All your favourite places coming up next;
Not sure if I’ve ever written about the delights of “woke” Wokingham, as exemplified by their charismastic MP, and I shan’t start now as the Oakingham Belle sits right on the very edge of town on a new housing estate (while the GBG App mischievously directs you to “Curio, A Collection by Hilton“).
I certainly caught it at the right moment.
Oooh, very smart. Hunting print pouffes and all.
The GBG makes it sound like an upmarket diner, so imagine my surprise (and delight) to find a Marston’s chain diner.
Two customers, two staff who look anxiously at me as I order that weird real ale stuff. One of them leaves it to the other to attempt the hand pull. “Good effort” I whisper, and then head for an empty table before being being shooed away from the (invisible) diners to the drinking area, such that it is.
Yes, it’s like that Marston new build I did with Will the other month, and the result is the same.
A lovely drop of Pedigree, cool and rich (3.5), against all the odds.
I resist the call of the sausage roll for a fiver, despite the free HP sauce,
and enjoy the Motown soundtrack.
And then leave, wondering how on earth pubs will survive with more customers and staff.