I suspect you think us GBG tickers all live together as a big happy family in a giant mansion in Chipping Sodbury, sharing lifts and market pens and intelligence on micro closing times.
Not a bit of it. With so many Asian gamblers having switched from the Premier League to Guide ticking betting, it’s a cutthroat market at the elite end of pub completists.
Last night I attempted to scupper the Pubmeister’s progress with an 11pm Curry Club in Haverfordwest, never a wise idea when you’re sharing a twin room. FACT : A plain twin in a dull West Wales town costs more than 72 pints of Doom Bar in Spoons (with vouchers).
I’d just completed the whole of Wales that afternoon, and was in celebratory mood. It’s my first ever completed country (is Wales a country ?). Baa Baa Toure was there to see West Wales completed, in a caravan park near Tenby.
I’ve enjoyed the rural Welsh pubs as much as any in the UK.
Often unspoilt, nearly always a welcome at the bar. And locals who can sing Elvis better than Elvis.
That brings my target down to 24. The anticipation is palpable.
Where next ?