So, almost an hour later,there we were in sunny Manchestoh asking a policeman for directions to the Beer Company Pub but no joy, so of to the Crown & Anchor...
It's about £1.50 a pint here and Rob and I both thought it had a bit of a strange taste but Paul quite liked it.
Then it was off to find the "flagship" Ape & Apple which looked a sizeable pub from the outside but was very cozy inside. This was a very good pint as we all agreed and was only £1.35 so we had two.
A quick visit to the Grey Horse for a break in Brewery (it's a Hydes pub) and at £1.80 it was the dearest pint of the day but it was a quality pint. Rob found 5p in between my foot and a barstool and Burnley drew 0 - 0 with Reading (away).
Then right next door to the Old Monkey for another two pints at £1.35.
we finished off in the Navvy back in Rochdale for yet more Holts' and then it's all a blur...