Believe it or not, there was a point in my dark past than I was totally unaware of the Good Beer Guide's existence.
I knew I loved pubs. That was a given since I was in the womb (which is like a warm micropub with more sociable opening hours, if you think about it), I knew I loved Hull City away days, so in the awkward period circa 1997-2001, Dad and I chose pubs based on 'how they looked from the outside'.
18th November 2000 was one such example of that, my only previous outing to Kettering for a grim 1st round FA Cup 0-0 in the rain on an open terrace. So forgive me for not remembering the pub name, it simply didn't seem important back then. Cherry Tree? Alexandra? It certainly wasn't the one I visited today just after 11am .......
|Well I was impressed anyway!|
|Front of pub under overcast skies|
|Side door is main door|