym, there is disquiet;
Before you’re tempted to agree with Duncan, just remember that his ticking is all in halves, and he also accepts tasters.
I’d rather be indoors, but as BRAPA discovered, the banter outside can be the highlight of a pub visit, and on several occasions I’ve taken my pint outside to be with the
After all, you’re doing this for the pub experience, NOT the building. Stuff your heritage (unless it comes on the side of a sweet bag in Clay Cross).