“Shall we find a beer garden” said Mrs RM, after our exhausting 2 hours exploring Damien Hirst and sharing a Toblerone ice cream at the Scuplture Park Cafe, which in itself was an art piece.
No new GBG ticks for about 137 miles, of course, but do I spot a potential pre-emptive in delightful Darton, a new tap for Nailmaker Ales not far from where we stayed in a tent recently.
Not only did the Anvilhave outside seating from which to admire Posh Barnsley,
but it also WANTED our custom. Grief !
“Hello, are you after customers” we said, standing at the gorgeous entrance at 16:01.
Well, that got a welcome fit for a King. Mrs RM said “Get something cold, And posh crips”. Sadly the 10% one was next up.
Ooh, they’ve got Night Jar, and their own lovely Pale.
Judge for yourself, proper Northern heads there, and both a solid foamy 3.5.
No sign of the Plum Porter, but that’s a line-up better than anything I saw in Dorset this week.
There’s a bus that takes you between all the pubs, many GBG in Darton and Mapplewell, the most unsung string of Guide pubs in the North.
So surely the Anvil is a sure-fire pre-emptive tick ? The usual prize if you know why it might not be.