A great day in Macclesfield, with two new faces to put a name to and then forget, but no new GBG ticks while down in Sussex young Simon was collecting dozens of them already.
Simon has already completed his GBG Cross ticking, and found a lot of his preemptive pubs in the new Guide. See BRAPA here.
I’m always a bit cautious about accepting strangers advice to do an extra pub that is a cert for a future Guide. If it gets in the GBG it’ll be another ****ing micro, and if it’s a proper pub it won’t. I told EVERYONE the Raven in Sheffield was a cert for GBG22. I was wrong.
But I really should have done more research when I visited dear old Stockport only a month ago, with Project 53 literally stuck between two pubs on our Old Codgers route.
Still, no one should complain about having to breaking a journey home in Stocky, which looked its usual wonderful self in the Saturday night drizzle.
A small, modern bar selling Mobberley beers about which I can tell you nothing.
Except, the Mosaic was a cool, rich, 3.5, and possibly higher in a PROPER GLASS.
And the music? Well, we’d moved from 1968 in Macclesfield to 1986 here, with Wham (not the Moyes lot) and Graceland and The Cure. And 1986 is as modern as Stockport has been since, well, 1986.
Or something. It was late.