Declaring on 19 (pubs)

This post is brought to you from our campervan, parked up on Sunday night in the 3rd quietest place under the sun. I can’t remember the other two.

If you can work out where we are from the photos above and below you’ll know where to find the bodies.

The return of pubs coincided with the return of self-contained accommodation, which meant we’ve camped near pubs the last 3 nights.

You’ll be delighted to know that we’ve racked up 19 pubs this first week, single-handedly saving them for you to enjoy when you come out from behind the sofa (because “It’s too cold, innit?”) .

Coincidentally, I conservatively estimate 19,000 calories consumed in pub gardens on items like pork roll baps in Dereham. Dereham is pig central.

19 pubs, but only 4 of them new Beer Guide ticks.

Normally that would be cause for wailing and gnashing of teeth, but as BRAPA will confirm it’s taken a while to get back into full ticking mode, like Chris Tavare surveying the field before getting into savage hitting mode.

Pleasingly, ticks in the north, midlands and south to write about. Sadly, some more plastic glasses to moan about.

Tomorrow I might even start to plan ahead, now there’s something to plan for.

For now, Baa Baa Toure says “Good night“.

26 thoughts on “Declaring on 19 (pubs)

  1. 8 visits to 7 different pubs/bars for me. It’s not a competition of course, but of course it is a competition…

    Pub visits planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, and of course a full-English B&B stopover with pubs at the weekend. Best that!*

    *of course you will

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      1. Malvern del Mar via Evesham de la Frontera and Worcester de Compostela. Trying out one of these new-fangled locomotives.

        We’re booked, we’re going…

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  2. Bet you’re very happy indeed to get back out in the camper van. And while I do want to see you get closer to completing the GBG, I find myself pleased to hear you’ve allowed yourself to temporarily let go of that priority a bit and just go to whichever pubs you feel like going to. After a pandemic-inflicted shutdown like this, it seems only natural to just go out and enjoy pubs in general. Who knows, you may even find there is a reduced need for flower pots. 😉

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  3. “I can’t remember the other two.”

    Understandable. The quiet ones lull you and then you can’t remember anything. 😉

    “If you can work out where we are from the photos above and below you’ll know where to find the bodies.”

    I see a castle! (or stately home?) That’s a clue, innit! 🙂

    “The return of pubs coincided with the return of self-contained accommodation, which meant we’ve camped near pubs the last 3 nights.”

    Sort of like a houseboat on wheels?

    “(because “It’s too cold, innit?”) .

    It’s been 25C for a high here for the past 5 days.

    “Coincidentally, I conservatively estimate 19,000 calories consumed in pub gardens on items like pork roll baps in Dereham.”

    Rule of thumb for an active male over 50 is about 2,600 per day. So, that times one week is 18,200. About right I’d say. 😉

    “19 pubs, but only 4 of them new Beer Guide ticks.”

    Hopefully it will get better.

    “like Chris Tavare surveying the field before getting into savage hitting mode.”

    Oooh! That and the title a cricket references, yes? 🙂

    “Sadly, some more plastic glasses to moan about.”

    Plastic from plants? Whatever will they think of next.

    “Tomorrow I might even start to plan ahead, now there’s something to plan for.”

    Don’t get cocky!

    “For now, Baa Baa Toure says “Good night“.”

    Houses in the background. That’s another clue, innit?

    Cheers

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  4. “…like Chris Tavare surveying the field before getting into savage hitting mode.” Isn’t that the definition of an eon? Or is it an epoch? Almost certainly a cure for insomnia.

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