Bateman's is one of my three beers of choice (Lancaster Brewery and Cains are the others). The quality of the Batemen's beer in my local Waterspoons (along with the other real ales) has been diabolical until February this year, after which, it's not been a bad pint at all. Strangely enough, February is when the local CAMRA group reviews the pubs!!!
Am I being synical, I wonder??