STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Sometimes I have to go to a plain pub with plain people in a plain village and give you nothing except the joy of knowing that I’m one tiny step closer to completing the Guide. But the real point of ticking is discovering or re-discovering the gems of the UK. Like Stotfold in beautiful Bedfordshire*.… Continue reading STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

GOOD BEER GUIDE ’19 – THE TICKING AND THE DAMAGE DONE

Sorry. In a Neil Young mood. Harvest time in England, and this Old Man is preparing to reap the Beer Guide for ticks. I’ve just completed my GBG cross-checking to establish which pubs in the 2019 Guide I’ve already done, and how many I’ll need to do to make progress in the next 12 months. … Continue reading GOOD BEER GUIDE ’19 – THE TICKING AND THE DAMAGE DONE

THE PAKENHAM 5 O’CLOCK CLUB

It’s rare that “Suffolk” and “deeply unexciting” are mentioned in the same sentence, of course, but a mere three new Guide entries in the county enables me to bring you this lovely sight four days into GBG19; So no two hour trips to “Times Supplements on Sea“, no micro pub opening hours frustration, no frisson… Continue reading THE PAKENHAM 5 O’CLOCK CLUB

EMPTY SEATS AT THE ETIHAD, STANDING ROOM AT CLOUDWATER

His Highness Sheikh Mansour recently wrote to me to highlight the progress made under his stewardship of Manchester City over the last decade. 40 points in every season, half-and-half scarf sellers for every game, folk who turn up in Colin Bell Stand 15 minutes after kick off looking for Row R etc. etc. No mention… Continue reading EMPTY SEATS AT THE ETIHAD, STANDING ROOM AT CLOUDWATER