Well what can I say about the globe; this may not be the largest or best dressed pub in Ulverston but what it lacks in size and appearance it makes up for in atmosphere, fun and damned good beer, and I prefer that any day to contemporary designer pubs where there’s more crack (craic) in a manikins arse than from the people within it.
The pub is situated directly next door to the King’s head on Queen St, so it’s not far to wander if the mood takes you.
It must have been three years since my last visit to this pub and it’s left me wondering why I left it so long. Although, like I said the bar area isn’t massive but it’s big enough to hold a good sized crowd and the staff seem more than competent of dealing with an influx of people. The pub is decorated in a traditional style again with slate floors, it has plenty to offer Joe public in the way of entertainment; Sky T.V. pool, darts, juke box and if that’s not enough entertainment you have the regulars who have to be met to be fully understood (and not in a bad way), they will leave you in stitches and not in the literal sense. Wendy who owns the pub is one of Ulverston’s best characters, on one hand she’s like everybody’s Mum, she always makes you feel at home and part of the family and she never forgets a name or a face, on the other hand she runs the place like a field general, not one of her customers would dare step out of line or cross her. So let’s take a quick recap; nice warm friendly welcome to every one of their comers, it’s a strictly run house so you have no worries of trouble and an owner that has plenty of time for her customers. That’s not all; the pub has a massive beer garden capable of easily catering for a military platoon and all of us smokers come July 1st.
The pub is a Robinsons house with a good selection of ales, wines, spirits and alcopops (yes I know, that I bang on about alcopops being Satans brew but it’s a town center pub and must cater for the majority not the minority).
I would recommend you try the XB at the globe it’s not normally the best pint or my first choice in any pub but Wendy keeps a bloody good pint of this fairly good all year round bitter.
So if you like to partake in a few pints on a summers day or night I think you would enjoy a trip to The Globe it’s friendly atmosphere, warm welcome well stocked and kept bar is guaranteed to make you stop for more than the odd couple that you went out to consume, take your friends, your partners or go alone you will be all made more than welcome here. You really have to try this place to fully understand my warmth for this place and all the characters that make it what it is, a damned fine hostelry!
See you when you get there