Anyone who knows me well, will know that I do not take criticism very well - particularly if I consider it to be unfounded or bullying. There is usually a toys-out-of-pram moment, some choice industrial language followed by a prolonged sulk.
So it was with some caution that I invited criticism of this blog when offered by a landlord of a pub visited recently.
"Go ahead", I lied, "I always welcome constructive criticism. It will help me improve." NOT !
Luckily, the smiling response was "Well, you don't write about my pub often enough".
Here goes - again ....
Garrett Phipps is a really nice guy who runs an excellent pub - The Bull at Horton Kirby. It has been on the radar for a little while now but if you have yet to visit I suggest you get down there this weekend for his Best of the Best Festival.
I was going to list the beers and give some further details here, but someone beat me to it. I am always happy to promote someone else who is writing excellent beer stuff so why don't you take a look at Mark Dredge's Pencil and Spoon blog here.
I guarantee you will drink some great beers if you visit this award winning pub but I offer one last word of warning. On my last visit, I enjoyed the hospitality so much that towards the end of my visit I could not find the pub toilet, despite having used said facility at least thrice earlier. I knew then it was time to head for home.
My visit is likely to be Friday afternoon. I hope to bump into some of you friendly folk there.