I think most of us have long been aware and made angry comment about the unreliability of micro pub and micro bar opening hours. I suppose if you’ve planned a crawl or just a visit and find yourself with suddenly two extra hours to mooch about because one micro wasn’t opened at its stated time then it would be annoying.
Indeed, but I suppose you could at least go and drink/eat/wanderlust elsewhere until said new opening time rolls around.
But what about the dray people out there. The deliverers of the beer.
Those who plan a route and can be doing 100s of miles a day, all of which can only be planned out by stated opening times of the pubs of that days itinerary.
That twattery greeted me today. It has done a few times in the past, people running late being the main one but I can deal with the odd quarter of an hour provided it is (and usually is) accompanied by an apology.
Said micro that has inspired this rant is a good one, even I will say that, I won’t go as far as the local CAMRA branch who willingly fellate themselves and all concerned with it, but it is a good bar.
It’s Facebook page says it opens at 14.00 on a Thursday.
It’s own website says it opens at 12.00 on a Thursday.
WhatPub splits the difference and says it opens at 13.00 on a Thursday.
So getting there just after 2pm, to be on the safe side and you find yourself with this staring back at you. Empty casks at your feet expecting to be picked up.
It is fantastic that you know you’ve got ever warming cask beer in your van and you now have to drive another round trip of 70+ miles to have to come back when they feel like opening.
Another few hours on to your day driving through the flooded back waters of Cheshire in order to be greeted by the pot smoking and all ready pissed locals of this gaff that are probably angry they aren’t middle class enough to live in Horwich but thankful they don’t live in the shit hole that is Daubhill (that’s pronounced Dob-ull) and are just desperate for a cold drink from the bottle fridge because all the other beer isn’t cold enough.
Enjoy my slightly compromised cask you fuckers.
But it’s all OK, they’ll be voted pub of the year again in the cycle of pubs that local CAMRA branches have when it comes to awards.
Thanks for reading.