A second tick in Ulverston, a town you ought to visit for the wonderful Laurel & Hardy museum (watch the Piano) and the stroll up to Hoad’s Hill monument,
but most folk seem to be coming here for the shopping and scones and to tut at misspelling of Havana.
I come for the street art down the side streets,
and yet another “Proper Pub” to tick in GBG22.
There seems to be twenty-odd pubs for a 11,678 population, an impressive ratio. The Rose & Crown is another Robbies pub, contrasting sharply with the new craft bars and the posh Lancaster Brewery place.
Three rooms; Sid’s,
the main dining area with gentlefolk all standing up for no reason, and individually taking their their fish and chip orders (“BROWN sauce please”) to the bar,
and the Old Boys corner.
I join the Old Boys with my very “OK” Dizzy Blonde (NBSS 3, at a pinch).
“Is Kale Walker playing in the derby ?”
“Kale ! It’s Kyle !”
The Landlord and his team were friendly and cheery, telling tourists at the door to “Pop in out of that dreadful sunshine and grab a pew“.
Six GBG entries in Ulverston; surely all it needs is a Wetherspoons selling Doom Bar to elevate it to the ranks of the great pub towns. We can but hope.