Look ! Bass clickbait !
I haven’t been too kind on Westbury (Latin Motto – “At least we’re not all la-di-da like Frome“), as you can see from my visit to the Horse & Groom in 2017. “The unheralded town of Westbury, which has much to be unheralded about“, I wrote. What a brilliant and original line.
But I note my previous visit here in 2018 found The Hollies “Very blokey, very cheery, very boozy. Like a Bass local in Swadlincote, without the Bass“, which is more encouraging.
Mrs RM decided she wasn’t joining me in the Angel, and on balance she was probably right.
The Angel is “Very blokey, very cheery, very boozy. Like a Bass local in Swadlincote, without the Bass“. There’s a theme here.
Bass mirrors, Bass glasses, a beer range centred on everything but Bass. A pint of Plain, or was it the Usual ? I don’t care, and with half a dozen blokes seated along the bar discussing Ted Deighton I couldn’t read any of the pump clips even if I did. How do people score beers on What Pub when they can’t read the pumps.
I’m not complaining, not more than usual, I just want to see lively pubs full again. The Angel isn’t an obvious “ale pub”, most here were on lager, but at £3.30 a pint the cask sells well enough.
And you won’t beat seating like this;
My seat by the roaring fire provided a snatched view into a secret room full of books, as if you were in Hay on Wye.
It’s great (the beer is OK), and you get to run the full gamut of “pop music”, from 1982,
Nelly, Justin and Timmy Tim have probably never been to Westbury, though it’s an ideal stop for washed-up pop stars on the way to Glasto, so who knows ?
What might put them off is the difficulty in accessing the internet to update Instagram, as the WiFi password on the bar was completely unreadable. Unlike the health advice.
A typical Westbury GBG entry, and nothing wrong with that. OR the street art outside…