On Friday night we continued our band hunt by checking out Bicycle Repair Man at The Castle Inn at Landkey.
The band didn’t start til 9pm so we went for some food first. As I was working in Braunton, Ed and I dropped in to The Agricultural Inn for their curry night.
The staff were very welcoming; the chef made the effort to explain the ingredients of dishes we didn’t know. With four dishes for eighteen pounds, it was a pity there were only two of us! We had just the one curry each then shared a Belgian waffle – yes, Ed shared a pudding with me – I nearly felt his forehead..!
We left the Aggi just as an open-mic night was starting –pity we couldn’t be in two places at once. Picking up a couple of friends on route we headed to Landkey.
I hadn’t been to The Castle before and was delighted to find an old but modernised tavern with chic décor; feature wallpaper here and there and modern quirky signs dotted about. The staff handled the crowd with ease and smiles.
When the two-piece band had set up, they quickly had the crowd buzzing.
With lively guitar melodies and complimenting harmonies – not to mention foot-stomping beats - these guys oozed charisma and easily created an energetic atmosphere.
We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Bicycle Repair Man‘s Facebook page for up-coming gigs.
One of our group knew the pub well and proceeded to rave about the food. Ed promptly spotted a sign for The Castle’s steak night. I can make a reasonable guess as to where we could be enjoying a date night in the near future…