The return journey from Glasgow to Manchester was uneventful, bar a succession of Spanish students sticking their phones in my recharging point and leaving them buzzing all the way to Lancaster. Come Thursday, with an arduous day out in Preston ahead, I settled on a quiet day in Chorley, capital of the bit between Bolton… Continue reading COTTONING ON TO CHORLEY’S CHARMS, IS IT BAPS OR IS IT BARMS ?
Two instant bits of feedback on the Ilkeston post have revealed that a) The Prince of Wales used to be The Poacher, which I’d already been to. b) Ilkeston Station is so new (April 2017) I may have been the first paying customer to use it ! Thanks to Mark and Anonymous, my new favourite… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – DEWDROP, ILKESTON
Yes, when in Tamworth, it is obligatory to reference Julian Cope, whose views on micro pubs are eagerly anticipated. Last time here I celebrated the joys of the parish church in an Emergency Guide to Tamworth that is still handed out to all UK visitors on arrival at Dover. This time I bring the alternate… Continue reading WHEN I DREAM, I DREAM ABOUT TAMWORTH MICROPUBS