MY HEREFORDSHIRE GBG COMPLETION IS IN THE BALANCE. LUSTIN’ AFTER LUSTON

I know that some of you, fellow completists perhaps, can’t get enough of these little pinked in Beer Guide extracts, and neither can Mrs RM who’s determined to get me round the remote corners of the UK.

A trip past Cleobury Mortimer and down a bit towards Leominster takes you to luscious Luston and the Balance, home to our final Herefordshire entry.
Nearly all the pubs round here have graced the Guide over the years but I can tell you nothing about Luston except that all the houses are large, black and white, and outside the financial reach of youngsters who are forced to live in Leominster.

I know this because the landlady tells me at length about the challenges of running a rural pub, shortly after letting us in (to huge relief) on the dot of 16:00.

Someone is even more excited than I am.

It’s a long, rambling multi-roomed place with Chesterfields and beams and a touch of class.

Three pumps seems ambitious, but which one would you drop ?

We sit by the bar and chat life. The landlady is hoping to retire soon, with family in Sandbach. She knows ALL the pubs in Sandbach. When Mrs RM mentions we’re visiting all the GBG pubs she tells us they’ve been in the Guide before, which confuses me as I’ve never been here, which torments me till 17:23 that evening.

The Ruffles Feathers is smooth and rich (NBSS 3+), the peanuts nutty, the welcome warm.

Mrs RM says “”You MUST see the room at the back !”.

She’s right.

That would make a great renovation project for someone. But not YOU, Mrs RM.

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