WESTMORLAND

Someday we’ll all have WiFi connectivity through little microchips implanted in our belly button at birth, but till then there’ll be the frustration of not being able to access my own blog via the Kings Park Hotel in Rutherglen, of which less later.  Parental Controls stopped me reading BRAPA last night; that’s what you get… Continue reading WESTMORLAND

FRIDAY STREET, SUNDAY PUBBERS

A couple of contrasting pubs to finish off lovely but overpriced Surrey. First up Friday Street, of which there is more than one in the GBG. Compare and contrast the pristine pink-penned Beer Guide page with my ragged old Philip Navigator. I’m a fan of the Surrey Hills below the A25, in the heart of… Continue reading FRIDAY STREET, SUNDAY PUBBERS

WATERBEACH FOOTBALL CLUB BEER FEST

  I blame Mrs RM.  I was having a nice beer-free day before my trip to Glasgow tomorrow, but she insisted I came along to our village Football Club Beer Fest, ostensibly because she’d forgotten her purse but more because you’re expected to. Waterbeach (pop. 4,000) runs one of the biggest youth football tournaments in… Continue reading WATERBEACH FOOTBALL CLUB BEER FEST

THE ABDICATION – PROPER PUB, PROPER ROLLS

  I like to finish a county’s Beer Guide entries with a good pub, and Nottingham’s Abdication is a cracker.  It’s in Daybrook/Arnold/Nottingham North, depending on your level of geographical pedantry.  I’d never heard of Daybrook. Two important buildings are nearby.  One is a Premier Inn, that essential for a beer break.  The other is the… Continue reading THE ABDICATION – PROPER PUB, PROPER ROLLS

A PUB VISITORS GUIDE TO SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD

  Eagle-eyed readers, normally called Tim, Peter or Dave*, may have noticed I ignored the looming presence of the colossus that is Sutton-in-Ashfield in the Tibshelf post.. No longer. This is Sutton’s day. When we visited Mansfield 18 months ago, I was urged by Nick (here) to check out Sutton again.  It’s taken this long to… Continue reading A PUB VISITORS GUIDE TO SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD