Landlords across the country are stuck between a rock, and a hard place with pubs fastly becoming an endangered species.
Rural English pubs are on a life support machine, and the visitors have long stopped coming by. Much like a vegetative patient, there’s understandable pain and anguish at the idea of letting them go. But deep down, we know we hardly visited them when they were alive. So, there comes a point when it’s best to turn off the machine.
Nicki and Oliver Wolfe have run a 13th Century pub in North Devon since the early ’90s when the village pub truly was the beating heart of the community. Those days, Nicki would come through to their adjoining house after her busy shift in the kitchen smelling of chip fat, and Oliver pulled pint after pint while inhaling the second-hand smoke of others. Continue reading →
Brits have lots of bad opinions, but few are as bad as the 1 in 10 people who believe that bacon is not an essential ingredient to a Full English.
God has deserted us
There have been a lot of instances in recent years in which the public have made their feelings known on a variety of topics. Whether it’s been elections across the world, or even Brexit, people across the world are making their opinions known, for better or worse.
Nothing, though, could have prepared us for this. In 2017, YouGov conducted a poll asking the British public what they believe to be an essential ingredient in a Full English.
We have plenty of great pubs in Essex but what about if you fancy going a little bit further out for your pint?
There are some fantastic pubs just outside of the county, which are well worth travelling that bit further for.
From beautiful country inns serving delicious food to pretty places by the water, there are some real hidden gems to discover if you’re happy to venture a few miles out for a trip with the family.
Don’t worry though, these aren’t too far away. You could still get a bus or train home in good time.
According to the latest coronavirus lockdown rules, up to six individuals are allowed to meet while following social distancing measures.
Each pub will have adapted their layouts and venues to adhere to the rules, so be sure to visit their website beforehand to check what the changes are.
The Dog and Duck
63 High Street, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4HS
What’s it like? What an attractive little pub. The Dog and Duck is set in an old inn, painted white with a traditional, thatched roof. It’s lovely in the summer and equally stunning in the winter – if it snows, it’s like a quintessential English village pub. It’s known for its homemade, fresh, local food and it stocks a good range of craft beers and real ales.
What do the reviews say? “What a great little gastro pub. I enjoyed the scallops and home make chicken and leek pie, all washed down with two different glasses of white wine. This place is a little gem.”