You left me extolling the virtues of Kidderminster countryside – endorsed by no less a pub doyen than Martin Taylor I’ll have you know – but it’s back to earth with a bump tonight.
I’ve just watched Dawid Malan drop a catch again – the first time since a post way back in August 2018 – but it looks like England will beat Ceylon as they are four (no make that five) down as I write.
The reason I am in watching cricket on a Thursday night and making this a ‘live’ post is because my job means I have to bloody self-isolate for ten days due to covid rules.
I can lateral flow negatively (is that a thing?) every day and have no symptoms but I still need to sit in my pad…oh well, but it’s hardly a rock and roll lifestyle.
(not rock ‘n’ roll…but Pete might disagree)
Sex Pistols “Rock and Roll Swindle”, Oasis “Rock and Roll Star”, Motorhead “Rock and Roll”, The Beatles “Rock and Roll Music” will all be on my playlist over the next ten days…once I’ve finished watching the cricket…that’s six down now as Rashid has picked up a wicket.
Nonetheless, my Lock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle was ticking along nicely on my recent trip to Wolverley as me and my pals popped into the second pub in the village 641 – The Lock DY10 3RN
It’s a proper canalside pub with outdoor seating where you can watch the likes of Pete Allen struggle as they try and navigate with a pubful of punters watching on…
…apparently this is called ‘Gongoozling’ in Worcestershire, Duncan and the Mappiman will no doubt be able to explain.
It was more family orientated and food orientated than The Queens Head – make that seven wickets as David Willey has just caught someone at mid-on from Chris Jordan – but had that slightly chaotic feel that all good canal pubs possess.
Simon reflected on his crisp eating record that was set in the Queens Head whilst Julian reflected on his (still) ongoing Coastal journey – read here – that started about as long ago as this blog.
A lively pub for a Friday lunchtime and a terrific pint of Sunbeam (Banks’s)
that confirms this really is Paul WME/Wolves heartland despite the panoramic views.
An old skool style pub that is surviving due to its atmosphere, proximity to the canal, food and good beer.
It’s a recipe that can’t go wrong. Rock and Roll eh…just six more days to go…
Sri Lanka finished 111-7 by the way…just in case you were wondering and Jonny Bairstow has been bowled in the first over of our reply…cricket will keep me sane!