There must be a few people apart from me attempting to visit every pub in the current Beer guide (as opposed to a static edition from the 1980s), but they’re hard to find.
I’ve just stumbled on Simon Everitt’s newish blog detailing his own quest, and it’s a joy. Full of detail about his journeys to pubs around the country, with plenty of praise and criticism for some well known pubs. The atmosphere and welcome, particularly to drinkers in a dining pub, is as important as the beer.
You can read here about the pain and pleasure of the new Beer Guide reducing your ticks by a third, realising you just went to the wrong pub, and the mental agonies of deciding whether to visit a micro-pub not in the Guide yet. Fever Pitch had a flimsier plot than this.
Readers in Stockport and Middlesbrough in particular will find articles of interest, and I thought only I blogged about Leighton Buzzard !
Hopefully Simon and his mates won’t still be planning a trip to tick Wembley’s pubs later this season after tomorrow night though