Saturday, 12 September 2009

Cultural(e)


This weekend and next sees buildings that are not normally open or fully open to the public being available for visiting. My chums at the THT are a cultural lot who also like a bevvy. A good mix. So today we are touring the 800 year old Rochdale Parish Church and then the Pioneers Museum, which commemorates the birth of the Co-operative movement in Rochdale in 1844.

Now the Co-op Museum just happens to be next door to the splendid Baum, my CAMRA Branch's Pub of The Year, so we'll be in to check quality.

It's a gorgeous day here and there is a beer garden. Sounds like a good day out to me.

Next week we are all off to London for a few days. Pub suggestions welcome. They've already sorted out culture.

10 comments:

Captain Jack said...

Tandleman and cuiture? Whatever next!

The Beer Justice said...

Devon and Cornwall Beer Festival at London's CAMRA Pub of the Year, Bricklayers Arms, Putney, Thursday to Sunday.

Penny said...

I can just picture you at Glybourne watching opera with your little pince-nez.

Tandleman said...

And why not Penny?

Penny said...

Oh, I wasn't having a go. That's how I picture you, cultured and sophisticated:)

Tandleman said...

I like the cut of your jib. The Pioneers Museum was actually pretty good, as was the Parish Church. The Phoenix Arizona was even better.

Jeffrey said...

Stay clear of shit pubs in the City. Visit good places, as you would at home, and judge's London beer on the basis of what you drink in those, just as you'd do up in Manchester. Don't being a thermometer, a rucksack, a fleece or wear hiking boots.

Tandleman said...

And presumably, don't shag the local bints! (-;

Well I won't be bringing a rucksack, but decent walking shoes of a foot supporting nature may be worn. No boots and I doubt if I'll bring the thermometer either.

Tyson said...

Glybourne Opera-is that the name of the new Lees seasonal?! Of course, Tandleman is cultured and sophisticated... I know for a fact that if he farts when the vicar is visiting, he always opens the window:)

Paul Garrard said...

is the Pioneers Museum worth a pilgrimage?