Here’s the answer to last night’s Guess the Pub, my craftiest so far. Tavarn Ty Elise, run by Byn from Merthyr in the middle of Finistère, though to be honest I’d have guessed it was somewhere near Maenclochog from those clues. If I hadn’t edited the photos (all from Google Maps) you’d have seen the… Continue reading Ffarwel, Byn
After your disastrous performance in identifying pubs across the pond, let’s stay closer to home with a classic unspoilt tavern out west. Typically one ale on of late; you’ll probably have seen their 5% amber flagship on the side of lorries on our motorways recently. Proud of its Welsh roots (the Landlord is from Merthyr),… Continue reading GUESS THE PUB GOES TO THE TAVERN
I got a bit distracted by the dessert-enforced closure of the Cow & Calf, and forgot to mention that Grenoside has another FIVE pubs, all apparently (potentially) open if Humphrey decides the Cow and Calf can’t be. It also, as you’ll see above, has some glorious woods, which redeemed a trudge around some “solid” but… Continue reading GRENO-CHIPS
You give the Americans an inch (of map) and they ask for a mile. You’ve had long enough; here’s the answer to yesterday’s “Guess the Pub Crosses the Pond“. If you’d analysed that bit of river really closely you could have deduced you were in Michigan, but the giveaway was this ‘lil fella; Yes, it’s… Continue reading FFS IT’S FOUNDERS !
In 1998 my old schoolmate Sean and I drove to Hillsborough to see 4th Division Cambridge United grab a memorable first leg League Cup victory at 1st Division Wednesday; Des Walker, Pressman, Di Canio et al. A memorable night, topped by a pre-match pint in a new Guide tick in the Cow & Calf in… Continue reading GRENOSIDE AND THE HUMPHREY “INCIDENT”
Ah, but which pond ? “The Pond” by Lowry ? Well, no, that’s Stockport. This should give it away; Only a Yank would eat bread like that, surely ? I’m a bit tired of you lot using “Reverse Image” technology to identify these pubs, so the map extracts get tougher now. This pub is in… Continue reading GUESS THE PUB CROSSES THE POND
I’ll leave the analysis of the Prime Minister’s Road Map to the experts, it sounded as depressing as we all expected. AND the Covid cases actually went up from last week. My Pollyanna status is under threat. At least barbers can return on 12 April; perhaps they can cut hair outside in the pub “wine… Continue reading CALL THAT A ROADMAP ?
Last Friday (though it feels like an eternity ago) you left me at the top of a giant mountain off Abbeydale Road, staring down at the crumbling Picture House. I got down safely, clearly, otherwise you wouldn’t have Guess the Pub to entertain and torment you. On the Saturday I took James back, like in… Continue reading LITTLE SHEFFIELD
Mrs RM said I should show you her our house. BEFORE AFTER One of those boxes of vinyl has obliterated New Zealand off the wall map. Serves them right, cocky sods. Here’s the office where Mrs RM plans my trips to Homebase, Dunelm, B & Q, Wickes etc. etc. Yeah, like I care either. The… Continue reading THE BEER 52’s – GIVE ME BACK MY CAN
Nice easy one for you this morning. Surely EVERYONE know ******** in ********* ? Actually, I’ve never been here, so it must have opened after my last visit in 2016 when I overdosed on whisky (of a sort). It’s not in the CAMRA Beer Guide to this place anyway, and possibly wouldn’t get in the… Continue reading GUESS THE PUB GOES ON HOLIDAY