23rd January 2020 We’d checked into our digs at the Wool Merchant in Halifax after an exciting descent into town and some aggressive road works than caused Duncan to waste £3 on parking. I resent paying for parking at the best of times; £3 is two ticks worth of beer. I enquired about the free… Continue reading A CUP OF SCRATCHINGS AT THE MILL
23rd January 2020 Mostly downhill from the Hare & Hounds into Sowerby (“It’s Sorby !”) shout Duncan and Quosh. So I’m proposing that Sowerby applies for a formal name change. Sir Menzies can change his name to Ming at the same time. I dropped the terrible trio off at the Blind Pig and went in… Continue reading DEATHCORE CRED RESTORED IN SORBY BRIDGE
23rd January 2020 Getting dark now. You have to be careful of Duncan when it gets dark. I dropped him off at Hullaballoo in Shipley and drove round the block while he asked if they had any Dire Straits themed beers, then set off for The Tricky One. Wadsworth’s Hare & Hounds didn’t open till… Continue reading WILL MY AYGO MAKE IT TO WADSWORTH ?
23rd January 2020 This post is a bit pointless, as Duncan beat me to the press with his write-up of the magnificent Idle Draper, set in Bradford’s best named suburb. As Duncan notes, I’d done a trial run of his West Yorkshire pubs the day before, walking from Greengates up the hill to Idle (both… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE
23rd January 2020 Only a week behind with the blog after yesterday’s 3-in-1 special, and I haven’t had a pub visit since Saturday. So catching up is possible. But unlikely. Thursday was my day to drive Duncan round the new delights of West Yorkshire. I’m sure there is/was a pub called the New Delight. Pubmeister… Continue reading WUTHERING HEIGHTS, LOW PRICES
22nd January 2020 WARNING : CONTAINS PROPER PUBS !!! A bumper Shipley-cum-Saltaire special, aided by an Ibis giving me access to two new GBG ticks, a classic oldie, and a curry. Oh, and tall buildings. Shipley town centre took a post-war hammering, but the Spoons is majestic. Continuing the theme of the last post, where… Continue reading FANNY’S BY GASLIGHT
22nd January 2020 I’ve found a rare photo of fellow blogger Pubmeister (middle) reviewing post titles with some of his Blog Support Team. The chap on the left is excited with “No Sour Beer In Sowerby Bridge” but Duncan secretly knows it’s rubbish. Everyone knows it’s pronounced “Sorby”. Three nights in West Yorkshire, ten GBG… Continue reading A FAREWELL TO ALBION