I met a few mates on Friday (who I only really see a few times a year for the purposes of these pub crawls). Mrs B dropped me off at The Crown Inn under a viaduct on the edge of town.
Slightly less cosy than the previous place, I noticed the clientèle was a lot older than the pubs round our way. It reminded me of boozers I used to frequent in the 80's when I first started my drinking 'career'. We had a few pints of their own Fool Hardy Ales Risky Blond here, nice enough, but not my favourite of the night.
Back down the road to The Magnet next. As it was now about 8 o'clock, this place was completely rammed. We all went for the Thornbridge Brother Rabbit Golden Ale, which cost just £10 for 4 of us. Amazing value, I've never had a bad beer from this brewery, and this was no exception. It's a great pub, with loads of little dark rooms. Slightly worse for wear I managed to snaffle a pork pie from the bar, to try and somehow stop the onslaught of the effects of the booze.
We skipped the nearby The Railway this time and went back down to The Crown for a final drink. It was a fantastic pub crawl this (hardly a crawl really), but I came to the conclusion that I just can't drink several pints any more, even the Doner kebab back at Chorlton take-away Panicos, couldn't soften the blow of the worst hangover/headache I've had in quite some time, the next day. It didn't lift until the evening when I was ready to start drinking again.
Still it was worth it though, just about.
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