You asked. I said “Oh, get a life“
You asked again, even getting the Americans involved. I relented. Here’s the Spreadsheets;
See. No preamble, just numbers. Oh, and a map. I like maps.
Actually, I don’t like THAT map, showing the counties completed. Not enough pink. 27 counties done, but far too many with just one tick needed. Where on earth is Southend ?
Enough numbers, heere’s the words. I like words.
There’s about 4,500 pubs (and non-pubs) in the current Guide (see also: BRAPA 4500), and as of now I’ve visited 4,083 of them, which is 90%.
So far this GBG year (which started last October) I’ve visited 263 new Guide pubs. I’d have like to have done more by now, but someone decided that all pubs had to be closed for the first half of that year.
Still, at least he chooses Proper Pubs to visit, eh ?
The next Guide should be out early November (Paisley : just in time for Christmas), so in theory I could finish the GBG and join the pantheon of the greats (Duncan) with a mere 439 pub visits in October.
That ain’t gonna happen, for 2 reasons;
1) I don’t have BRAPA’s liver.
2) Those 439 pubs spread from Kirkwall to Alderney to remote places like Battersea, wherever that is.
My best hope is that GBG22 brings fewer newer entries (aka “micropubs”) than in previous years, and my target for the NEXT year remains ambitious, but doable. Say, 700 pubs in a year. That’s less than one a day, isn’t it ?