Having put my local history post on the back burner, I found some time to visit another pub – so off we went. Mrs Wessyman had said to me ” We can visit any pub you like – as long as it makes you happy ! ” – What a woman 🙂 – I bet you wish you’d married her. Anyway we went somewhere new to me, and to tell you the truth I won’t be rushing back – you’ll see why. – Lets go in.
Up to the bar area – only two beers on tap (not hand pulled) and several lagers, ” Marstons pedigree please” says Mr Wessyman
“Sorry – run out ” said the girl behind the bar “We’ve only got Mansfield Smooth or Lager” – Now I’m not a beer snob (I’ll drink anything) and I’ve nothing against lager – can’t beat a nice cold lager on a hot summer’s day – I often have a few bottles of Peroni, San miguel, Birra moretti, or Cobra in the fridge, but this is a british pub , on a cool day in early spring in the north of England – Should have asked for Taylors Yorkshire Tea – but had to settle for Mansfield Smooth.
Mrs W went for coffee – sensible girl.
This is where Wessyman went into grumble mode ” Mansfield Smooth or bl###y lager – whats that all about?” ” They’d be better calling this a bierkeller than pub” ” There’s your Mansfield Smooth old man” grumble grumble, whinge whine ( you get the idea don’t you?). Now in all honesty the Mansfield was acceptable and I tried a second one just to make sure , but I would have liked a choice . As this was the middle of the day and food was being served, we placed our order and got good food (pub grub) at a good price.
Where we sat.
lets have a quick look around.
Up the stairs on the left to the toilet – be careful if you’ve had a few
Food finished Wessyman has had enough – “won’t be coming here again” he says to Mrs W, “Why?” says Mrs Wessy “The food was good”, “Yes ” said Wessyman “But the beer -or lack of choice was poor! ” Mrs Wessy then made an accurate observation ” You judge a pub by the beer – I judge it by its food” – Well of course I do – if it didn’t sell beer I would be doing “Spot the cafe” , but wishing to keep a peaceful household no comment was made -I am going to stop digging this hole now while I can still climb out of it. No prize for this one – only a pat on the back for correct answer.:-)
Judgement time – beer(choice ) 1/10 per Wessyman, food 8/10 per Mrs Wessy , visit again ? 2/10 per Wessyman and 8/10 per Mrs Wessy
Picture added for The Weatherhill Beerhunter ( not many more to add without giving the game away completely)
Easy now – or are you having me on ?
The Union Bar – New Street Huddersfield