Only two of the seven pubs I used in Macclesfield were actually in the new Beer Guide (which I hadn’t actually seen then), tjough two of them seemed pre-emptive certs, and the next one was the main reason for the whole trip.
We’ve Vaux Wanderer to thank for alerting us to the Bass at the Jolly Sailor,
There was a rush to the bar, but whoever was buying this round knew what I wanted and I just grabbed a table.
Yes, that one, with the Bass mat.
I sat next to the Bass urn, which turned out to empty.
Hurry up !
Blimey it was good. Mudgie found a bit cool, but I suspect my tastes are a bit cooler than his and I scribbled down “4”.
And the pub itself was just as good. More Dylan, or was it Donovan, they’re the same aren’t they ? A pretty constant 60s soundtrack obviously aimed at Old Codgers on a Friday pub crawl, if you can believe such a thing.
Just a shame we couldn’t have nabbed the table by the fire…