He didn't seem too happy about it!
Bridge is tiny, but there are three thriving pubs all located on the high street within 100 yards of each other.
Matt is friends with the landlord and lady who run this one so it is a regular haunt for him.
Major brownie points.
The landlord and lady are friendly and take pride in their establishment. One round in and when I returned to the bar the landlord remembered exactly what I had ordered previously. As a non-regular this was unexpected but welcomed. This type of personal touch is becoming rarer in British pubs and it is valued.
Both Matt and his girlfriend Asya had nasty bouts of tonsillitis and were on antibiotics so this was a quite a chilled out evening.
I met people I hadn't met before who knew people I knew. Canterbury is a bit like that. It is very hard to get 7 degrees of separation from anyone. It is normally two or three at the most.