As active CAMRA members (CAMpaign for Real Ale) Jill and I sometimes enjoy trips out with the local branch. Here is an account of the Pub of the Year trip we went on in March 2013.
Is it really a whole year since we last did this? A cold Sunday morning, Jill, me and Phil Birtles waited at Cross Keys bus stop for the coach to arrive.
Right on time the crew arrived, and with a couple of extra stops to make at Tesco and Beverley, we were on our way to the first port of call, the Marine Bar in Bridlington. By the time we were fully loaded there were 25 members on board.
The Marine Bar was very busy with locals when we arrived with it being Sunday lunch, most of them appeared to be of a rather mature age and were a bit bemused by this influx of foreign invaders.
We had Wold Top Bitter, Thwaites Original, Landlord and John Smith’s Cask to choose from. Not the most inspiring range perhaps but the beer was in good condition and was helped down by a small buffet kindly provided by the licensee.
12:45 and we were off traveling again, enjoying a scenic drive over the Wolds on our way to Goodmanham.
The Goodmanham Arms had 3 guests and 6 regular ales including Abbie’s own Mischief Maker and Peg Fyfe Mild, very reasonably priced at only