Having come all this way (twice) I thought I’d better do a second pub in Eastwood. It’s replete with micros called “Mellors Mews” (for Tory voters),”Eastwood Conservative Club” (ditto), “Oliver’s Kitchen” (for Elvis Costello fans), and the “Dog & Parrot” (for animal lovers).
With all that pre-emptive material, I opted for the Spoons.
If I’m honest, I only popped in The Lady Chatterley because it looked SO lively outside I was expecting some blog material and micros can be too quiet. Hardly anyone was eating; I hope that’s not a bad sign.
I wasn’t expecting such an interesting beer range;
Sorry, I took a photo of the wrong bar; the Doom and Abbot were on the other side.
Let’s do the Citra test.
I ordered a half (£1.08) on the App and returned to eavesdropping on typical East Midlands conversation about topics such as Brentford’s chances in the Prem. What is this obsession with Brentford ?
Their pints of Stowford Press, a rival for Carling here, gleamed in the sun.
My Citra never turned up. Typical craft beer, I thought.
I prepared to visit the bar to seek redress, but I couldn’t find an order number. Somehow I’d forgot to press the “Pay” button. Doh ! I blame table service.
When it DID turn up, it was a lovely cool Citra (3.5) that may just have been the only cask I saw pulled in half an hour but was no worse for that.
Bye for now, Eastwood.
But no doubt I’ll be back in the Autumn.