“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.
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Not since it opened as the Anvil Arms, no, and that’s all I’m saying, but you get “A” for effort.
I wanted a Doom Bar and an explanation about that table.
Erm, because they forgot to update the blackboard when the beers on the bar changed? A capital offence in most people’s books, I’m pretty sure. Don’t know if it’s serious enough to get you excluded from the GBG.
Oh, wait a minute – I’ve got it! Any pub highlighted on this blog as a potential GBG entry is automatically sent to the back of the queue and forced to sell Doom Bar for five years before being reconsidered.
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Anyone who’d read every word of my blog would know the answer, but I guess people are fickle.
I agree on blackboards promising Plum Porter but none on the bar. See you had a choice of PP tonight…
The Toblerone ice cream looks good. I shall have to look out for those, although they wouldn’t go particularly well with the beer.
Americans may beg to differ – as evidenced by the list of fruit flavoured beers my brother in law has recently sent me. 🍦🍓🍒
The old co-op is no more then? Is this a ploy to appear ahead of the Darton Tap in a future GBG?
Correct. It’s the Co-op Ale House in new form. The one where both Simon and I were enraged by the door.