I was attempted to give the Plough the nod as a Top 100 pub, just for their barely concealed contempt for Charles’s repeated request for samplers. Try doing that in a Sam Smiths pub with Sir Humphrey standing there mate ! Instead, I’m using equally spurious logic to make the award to the King Charles… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – KING CHARLES II, WORCESTER
There has to be a Top 100 pub in Worcester really. A year ago it would probably have been the Paul Pry, never the most predictable pub and apparently closed again. My visit on General election night was a year’s highlight, this pint of Hobsons a classic. On Monday night I met a couple… Continue reading BORN PIPPY -A MONDAY NIGHT IN WORCESTER
A pleasing number of new entries in industrial Derbyshire this year, and a rare visit to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, one of the great town names. Ashby hasn’t had a Beer Guide entry in my beery lifetime, so I’m amazed they’ve allowed Smisby to claim the Smisby Tap. Despite the name, it’s closer to Ashby (if you walk… Continue reading MORE GBG ADDRESS FUN IN SMISBY
I spent Sunday night in Sheffield, albeit a bit too close to Meadowhall for comfort. Shopping centres scare me, even at night. I use the slow train to Manchester via the Dark Peak for City matches occasionally. Apart from the views, you always get the joy of grumpy old walkers complaining about Stag & Hen… Continue reading SHEFFIELD – THAT QUANTITY/QUALITY DILEMMA AGAIN
Bedfordshire isn’t a hotbed of craft, or cask beer. But it does have at least three classic drinkers pubs. The fact that two of them serve immaculate Draught Bass is totally coincidental. I’ll be revisiting Bedford’s Wellington, and Leighton Buzzard’s Black Lion in the near future. The Buzzard pub crawl may well rival Nuneaton… Continue reading ESCAPING HENLOW HEALTH FARM
Walking options from our South Cambridgeshire village aren’t the world’s best. Occasionally, however, some arcane law or other requires me to stay at home and I have to walk locally. Yesterday afternoon Mrs RM and I took a stroll round the site of the forthcoming Cambridge North station, which backs on to the sewerage works. I… Continue reading LODE STAR ?
Yes, we’re mainly doing Norfolk at the moment, until sanity is restored with trips to Manchester and Worcester tomorrow. The post on the Lillie Langtry Bar in Harleston’s tat antique market prompted a fascinating debate about what constitutes a pub, which descended into an argument about horseboxes. I liked Dave’s comment that a pub is… Continue reading TWO MORE “PUBS” NEAR HARLESTON