I had another 45 minutes between trains at Oxenholme; you’d be amazed how much of GBG ticking involves being stranded at stations for irritating amounts of time that challenge your bladder and patience.
The Centre for Studies reports that in 2019 (latest figures) rail passengers spent over 3.1 billion hours on Oxenholme Station platform wondering why no-one has opened a craft beer shop/taco bar/cinema.
Wiki says “Oxenholme has a low crime rate; during 2009 there was only one reported crime, involving a light cable being removed from a trailer”.
Feeling relatively safe, I decided to explore.
Oh, go on, do the local pub, retiredmartin, it might be OK even if it’s not in the GBG. As Mrs RM says, many of the best pubs aren’t in the Beer Guide (she’s wrong, but don’t tell her). Confusingly, it’s five minutes walk from the station so it doesn’t get much trade from stranded passengers, but last Tuesday it was pleasantly busy with locals in the garden enjoying the fine weather I’d brought from Sheffield.
Being contrary, I sat inside at the bar.
The week before “Freedom !”, so if you go now you won’t have to put up with crime scene tape and bar codes.
Yes, it’s Otter. What’s Luppitt’s finest doing in the Lakes ? Is it that cheap now ?
It was OK. Cool enough, frothy enough, tasty. Enough. NBSS 2.5; I’ll have worse.
A nice plain pub where the landlord and bar staff talk to you and remember your scratchings.
And if you go this Sunday you get to see a wagon pull and DJ Big K. Winner.