So today me and Harry went to look at a couple of pubs in the colchester neighbourhood, I am trying to overcome my desire to be near the sea albeit with little success.
We visited in the wrong order on account of having no sat nav on the bike and without naming names the results were:
1- middle of nowhere, zero local trade and would suit a Norman Bates style motel. This is a pub that needs to close
2 – massively over priced, more security cameras than an MoD bunker, broken glass and generally not catering for the better part of the population. Not for me
My old mate Andrew is keen that I look at the grenadier in colchester as its next to the barracks which will soon be a housing estate and its very popular with CAMRA who are looking to rally support. For me its a crap pub needs lots of ££ spending and you will struggle to be popular against the CAMRA campaign to fund a purchase, above all though its a town pub so that’s a no.
Still waiting on my local dream and maybe a visit to see a place opposite Osbourne house on the isle of wight depending on what harry has to say on it.