45 new pubs is a monthly BRAPA record which will take some beating, eclipsing the previous best by a whopping 12 pubs! I also managed 5 pre-emptives, and met 3 Twitterers.
So many weird, wonderful and magical pub experiences, it is hard to only pick three to put forward to the "pub of the year" awards, it could easily be 10 or more. But being brutal, I'm going for .....
1. Falstaff, Derby
2. Hungerford Club, Hungerford
3. Eagle, Salford
|45 BRAPA pubs have been visited since I stood outside the Golden Lion, Leyburn.|
Berkshire was easily "the best BRAPA trip, I've ever been on" but days in Derby, rural North Yorkshire, Bolton, Manchester Punk Festival, hell even Donny, were really 'great days out'.
No way I'll get anywhere near April's record breaking month, but I'm going for 20-25 as a rough estimate.
We are very close to 900 pub ticks, which will be 2/10 (or 1/5 for you extra special mathematicians) of the Good Beer Guide, a real landmark moment and less than 2 years since I got the 450 up in the wonderful New Inn at Baschurch, Shropshire.
The month will kick off with a Birthday Special but I still have no idea where I'm going at the time of writing. The following day, I'll be pressing on with a bit more rural very north North Yorkshire. A week later, I'll be back in Berks which will also involve a rare foray into Buckinghamshire. Gulp. A week after this, it is probably a blank Saturday as friends like beer festivals (spit) at this time of year. And finally, Hull City can be the ultimate BRAPA Crappers by reaching the play off final and doing me out of a day in the Dales. If this happens, I'll at least try and get a bit of London ticking done between heartbreaking defeat to Fernando Forestieri (ooops, I mean Sheff Wed).
Midweek nights give me a chance to crack on with South Yorkshire after a tricky month. Firbeck looks near impossible on an evening, so I might look to delve into the likes of Harley, Harthill and Hazlehead with pages 1, 2 and 3 of SY all now completed.
Right then, that's yer lot for now ya set of bastards - nothing to see here, move along to the next pub without making a fuss. Thanks.
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