I’m visiting my sister in the “up and coming” bit of Falmouth.  Penryn has the character and history, if not the craft beer yet.  She’s living next to the pub, which is nice. We made a trip round west Cornwall (near St Ives) to the remaining Beer Guide pubs, a varied bunch.  It’s what sisters are for. … Continue reading AT GURNARD’S HEAD


Sorry about yesterday’s rant; a little information would have gone a long way. Back to deliriously happy Retired Martin today. One of the joys of travel is finding you were badly wrong about a place you’d thought had little discernible merit.   Calne is a place I’d written off on the basis of one previous trip from… Continue reading YES YOU CALNE


June 2016 will forever be known as the month I visited more new Good Beer Guide pubs than Simon Everitt (45 v 41). I should be happy, but the fact that Simon has now done the Great Cumbrae pub puts my duller achievement into perspective. Lots of travel to finish off the Beer Guide chapters… Continue reading JUNE STOCKTAKE