Beer in Baldo 8


I nipped out for a couple around Balderton on Christmas Day lunchtime. Firstly to The Grove where everyone was shoehorned into the bar; it looked like the lounge was set aside for the occasional diner. The usual National Blands were on offer, Spitfire and London Pride, OK nick but with collars that would have put Harry Hill to shame. Perhaps that’s how they can sell it for about £1.75/pint. Then a short trek down the cinder path to Chesters where they had Sharp’s Doom Bar (and very nice it was too). Michael, the landlord, said that people were asking for and enjoying it so he’d be getting it quite regularly. Worth a visit if you’re in the village. Didn’t have time for one in the Rose & Crown I’m afraid, maybe next time.


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8 thoughts on “Beer in Baldo

  • sean morganNo Gravatar

    it was nice to see so many people out and about using the local village pubs. i just wonder how many will leave it till next christmas day to walk through the doors again.

  • sean morganNo Gravatar

    it was nice to see so many people out and about using the local village pubs. i just wonder how many will leave it till next christmas day to walk through the doors again.

  • TrashNo Gravatar

    You ALWAYS have to ask for a top up in the Grove (greeted with a blank expression of course) as the turnover of staff is so high no one is trained adequately; but as you say, it is the cheapest pub in Baldo. Anyone interested a sizzling steak is £5.50 with all the trimming. They will ask you how you want it – medium rare etc – which is always a laugh ’cause every one comes out well done! As the Chesters and the Rose are my locals, I will update you on prices etc. I know Barry in the Rose does not rotate but keeps a nice pint of speckly hen. Should anyone wish to do a mini crawl of Baldo ending with a steak at the Grove let me know.

  • TrashNo Gravatar

    You ALWAYS have to ask for a top up in the Grove (greeted with a blank expression of course) as the turnover of staff is so high no one is trained adequately; but as you say, it is the cheapest pub in Baldo. Anyone interested a sizzling steak is £5.50 with all the trimming. They will ask you how you want it – medium rare etc – which is always a laugh 'cause every one comes out well done! As the Chesters and the Rose are my locals, I will update you on prices etc. I know Barry in the Rose does not rotate but keeps a nice pint of speckly hen. Should anyone wish to do a mini crawl of Baldo ending with a steak at the Grove let me know.

  • TrashNo Gravatar

    Thought you guys might relate to this!

    Tonight I’m Staying Sober

    Tonight is the night I’m definitely staying sober.
    I will not be swayed or coaxed.
    Just the one then I’m heading home.
    I met Dave in the local,
    He owed me a pint,
    Which he ordered and I drank.
    I was about to head off home
    When in walked Pete,
    “What you having?” He asked.
    I looked at my watch.
    Time for just one more I thought
    Which Pete ordered and I drank.
    Now I don’t know about you,
    But when someone buys me a pint
    I feel obliged to buy one back
    Which I did for Pete and Dave.
    The Landlord pulled the pints
    Which we drank.
    At this point I needed the loo,
    And upon my return
    Dave had bought me another round.
    “Just one more” I said, before glassing the raise
    To my lips and pinting the drink
    Pete insisted it was his round next.
    I counted my fingers and assured him it was.
    The Landlord beered the pour
    And placed it on the bar which I drank.
    Now I don’t know about me
    But if a drink buys you a person
    I feel obliged to buy one back.
    I ordered a bottle of wine
    That uncorked the landlord
    Who poured me into the bottle
    That Pete and Dave drank.
    The next time the toilets came around
    I steadied the wall with my hand
    Stood on the bar
    And filled the glass.
    Pave and Deep, and I think me,
    All steadied the pub
    Poured ourselves into a glass
    Before insisting it was each other’s round
    That we all agreed it was.
    Someone then moved the floor
    (Who Dave agreed was me)
    That left me looking at the ceiling
    Thinking it was time to go home
    Vowing never ever again to get drunk.
    But not before needing the toilet,
    Which of course I drank
    By
    Trash

  • TrashNo Gravatar

    Thought you guys might relate to this!

    Tonight I’m Staying Sober

    Tonight is the night I’m definitely staying sober.
    I will not be swayed or coaxed.
    Just the one then I’m heading home.
    I met Dave in the local,
    He owed me a pint,
    Which he ordered and I drank.
    I was about to head off home
    When in walked Pete,
    “What you having?” He asked.
    I looked at my watch.
    Time for just one more I thought
    Which Pete ordered and I drank.
    Now I don’t know about you,
    But when someone buys me a pint
    I feel obliged to buy one back
    Which I did for Pete and Dave.
    The Landlord pulled the pints
    Which we drank.
    At this point I needed the loo,
    And upon my return
    Dave had bought me another round.
    “Just one more” I said, before glassing the raise
    To my lips and pinting the drink
    Pete insisted it was his round next.
    I counted my fingers and assured him it was.
    The Landlord beered the pour
    And placed it on the bar which I drank.
    Now I don’t know about me
    But if a drink buys you a person
    I feel obliged to buy one back.
    I ordered a bottle of wine
    That uncorked the landlord
    Who poured me into the bottle
    That Pete and Dave drank.
    The next time the toilets came around
    I steadied the wall with my hand
    Stood on the bar
    And filled the glass.
    Pave and Deep, and I think me,
    All steadied the pub
    Poured ourselves into a glass
    Before insisting it was each other’s round
    That we all agreed it was.
    Someone then moved the floor
    (Who Dave agreed was me)
    That left me looking at the ceiling
    Thinking it was time to go home
    Vowing never ever again to get drunk.
    But not before needing the toilet,
    Which of course I drank
    By
    Trash