A SPOT OF SHEFFIELD RECONAISSANCE FOR BLACKPOOL JANE

12th October 2022. Blackpool Jane was about to visit and rate our new B & B (free to Patronised readers) for her award winning blog called “Getting p****d at away games”. We were thrilled, and before she arrived I undertook what we are legally allowed to call “research” in a few pubs in upmarket Sharrow… Continue reading A SPOT OF SHEFFIELD RECONAISSANCE FOR BLACKPOOL JANE

STATION TO STATION (INN). A DERBY TREASURE RETURNS

I left the Old Boys in the Smithfield to their talk of “interesting” beers and Francis Lee’s gold Mercedes and crowds of 7,000 at Stamford Bridge, and wobbled back towards the station. Blimey, those cobbles look big. The Alex and the Brunswick lie over those cobbles, but I was headed for a re-opened classic with… Continue reading STATION TO STATION (INN). A DERBY TREASURE RETURNS

PRE- AND POST-FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM PINTS

Another crisp October day, another sentimental journey to Cambridge on the train. Perhaps I’ll visit ALL the Cambridge pubs while I’m visiting Mum and Dad, but probably I won’t. I’m bored of Cambridge already. But I’m intrigued to know what statue they’re about to unveil at the station; 6/4 it’s Baa Baa Toure, 3,000/1 it’s… Continue reading PRE- AND POST-FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM PINTS