WARE NOT KEEN-WA TO SERVE ME PEDI

Moaning done, it’s back to the new Beer Guide, and a bit of a curate’s egg* in Ware. You know Ware, one of east Hertfordshire’s gems. Like Baldock, Ware has been bypassed into a quiet life providing sustenance for  retired gentlefolk visiting garden centres and parents who want their children to speak Latin. Great parish… Continue reading WARE NOT KEEN-WA TO SERVE ME PEDI

CONFESSIONS OF A MIDDLE-AGED DOOM BAR NBSS 4.5 SCORER

The quality of cask beer is under the spotlight again, with Martyn Cornell and Pub Curmudgeon both hitting the nail on the head in recent posts.  Beer served too early, kept on the bar for too long, with too many lines to guarantee fresh beer.  Particularly this summer. Martyn finishes his article by reminding us… Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A MIDDLE-AGED DOOM BAR NBSS 4.5 SCORER

“THEY CAN’T SAY HALF IN WORKSOP”

A quick stop in Worksop on the way to Sheffield to ensure James has found the toaster. Lunch is a shared pizza and pint of Punk IPA for £6.49 in the Spoons. “I’m a cheap date” says Mrs RM, cradling her bargain pint as I dash off for a half in my new tick. Worksop… Continue reading “THEY CAN’T SAY HALF IN WORKSOP”

TOP 10 HOYLAND PUBS – TAP & BREW, HOYLAND COMMON

  Of all the places in the UK that seem to function only as Beer Guide headings, Hoyland is probably the greatest. Unless you can tell me any other reason why Hoyland exists. For context, I know people who’ve never been to Sheffield, let alone Barnsley. They probably think Hoyland is in Holland. But this… Continue reading TOP 10 HOYLAND PUBS – TAP & BREW, HOYLAND COMMON