MORE PEOPLE HAVE STOOD ON THE MOON THAN HAVE TICKED BEDFORDSHIRE

And I can tell you as one of them, completing Beds is MUCH tougher. 13th-15th January 2023. A long weekend in Waterbeach, with 3 days to crack Bedfordshire’s four GBG newbies*. Thrilling. Despite nearly catching up on the blog (take that, BRAPA !), I’m giving you four pubs in one today. Because Beds is Boring.… Continue reading MORE PEOPLE HAVE STOOD ON THE MOON THAN HAVE TICKED BEDFORDSHIRE

OPENING HOURS TENSION IN LITTLE STAUGHTON. WHEREVER THAT IS.

With all respect to Duncan and Malt and the other tickers, I suspect no-one has greater knowledge of Bedfordshire pubs than Simon or myself. BRAPA basically lived in the county after being determined to do the GBG alphabetically, and his great treatise on Wells Bombardier in Duloe was what got him a First in the… Continue reading OPENING HOURS TENSION IN LITTLE STAUGHTON. WHEREVER THAT IS.

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BIGGLESWADE

More saving pubs outside the GBG, this time aided by trusted Covid data expert and J20 connoisseur James. With my Mum on the mend (thanks for your kind words) but under watch I’ve committed to stay in “the county“.  Let’s not argue about boundaries, folks. I was JUST over the Beds border when the ambulance… Continue reading LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BIGGLESWADE

THE GBG PILGRIM’S PROGRESS TO PAVENHAM

  “Oh deep joy, another Bedfordshire pub” said no-one ever. But this was my last one (see lovely pinked page 36 above) from a meagre four newbies, none of which will have BRAPA wishing he’d returned to Beds this year. But Pavenham has it’s merits.  A few miles north of the county town, in the… Continue reading THE GBG PILGRIM’S PROGRESS TO PAVENHAM

STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Sometimes I have to go to a plain pub with plain people in a plain village and give you nothing except the joy of knowing that I’m one tiny step closer to completing the Guide. But the real point of ticking is discovering or re-discovering the gems of the UK. Like Stotfold in beautiful Bedfordshire*.… Continue reading STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

SANDY -BIRD SONG,PALE ALE & CLANGERS

Thursday is Bedfordshire day.  Words to strike fear into the heart of any traveller except the estimable Simon Everitt, probably the only other person to have walked the county ticking off the largely dull Beer Guide pubs. I do like to give places a second chance though, and Simon had formed a better impression of… Continue reading SANDY -BIRD SONG,PALE ALE & CLANGERS