Getting that first pick tick in Kendal lifted a weight off my shoulders, like hitting a six after four dot balls at the start of The Hundred (powerful metaphor I feel). It was now 4pm and I knew that Fell Bar and Factory Tap would be open soon, they promised, so I’d at least get… Continue reading KENDAL. WHEN IT ALL FELL INTO PLACE
I caught the 13:55, just, and after changing at the mysterious “Oxenholme for the Lake District” found myself in the enigmatic Kendal for the first time since 2017. I actually completed the chunky Kendal set back then, but a year or two later I find SIX (6) new entries. What’s happened ? Well, brewery taps… Continue reading Six pubs in the Beer Guide and NONE of them are open !
Some folk run marathons for fun. It’s much more enjoyable (and better for pubs) to walk the 26 and a bit miles, stopping at Beer Guide pubs on the way. My first walked marathon in 2014 took in Wigan and Cumbria, and included a little stretch from Oxenholme, “Gateway to the Lakes” into Kendal. Some… Continue reading KENDAL – CATS, DOGS & CHINTZ