Normally folk who request things on this blog get short shrift. Who do you think I am, Coldplay ? But because Professor Pie Tin from Ireland, Ireland asked so nicely, here’s some nearly live blogging from the Marsaskala Labour Club. I’m in no fit state to blog, so this will probably be a rare typo-free… Continue reading MARSASKALA LABOUR CLUB
After a disappointing Landlord in Little Downham on Tuesday, I thought I might as well stop and enjoy the downpour in Ely before getting squashed against bikes on the train home. Ely Cathedral really is a wonder now they’ve taken the scaffolding off and put live ammunition in the cannon. As Paul Bailey wrote when… Continue reading ADVISING THE REVEREND AT ELY MINSTER
Some really great writing about pubs on the blog recently. Mudgie (here) explored the falsehood that one buzzy new micro can be compensation for losing a handful of proper locals, while BRAPA (here) is drinking 30 pints on the Isle of Man and no doubt flies home to a hero’s welcome from Public Health England.… Continue reading LITTLE DOWNHAM AND THAT NBSS 2 PROBLEM
One more London pub for Mrs RM to endure before we met the lads back at Ally Pally, and yet another “attractive but dull” North London middle class semi-gastro, an Islington speciality spreading to the ‘burbs. Not that the Muswell-Finchley run is pub central; I know I’ve done the Bald Faced Stag because I’ve… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART III – HERE COME THE GOONERS
My congratulations to Pubmeister, who has made his trips (nearly) completing the London branch of the GBG sound quite interesting. I don’t have the same skill set as Duncan, particularly when it comes to outer North London (beyond the Duke’s Head). No new pubs, but revisiting old pubs isn’t always bad. And the John… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART II – “A MECCA FOR REAL ALE IN N10”
Last Saturday Mrs RM and I took Matt and mate to Alexander Palace for his first Big Metalcore Gig of the year. Shamefully, I’m beating him to be the first to blog about/around it. No, I’d never heard of Architects either, at least before before Matt saw them at Nottingham Rock City last year. It’s… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART I – ARCHITECTS
I’m always fair on this blog. Already this year I’ve given Doom Bar another go (had your chance, blew it), raved over Scottish cask, and revisited pubs that have dropped out of the Guide to prove the GBG isn’t infallible. When I start telling you how great jam jars and tasters are you’ll know… Continue reading LOCAL BEER PALATABLE SHOCKER !!