NB : If you’re looking for a joke about how “Beer Line Cleaning In Progress” ain’t the beer it was, you’ve come to the wrong blog. This IS the blog for a third naff Devizes title in 3 years, alternating Stiff Little Fingers and Pet Shop Boys references with the ease of a master. Our… Continue reading SUSPECT DEVIZES, CONFIRMED BASS SIGHTING
I returned to the UK to read confirmation from The Wickingman that all Bass production would move to Samlesbury and switch to keg. This is news long expected, following continued supply problems and the lack of support for the brand from CAMRAs looking to exclude Bass venues from the GBG on the grounds it’s not… Continue reading AT LEAST THE SPANISH APPRECIATE OUR DRAUGHT BASS HERITAGE
Actually, not that much special about the post, just the Bass. Despite my sole GBG tick in the Palace, the Star was the real reason were here. Jon had actually visited the day before, just to confirm the availability of Bass in the prescribed manner. Even if it didn’t have Bass, the Star is still… Continue reading YOUR BATH STAR “BASS FROM THE JUG” SPECIAL
Back into town on the Number 28, with me feeling slightly guilty about taking it all the way back to the Newport bus station, would my sins catch up with me ?, till I realises the £4.40 bought one of those Day Riders. I should have taken a ride out to the Transporter Bridge; still… Continue reading FOUND IT !
I left Mrs RM to return to RM Towers, and headed on the 14:00 via Derby (split ticket saves about 3 pints of Bass) to Burton. You remember Burton, don’t you ? Blimey, it had been four years since my last visit, and now there were TWO (2) new GBG entries, though as I’d have… Continue reading “B” FOR BURTON, BURTON FOR BASS
My “Proper” readers will recall I was only in That Wigan a couple of months ago, finding it sadly a bit scruffy. Now I was back, just making the 16:48 from Piccadilly after a check-in at Ibis that took longer than the 30 seconds I allow. I remember the golden days when Travelodge just wordlessly… Continue reading WIGAN WINNERS – THE SWAN & RAILWAY
Two ticks in the bag, and still only 15:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. If I go home now I’ll get roped in to putting the Christmas tree up, and you know my views on that. And besides, the Landlord at the Creaky Floorboard had basically instructed me to pop in the Five Lamps for Bass.… Continue reading BASS – IT’S WHAT DERBY DOES BEST
Only two of the seven pubs I used in Macclesfield were actually in the new Beer Guide (which I hadn’t actually seen then), tjough two of them seemed pre-emptive certs, and the next one was the main reason for the whole trip. We’ve Vaux Wanderer to thank for alerting us to the Bass at the… Continue reading LOOK WHAT WE’VE FOUND !
Oh, go on then. Have some quick and nasty hand pump porn. No better place than the A50 corridor for your Bass and Pedi handpumps. This was actually just a fish and chips stop in “Estimable Etwall”, a title the Tourist Office can have for the price of a pint (£3.40). The Spread Eagle isn’t… Continue reading A BURTON TRINITY
Back to the travels, as I tackle the area popularly known as “Posh Stoke”. It’s nearly a decade since I last nearly lost the contents of my stomach (possibly a Balti in Leek the night before) on a ride at Alton Towers called the Veloctitraptor or something. The one that just drops to earth at… Continue reading YOUR BEST BET FOR A PINT OF BASS AFTER A DAY AT ALTON TOWERS