Well, what a disaster this blog is.
Sixty-eight posts published (about average) and I’m still only up to 13 April (2019, before the Prof asks). But if I don’t review April now, I never will.
THE BARE STATS
Fifty-two (52) new GBG pubs. Not as good as Bruce Masters, who’s done 50,000 pubs by doing 20 a week, or BRAPA, who ate 53 pieces of his own food in UK pubs last month. But still pretty good.
I actually finished Surrey, Sussex(es), Derbyshire and the West Midlands, most of which you don’t know about yet.
Still far behind the Pubmeister, but we all know who has the better colouring, don’t we ?
Some very good beer, some great cheery service in Scotland, and some striking pictures of pints with my new phone camera (inherited from Mrs RM who is now known as Mme Huawei due to neural brain implants taking the place of traditional phone technology).
The month took in Wroot (loads of blog views from there – thanks), Scunny, Skeggy, the Cotswolds, Brizzle, Julia Jacklin, Bromsgrove, Gatwick, Borough, Dudley and half of Scotland. A real mix there.
I enjoyed my afternoon in
West Siberia Arbroath immensely; proper stress-free football, smokies, the best steak & black pudding pie in the UK, and a real Scottish pub.
PUB OF THE MONTH – Fifty Four, Horley
The best welcome ever, cool keg drunk under the Gatwick flight path, and Guy Mitchell’s Golden Greats. Unexpected Surrey weirdness.
BEST STREET ART – Scunthorpe. Of course.
BEST VIEW – North Nibley
BEER OF THE MONTH – Fallen Grapevine in the Dreadnough, Leith
Also home to the best German punk graffiti.
May, heh ? The cruellest month.
A trip to Rugby with the Beer & Pubs gang, a few days finishing Cheshire and Lancs (and shredding my nerves at the Etihad), some days in West Wales with our US readers, and I will finally finish the Isle of Wight (2 to go). 50 new pubs will do me.
Plus no doubt some more pub cats along the way.