And believe me, it wasn't just the comedy on the stage
Barry at work had mentioned his son was performing some comedy at The Market Theatre over in Hitchin. So it sounded like a good idea, and a bit of a change from the normal Old Town and Chicago's liver abuse of a Friday
First thing, how cheap are the trains? And did you know you get discount if there's 3 or more traveling together? Ended up paying just over £1 return each, BARGAIN
First funny moment was the arrival at the Sunrunner pub. Sy had told us all it was a real ale oasis, except it wasn't. Hard to believe, but Friday evening and all the pumps were off. So, a wait around while they put a couple of beers on, and then a rush to grab a pint before heading off to the theatre.
The comedy was good I thought, reminiscent of the times back at Wilberforce Colege and Hull Pushbike Theatre. Mixed feelings with the rest of the gang tho, and plenty of points of discussion when we eventually got back to the pub. You can get a feel for it at their mySpace page - DoggettandEphgrave
The final event of the evening was finding The Nightingale, a pub I'd found on the Hertfordshire CAMRA Branches Pubs Database back in April as a regular pub for Tring beer.And true to the record, they had Colley's Dog on tap. Also, we found, a load of others as they were in the middle of a beer festival. If only we'd known on the way into town, least we'd have gotten some beer. Never mind, there's always another weekend in Hitchin