We’re in Fort William for a couple of days, mainly to take advantage of some bargain rates for the Caledonian Sleeper under it’s new franchise. A good night’s sleep and lovely service, but it needs the makeover it’ll get soon. To offset my 20 mile walk today, we visited 3 very different pubs in the… Continue reading FORT WILLIAM PUBS
I often find myself defending Wetherspoons against lowest common denominator criticism across the beer blogs I follow. With trips to Glasgow and Cornwall coming up, I’ll be able to observe some features of Spoons that often feature – beer quality, service, table cleanliness, drunkenness and craft beer take up. Writing this in the large central… Continue reading ALL HUMAN LIFE IS HERE
Torrential rain curtailed our plans for exploration of the wild side of the M3 (Hook) and the top of the table Women’s match at Staines – well done to City fans who did go. I did eventually get a walk into Cambridge central in to make up my minimum 10 mile daily walk, and made… Continue reading LIVE & LET LIVE
One of my main motivations for early retirement this year was to free up time to complete trips to all the current Good Beer Guide pubs. Some people tick beers; I tick pubs. As of today I’ve been to around 4,000 of the current Guide pubs, or 80%. Each year the new edition brings a… Continue reading COMPLETING THE BEER GUIDE
Hello I started this blog for my own enjoyment as a diary of my post-retirement life. I’ve been a compulsive traveller, with my wife and sons, for 30 years, visiting most of this country and a lot elsewhere. I’m trying to visit all the pubs in whatever is the current Good Beer Guide pubs, but also travelling… Continue reading Welcome to my little blog about post-retirement travel, focusing on pubs, gigs and Fitbit obsession.