Hopefully Dick and Dave, safely retired to Preston in their dotage, will treasure this photographic journal of their cultural (curry and beer) trip to the UK of Autumn 2019. For the record, I probably did make them pop in the Magic Rock Tap in Birkby (ha !). Hard to avoid on the way back, and… Continue reading THOSE CRAFTY YANKS
Dick has been pestering me to make him my cover star (it’s like being a mascot at City but cheaper), so here he is, training for a job at next year’s Octoberfest. Note how we ruins the fun of real #PubMen who like to take their own glass back in Northern towns. Next up was… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – SLUBBERS, HUDDERSFIELD
Say what you like about the Trump presidency, but the dollar is now worth about £2.50, the exact reverse of what it was under the peanut farmer. This has led to the occasionally embarrassing situation of our American visiting pubbers attempting to buy not only rounds (shame on you) but also entire pubs that take… Continue reading FIGHTING OVER THE 5th PINT OF BOLTMAKER IN THE SPORTSMAN
If in doubt, offend everyone. Works for Si. On the Sunday I headed to Hudders to Meet the Southworths, a film that would undoubtedly star De Niro if he hadn’t been shot by Joker. Two nights at Ivy Green, £28 a night and John Smith Smooth for £2.40. The red-faced Old Boy told me the… Continue reading Ee by gum it’s ‘uddersfield
15 October 2019 will go down in history as a day to rival 23 October 2011, 31 October 1517, and of course 22 December 1964. The day BRAPA’s Beer Guide returned from the dead. It was lost, and it was found, thanks to Martin Brammer and Pub Curmudgeon. We can only wonder at the euphoria… Continue reading WHERE WERE YOU THE DAY BRAPA’S BEER GUIDE WAS FOUND ?
A second pub for Mrs RM on the way home. I spoil that gal. This one was a cracker, as was Godstone, a village directly off Junction 6 of the M25 that might persuade you that Surrey ain’t that bad. If it hadnt been raining I’d have got Mrs RM to stand in the central… Continue reading A PILGRIM’S PROGRESS OFF THE M25
On Saturday we headed back down the M23 for the 3rd time in a fortnight, as Mrs RM has her heart set on a small campervan she’ll use for her exciting projects in Brighton, Maidenhead and Aberdeen. I’ve perfected the “bored husband who knows better than to argue with his wife” look to perfection. If… Continue reading A REIGATE WAIT