2 MARTINS, 1 DUNCAN, TOO MANY OKELLS

Everybody’s doing the Isle of Man these days; it’s the new Bermondsey Beer Mile. Except it’s for PubMen and Women, not beery folk. BRAPA did the 27 pint GBG set in February (and survived), Pubmeister has just summed up his record-breaking achievements (completed a whole GBG there), and of course Kirsty is there now, looking… Continue reading 2 MARTINS, 1 DUNCAN, TOO MANY OKELLS

HOW BIZARRE – MORE MORECAMBE

Any excuse for some Kiwi/Polynesian pop/rap crossover. This was the tune that stuck in the brain after I popped back to the Royal, before realising I’d forgotten to get a Chinese takeaway. They don’t write them like that anymore.  Weirdly, that track from 1996 (where were you in 1996 ?) was the most contemporary thing… Continue reading HOW BIZARRE – MORE MORECAMBE

LANCASHIRE’S PUB OF THE YEAR -THE BARE FACTS

While in Overton I skimmed through the local CAMRA magazines looking for pubs offering that crucial 10p members discount that determines all my pub visits. Staring at me from the cover was this; Yes, a pub I hadn’t been in yet was their Pub of the Year.  A potential pre-emptive tick and a chance for… Continue reading LANCASHIRE’S PUB OF THE YEAR -THE BARE FACTS

THE RAINHILL (MEGHAN) TRAIN(OR) TRIALS

More tenuous titles for you as I finish Merseyside GBG for the year, AND break my Meghan Trainor duck. You don’t get nonsense like this with Pubmeister, you know… Oh, perhaps you do. As I’ve said before, only slavishly following the Beer Guide path takes you to the world’s most unexpected places. Like Rainhill, in… Continue reading THE RAINHILL (MEGHAN) TRAIN(OR) TRIALS