THE QUEEN’S ARMS, COWDEN POUND – AN UNSPOILT CLASSIC

Travelling round the country* I’m always struck by how little I actually know about our great land.  I’m also amazed by how many wonderful pubs, like Stockton Heath’s Red Lion and Fleetwood’s Royal Oak, I’d never heard of before their inclusion in the new GBG prompted a visit. But the Queen’s Arms in Cowden Pound had… Continue reading THE QUEEN’S ARMS, COWDEN POUND – AN UNSPOILT CLASSIC

STUCK INSIDE OF WHYTELEAFE WITH THOSE MICRO BLUES AGAIN

  There is one thing to be said in favour of Whyteleafe. No, two. At least. There’s a decent Travelodge there for £39, and more railway stations than pubs. That’s actually true; apart from the new micro, the sole tavern offers Pride or Bombardier. So don’t go complaining about your own drinking scene. It’s pleasantly hilly,… Continue reading STUCK INSIDE OF WHYTELEAFE WITH THOSE MICRO BLUES AGAIN

PUB WALKS FROM CLACKET LANE SERVICES

That’s a blog post you don’t see every day, isn’t it ? The Snipping Tool for OS map extracts really works here; you can even see the target “pub” in the top left corner, and you can pretty much follow the green footpath from the Services (blue “S”) up the hill then left to the pub.… Continue reading PUB WALKS FROM CLACKET LANE SERVICES