Ever since the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide plopped through my letterbox at the end of August 2019 (which feels like about 5 years ago), I'd been trying to get to the village of Bilbrough.
For heaven's sake, it is only about 3 miles from my flat. But then again, tricky weekday opening hours, a non existent bus service, and that thing they call Covid almost stopped me from making it.
It was only in the death throes of GBG 2020 world, that, after two days recovery from my North Hampshire extravaganza, Daddy BRAPA takes me there for lunch on the Friday, a rare day where it actually opens on a lunchtime.
What a beautiful village was our first thought. Is the pub open? That's the second thought. And third thought is 'does this man outside lawnmowing, strimming hedges and leaf blowing with his car boot open want his five seconds of fame with a BRAPA cameo?'
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|Beers, beers, Colin & Elephant Stout|