Day 27 – Stoke on Trent to Chester (Rest Day)

 
Important Info

Planned kilometres: 0 (cummulative 634)

Kilometres walked: 5 (cummulative 680)

% Completed (based on 1800km trip): 37.8%

Weather: Fog, sunshine

Pubs visited: The Lock Keeper, The Oddfellow Arms, City Tavern,  The Victoria Pub, The Watergates, The Shropshire Arms, The Pied Bull, The Marlbourough, Hickroys Smokehouse, The Brewhouse

Pints: 7 (cummulative 76)

Kms per pint: 8.9

Blisters: 0 (cummulative 3)

 

Stoke on Trent to Chester

Early start today as I had to walk 5kms from hotel to Stoke on Trent train to get the train to Chester to meet Todd and Stacey for rest weekend. I left early so I could use a laundromat and get all my clothes cleaned and dried before they arrived from London.

 

It wasn’t cold when I left the hotel but there was a good fog hanging around (reminded me of growing up in Hamilton, New Zealand).

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On the platform on Stoke on Trent waiting for a train were Tommy Sherratt (The Stag) and his mates who were heading to Liverpool. They offered me a beer, but as it was before 8am, I declined.

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Todd and Stacey arrived and as the sun was shining we checked into the hotel and made our way to the first canal side pub for a beer (one of many).

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We proceeded to pub crawl around Chester town and at the same time take in the amazing buildings.

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Not much else to write about as the majority of the day was spent wandering town and frequenting some of Chester’s drinking establishments.

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In the end it was a big day with ten pubs/bars visited however only 7 pints of beer as Bourbon’s didn’t come in pints so I have excluded them from the kms per pint calculation. I was feeling a bit precious the next morning.

 

9 comments

  1. Looking good!! I thought the pints count was looking low…….now I understand that bourbons are not being counted!!!

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  2. Andrew, I wont recognise you on your return…. I see the weight falling of you now. Might score an English Lass or two A

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  3. Well done Andrew! I might suggest that not counting the bourbons creates a perverse incentive to either drink more bourbon, or drink more pints, depending on what you’re going for. Maybe introduce a “Pint Equivalent Measure” (“PEM”)?

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  4. Aha, when I started reading I wondered why there were more pints logged than pubs?!? It’s all become clear. Feeling precious the next day – clearly need more medicinal bourbon!

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