I’d travelled by train to Lincoln, got the lone new GBG tick, there was nothing new in the exciting towns (Gainsborough, Worksop) on the way home; where now ?
As always, I turn to Blackpool Jane…
The Strait & Narrow ditched cask, often a good idea, and when I visited with Mrs RM in 2016 we’d stuck to the strong keg, which is just what you need before attempting the hill (top tip : run up it).
It was 2pm, just opening, and I had the indoor light show to myself.
It’s a better light display than we managed on our village green.
Ah, that’s better.
Three thirds of strong Belgian beer at 2pm ? Sounds entirely sensible. A Duvel, a Zot and a Kwak. I never really recovered from the Kwak.
Everything Jane wrote about the Strait & Narrow is true. It’s a lovely place, incredibly welcoming, which is probably why it was filling up with more women (of all ages) than men after half an hour.
“What you having ? Pink Gin ?”
“A pint of your strongest beer please“
A very continental feel, sitting there sipping string beer and watching shoppers struggle up the hill.
Such a shame I’d left Mrs RM back in Sheffield sorting out French IT problems.