April 2020. We won’t forget it in a hurry. The stats; Beer Guide ticks – Zero (2019 – 49) All Pubs (remember pubs ?) – Zero (2019 – 99) Units of alcohol – Zero. As you know, drinking at home is a mortal sin. Chinese (or any) takeaways – Zero Gigs attended – Zero Football… Continue reading APRIL ’20 STOCKTAKE + MAY PREVIEW
Makes Worksop sound exotic, doesn’t it ? And if you live in South Anston, it probably is. Sadly, the gorgeous tiling often adorns closed or keg pubs, making Worksop the Rotherham or Woolwich orPoole of the Midlands, My route to Sheffield to see my lad often flies past the edge of Worksop, though I reckon… Continue reading WORKSOP – LIQUORICE, LACINGS & FRENCH HORN
It’s been a worrying day. Being stuck in the house turns your brain to mush (mulch ?), and for a few minutes I thought this article in the Guardian (I know, I know) was warning about an asteroid passing within 4 miles of Earth. Mile-wide asteroid set to pass within 3.9m miles of Earth The… Continue reading YOU COME AT THE KING(‘S LYNN),YOU’D BETTER NOT MISS (THESE TWO PUBS)
I thought you’d like to see this photo of Simon, Duncan and myself at the Annual GBG Tickers Conference in Hoyland (probably the back room of the Furnace, it was a long night). Maltmeister took the photo, bless him. Duncan is pictured on the right, looking grumpy that pubs are closed and because my… Continue reading WHERE’S RUSS WHEN YOU NEED HIM ?
I thought that after Sweden I’d do a post of highlights from the trad pubs in industrial west Tyne & Wear. After all, EVERYONE writes about Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but NO-ONE writes about Blaydon and the mining towns to the west. Prove me wrong. The only problem is, there are no trad GBG pubs left (not… Continue reading BLAYDON ACES
It’s very important to jump on any bandwagon that presents itself, and Sweden’s “bold” experiment in keeping bars open (with social distancing) allows me to shamelessly recycle my Scandinavian posts from 2017, a time when (unbelievably) folk were questioning President Trump’s fitness for the role by burning cars in the streets. Our trip to… Continue reading CASK BEER IN SWEDEN – A BRIDGE TOO FAR ?
Firstly, an apology. In welcoming Pubs Galore readers to the blog I referred to them as fellow “weirdy tickers“. There is, of course, nothing weird at all about visiting lots of pubs and writing about them on a website. Perhaps someone familiar with pubs in Watford will let me know what I’ve missed in town… Continue reading HORNETS
Some artists are best known for their worst work. McCartney made his fortune singing about frogs, Bowie is best known for a gnome, and BRAPA‘s fortune rests on a single act of public urination at a Nottinghamshire station. Despite classic blogs from Spurn Head, Kilmarnock and Gozo, my blogging highlight appears to be this faulty… Continue reading MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK
More highlights from my post-shop wander along the quaint cobbled streets of North Cambridge, taking in the only actual “High Street” in the city. Who knows how many of the eight pubs and bars along the 0.8 mile route will survive the Lockdown. Mark C will recall I did this walk, in reverse, in 2015… Continue reading A CHESTERTON CLOSED PUB CRAWL
Loads of highlights posts to come, enough to see us through ’till Christmas if necessary (sob). Not many recent trips to the magical Gower, though last year I DID make some major inroads into West Wales, where the beer was better than expected. The beer has been a bit up and down in the vast… Continue reading THE GORGEOUS GOWER