We had a dream…

It was a good turn out for the final BBBC meet of 2011. It’s a shame it had to be a mid-week affair, as we could have easily gone BBBC-ing until the early hours. Had some good ideas thrown at us about possible beer routes in Hannover and also in North Laine. Watch out 2012…

Mid-week BBBC means only 3 destinations visited. We re-ran the start of the first ever BBBC route to pay tribute to a year of BBBC. Scores as follows:

OPEN HOUSE, 136/175

location: 19/25

Menu: 21/25

Beers: 18/25

Ambience: 20/25

Toilet Facilities: 12/25

Friendliness of Bar Staff: 23/25

Smoking Facilities: 23/25

BONUS points:

+1 as it had a full set of encyclopedias on the bookshelf

-1 as it looks as though we are heading into another recession

SIGNALMAN, 123/175

location: 19/25

Menu: 14/25

Beers: 17/25

Ambience: 19/25

Toilet Facilities: 12/25

Friendliness of Bar Staff: 20/25

Smoking Facilities: 20/25

BONUS points:

+1 for having travel scrabble – ideal for that long commute

+1 for having giant spanners on the wall

 

ROSE TERRACE, 88/175

location: 18/25

Menu: 3/25

Beers: 10/25

Ambience: 7/25

Toilet Facilities: 12/25

Friendliness of Bar Staff: 23/25

Smoking Facilities: 15/25

See you next year,

BBBC

Shaky start, but came good in the end

We were honoured to have our third member join us again for this evening’s meet. We hadn’t planned the route so it so a random selection of venues were sampled. The score card:
Tamplins ale house (jug department), 49/100
location: 17/25
Menu: 5/25
Beers: 15/25
Ambience: 12/25

The Druids arms, 70/100
location: 15/25
Menu: 19/25
Beers: 18/25
Ambience: 18/25

The Caroline of Brunswick , 69/100

location: 15/25
Menu: 19/25
Beers: 16/25
Ambience: 19/25

The Fountain head, 78/100
location: 20/25
Menu: 20/25
Beers: 18/25
Ambience: 20/25

The White rabbit, 78/100
location: 20/25
Menu: 21/25
Beers: 17/25
Ambience: 20/25

 

Think the scores got a bit generous after those strong ciders in the Fountain Head!

 

MF

and the winner is…

Here we go, the score card from last night’s meet:

Cobblers Thumb, 44/100
location: 17/25
Menu: 7/25
Beers: 15/25
Ambience: 15/25

The Branch Tavern, 43/100
location: 17/25
Menu: 5/25
Beers: 12/25
Ambience: 8/25 [retrospective  +1 for just how amazingly charming our visit was]

Hobgoblin, 76/100
location: 19/25
Menu: 16/25
Beers: 22/25
Ambience: 19/25

Basketmakers Arms, 78/100

location: 20/25
Menu: 16/25
Beers: 22/25
Ambience: 20/25

The Eagle, 74/100
location: 20/25
Menu: 18/25
Beers: 17/25
Ambience: 19/25

Duke of Wellington, 64/100
location: 21/25
Menu: 10/25
Beers: 14/25
Ambience: 19/25 [retrospective  +1 for one of the locals doing an Irish jig at last orders]

The Morning After the First BBBC!

Great night had by all… well you could say both of us. scores as follows:

OPEN HOUSE, 78,100
location: 18/25
Menu: 22/25
Beers: 20/25
Ambience: 18/25

SIGNALMAN, 62/100
Location 18/25
Menu 14/25
Beers 16/25
Ambience 14/25

ROSE TERRACE, 60/100
Location 17/25
Menu 10/25
Beers 12/25
Ambience 21/25

THE HYDRANT, 49/100
Location 17/25
Menu 4/25
Beers 14/25
Ambience 13/25  [+1 Ambiance point as we were pestered by some crazy to buy some cheap tobacco. It made the night]

CIRCUS CIRCUS, 54/100
Location 17/25
Menu 5/25
beers 17/25
Ambience 15/25

Now, where’s the paracetamol?!

MF