Published: 21 October 2020
A rather fine pint of 'Bass' in the rather empty Chestnut in Radcliffe. The bar staff deliver a guided tour of the one way system. Cash is accepted and the barmaid tells me that Monday to Wednesday they are exceptionally busy courtesy of the government's eat for victory campaign.
“But no dog treats." said Max.
"No indeed Max, they are unable to offer dog treats due to the rules on contact".
"The what? I don't recall any rules that particularly impact the distribution of dog treats." said Max.
"Well if you think about it serving dog treats involves human contact with said comestible, unlike Sunday lunch."
"So you've become a self appointed apologist for thoughtless cost cutting?"
"Be fair Max, there is a real but avoidable hazard here."
"A real but avoidable cost." said Max , "Serving dog treats is surely no different from dining with the Devil."
"I'm sorry?""All that is required" said Max, "is a long spoon."
Beer and biscuits
- Loop Daddy
- A day without beer.
- Silver King
- Red Raven
- Manhattan Project
- Netherfield Lagoons.
- Ludlow Blondes
- Ilkley Summer
- Midnight Owl
- Dancing Duck
- Bass in the Chestnut
- Harvest Pale
- Slap in the Face
- Elsie Mo
- Green King IPA
- The Famous Grouse
- Snowhite Pale
- Electric Dreams
- Theakston's Old Peculiar
- Bass - King's Head
- Speculation Ale
- Summer Storm
- Black Sheep
- Citra - The Embankment
- Butcombe Original
- Oakham Citra
- Catch the Rain
- Modern Love
- Postcode Envy
- Shipstones' Goldstar
- American IPA
- Brother Rabbit
- The Outrun - Amy Liptrot.
- The Enemy Within (4th Edition) - Seumas Milne 2014
- Tessa, The Trader's Wife - Louis Becke (1901)
- The End of the Tether - Conrad (1902)
- La Dame Aux Camilias - Alexandre Dumas
- Turn of the Screw - Henry James
- The Beast in the Jungle - Henry James (1903)
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Caroll 1807
- Man and Maid - Elinor Glyn (1922)
- The Hollow Needle - Maurice Leblanc = 1909
- Montpelier Parade - Karl Geary
- Five Run Away Together. - Enid Blyton
- Dracula - Bram Stoker - 1897
- Days Without End - Sebastion Barry (2016)
- The Witch Finders's Sister
- A Week in December - Sebastian Faulks
- The Devil and Miss Prym - Paul Coelho - 2000
- The Long and Winding Road - A Memoir (Alan Johnson 2016)
- William (Richmal Crompton 1929)