I know how much Dave likes a series and I’m sure Non-descript pubs is a winner. All of those potential readers of my blog will no doubt be hooked in by such a catchy title.
To be fair to the pubs in question, the staff were pleasant and it sold cask ale but a Brewers Fayre attached to a Premier Inn at Junction 13 on the M42 roundabout is always going to struggle to entice in your beer buffs.
The Flagstaff Services have mushroomed over the past few years and now incorporate exciting food outlets such as a drive through Greggs and a drive through Starbucks to go with the drive through golden arches already on site.
753 – Flagstaff Island LE65 1JP has been there a while but it won’t win any prizes for ‘interestingly named pub.’ To be named after a roundabout on the outskirts of Ashby De La Zouch is very non-descript, even for this series, but the planners always know best.
It was an early Sunday afternoon post Beermat junior cricket as part of his initiation into the world of #publife and I was amazed to find a ‘local’ in there.
Not sure where he lives but there was a jolly old boy at the bar who knew the staff and had a pint of his ‘usual.’ He could of course been like the Major from Fawlty Towers and a permanent resident but it looked to me like he was a regular so even motorway service stations have pubmen attached to them.
There followed a cunning game of Guess The Cask…
that’s right it’s obviously Pedigree!
There was, in fact, a Pedigree pump tucked away behind this Doom Bar livery (will that be a thing in 40 years like Bass and Double Diamond) serving very decent ale.
And that’s it really. Beermat junior was placated with some chicken and chips and the staff were friendly but, as you’d expect in a pub attached to a Premier Inn not near to any housing stack, not a lot occurred.
Still, a tick is a tick and I’m sure readers can point out a few more non-descript pubs in this burgeoning series…
(removes tongue from cheek)