Hitting the buffers
1 day ago
|The Victoria, Southport Promenade|
|"Borrowed" from the Liverpool Echo article, |
which used a picture I'd taken without credit.
|Two views of the same corner on Google street view.|
Slightly further away it still shows the London.
Move closer and the new houses magically appear.
I don't have a problem with the existence of craft beer, including keg, and wouldn't refuse to try it, if I knew anywhere I could buy it, but the nearest place I'm aware of is in Manchester, 40 miles away.There were probably closer places that I didn't know about, but the point that craft wasn't generally available was correct at the time. However, such days are long gone and it is now commonplace. In the spirit of experimenting I have tried a few and, as I've previously written, have found that some have been well brewed and have a good flavour. The main difference concerns the method of dispense, and drinking craft is to me like drinking bottled beers, which is something I might do at home or at a party. In the pub I simply prefer real ale.
|Click on picture to enlarge the map.|
|The great hall in the North Western on Lime Street|
I don't agree the food is poor: it's good for what you're paying. I also have no problem with cheap drinks.
Wetherspoons provides many people on restricted incomes with an opportunity to have an afternoon or a night out with a few drinks and a reasonably-priced meal, that they certainly couldn't afford in an overpriced gastro-pub.
Not everyone can afford to be as choosy as you!
|The Hesketh (Google street view)|
|The Bold (Google street view)|
|The Guest House is the only traditional |
pub in the competition
|Coming to a local near you?|
|Peaky Blinders, decorated for Xmas 2018|