Tuesday, 24 March 2015
#162 The Wild Boar, Warwick : 1998 to 2014
Back in 1998 our trusty narrowboat Emma Jane let us down and we were stranded for two days in Warwick. It was the Bank Holiday weekend and so we couldn't get an engineer to look at the engine until Monday morning. Still, there are many, far worse places that we could have been stranded!
Over those two days we managed to visit a good number of the hostelries in the centre of Warwick. One such was the Park Tavern which we popped into on the evening of Sunday 30th August 1998.
As I recall, we only stayed for one pint and it was a typical boozer, but I don't really remember it much more than that.
Although we've visited Warwick many times since, we didn't venture back until the evening of Saturday 27th September 2014. This is what we found.
A complete transformation! New name - The Wild Boar - and a thorough refurbishment inside turning it into an upmarket real ale venue that also serves food. In a town like Warwick I imagine that it will be a great success, but as a lager drinker it's not necessarily going to be one of my favourites!