Are there any songs about November ? I’ve had a great November.
56 new Beer Guide pubs (par); East London,South Yorkshire, Norfolk, Glasgow, Leicestershire and Northants complete, and some wonderful pubs to restore your faith in
humanity the GBG.
I reported on two trips to the fascinating country of Scotland, the Faroe Islands of the south.
My report on Huntly 4 v Buckie 3 was my most read post of the month, being read by everyone actually present at that classic match.
A classic pie, too.
A failure to prove the existence of Nessie was the only dampener on the month.
Mid-month I was dodging the floods in the Peak District, Sheffield and Fishlake, which made me realise how risky this ticking business is.
My Pub of the Month was the New Inn at Aberchirdir, where I received a magificent welcome and a Windswept Wolf that was becoming as ubiquitous as Doom Bar.
The pub or club with most facilities was Drax Social Club. In particular the view of Drax Power Station went straight into my Top 10 Power Station views.
Beer was consistently good all month. Take that, GBG critics. I even found cask in Aberdeen Brew Dog, akin to finding Livingstone in Africa.
Beer of the month, especially for the beer twatter folk who are here by mistake, was this one;
Yes, the Greene King collaboration treacle stout in my local Chef & Brewer. Weird, eh?
Best Chinese takeaway. Lucky in Carlisle. No filter.
I’ve got trips to Leicester and Daventry to bring you up to date, then a month of gigs in Manchester, Hackney and Southampton.
I should finish London, Notts and Berks this month, and I’m exploring an interesting place to spend my birthday (it’s on 22 December).
I’ll be devastated if I don’t tick off 60 GBG pubs in December, given that December includes my birthday on the 22nd. (it’s on the 22nd).
Let’s hope I find Pubmen as iconic as this at Christmas.