Nice carpet, Old Hoose.
And a gorgeous Scottish seaside town I failed to do justice to in 2018 but made it up to last month.
You can park for free overnight along the coast within sight of Bass Rock, which is one of life’s great bargains. I bet North Berwick Council and read this and ban us now.
A walk along the beach finds a candidate for BRAPA’s next pub mascot, but beware Mr Whiskered Cat, Simon’s mascots last less time than a Watford FC manager.
It’s always a mild surprise to find a new entry in Scotland as you tend to assume that all the cask pubs have been in the Guide before, and micros and new Spoons are a rarity.
But the blokey drinking emporium Auld Hoose, a little bit of Edinburgh New Town by the coast, looks a GBG cert.
Remind me what those little taps in front of the pumps are for ?
And what do they keep in the barrels above the bar ?
No, don’t tell me. I don’t care.
Let me tell you that Orkney IPA was a classic; cool and rich (NBSS 4), the pub lively, and the response to a Scotland goal in the Nations League rapturous.
I think it was the Nations League. It could have been a friendly. Or qualifying for the World Cup. I’m so confused by football scheduling.
19:45, all ticked out, and too early for a Chinese takeaway order.
What to do ?