A penultimate Mid Wales tick in one of those “unimproved” rural pubs the Welsh specialise in. “Old man’s pubs” says Mrs RM. The Beehive in Manafon has taunted me for years with its “challenging” opening hours and shy social media presence, and when we arrive there is no sign of a Friday night opening. After… Continue reading WAITING FOR THE BEEHIVE TO POSSIBLY OPEN
Next stop, Pumsaint. Like the mines, it’s owned by the National Trust, voted British Country Pub of the Year 2019, so bound to be open all day selling cream teas and the odd lukewarm half, surely ? After all both What Pub and the pub’s Facebook say it’s open all day Thursday. So of course… Continue reading UNEXPECTEDLY CLOSED
So many pubs to tell you about and I’m only “dropping” (ugh) one post a day, basically the Kate Bush of blogging when I should be the Van Morrison. Or something. Last Friday our second “near Workington” tick was in the flat farmland of Tallantire, somewhere I guarantee you will NEVER go. Mrs RM has… Continue reading “How are you supposed to find out opening times, then ?” – The Lemon Posset on the door issue.
“Kenting” is a verb, isn’t it ? My near week in Southborough contributed little to my ticks, though the addition of a new Chinese takeaway to my Top 10 compensated (oh, and the resolution of family crises, I guess). My two closest Guide targets were both microbrewery tap rooms. Hoorah ! One in an industrial… Continue reading KENTING TAP ROOMS
And so to my penultimate North Yorkshire tick for GBG22, in peculiar Pickering. The final one, God willing, will be the Slaters Arms in Bradley near Skipton. Fire up the welcoming committee with the Barry Manilow soundtrack. The Black Swan is a quality pub with good beer, but I’m afraid it’s also a little case… Continue reading TAKE YOUR PICK(ERING) OF OPENING TIMES