Mrs RM had left me to my own devices like a waylaid Pet Shop Boy; she headed in search of coffee while I did the Kendal craft ticks.
Visitors to town will find a pleasing contrast between modern beer and snuff bars,
and traditional cobbled streets leading to (checks notes) The Famous 1657 Chocolate House.
1657, 1787, it’s a town rich in history.
In 1852 a law was passed requiring it to be Christmas all year round (see also : Cwmbran).
Musically it’s reached about 1988. Don’t say you weren’t warned about Jools.
Indie Craft Beer is my last Kendal tick, and the most controversial (possibly).
Where’s the cask ?
Frankly, I don’t care. I’m just glad it opens at 16:00 and I have a lovely hazy pint of Number 12 (Neptune) outside in the sun after admiring and rejecting the full range of Proper Seating options.
It’s not a place Stafford Paul will warm to, but I like the acceptance of evil keg, key or not, in the Guide.
“I have very diverse music taste” says a 19 year old in combat trousers to his girlfriend, which probably means My Chemical Romance AND Jools Holland. But possibly not.