I would have asked Citra to join me on my visit to Andwell brewery, he only lives down the road in posh Hook, but he’d fled to Swindon on learning of my approach. Not sure a Brewery Tap near Basingstoke would have been top of his bucket list, or mine, but I’m delighted to find… Continue reading BREWERY TAPS IN THE GBG ? THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER.
Many of you (well, Duncan) have asked “Where is Pubmeister ?”. It was Duncan who prompted this 4 day trip down South and offered his taxi services, as gratefully received an offer as Mrs RM’s “Taxi for BRAPA” which was taking place the same night. Fear not, Duncan and Malt will be here soon enough.… Continue reading WHITCHURCH SAYS “COME IN !”
Slowly but surely, my knowledge of the UK increases every year. In 2022, I can even tell you about Chilbolton in the Test Valley. You’ll note the recent National Pub of the Year lurking somewhere about. Here’s what Wiki says (I just donated a tenner to them on their 377th request so my conscience was… Continue reading WHAT RHYMES WITH CHILBOLTON ?
21st February 2020 Our maiden trip in the new campervan, provisionally called Simon, and a 3 hour slog round the M25 to Hook. It’s my mother in law and her twin sister’s 80th, so why not pick a Home Counties gastropub to celebrate. If I reach 80 and haven’t completed the GBG I’m in big… Continue reading HOOKED IN