Nearly at the end of the Big Leeds Bank Holiday Night Out now, as we come to our last Beer Guide pub of the night (F). The Duck & Drake is what we call a Proper Pub, playing proper music for people who should be tucked up in bed by 9pm on a Sunday. And… Continue reading LEEDS – SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY MORNING
Part 2 (of 3) our pub bloggers conference in Yorkshire’s second city* or “Traincatching” as it came to be known. With Wapentake whacked, a fierce debate ensued about the next stop. It really should have been the Duck & Drake, but we’d all been there. While in Wapentake I’d taken a look in the… Continue reading SHUFFLING LEEDS BLOGGERS
Tuesday night I was in Deansgate, walking back from a magical Julia Jacklin gig at Gorilla (keg Beavertown) to the equally magical Trivelles Hotel (£32) in Salford. It is possible that none of those names will mean anything to you, but I do hope that you remedy the absence of Julia Jacklin’s music from your… Continue reading BREWDOG LIVES !
Another overnighter in the Kingdom of Barnsley, this time in Dodworth, about which I can tell you nothing. Except that it has two chain hotels (bargain Ibis), a business park, a health spa, two curry houses and six pubs. Take away the health spa and you’ve got an attractive town there. The Ibis is next to… Continue reading DODGING DOOM BAR IN DODWORTH
Interesting reading Boak & Bailey’s recent post on their move from Cornwall (“Craft Central” to you and me) to the cask desert that is Bristol, and their anticipation at discovering their new local. I hope all goes well on both fronts. Our nearest pub, in Waterbeach, is rather taken for granted, I’m sorry to say. That’s… Continue reading PUNK ARRIVES IN WATERBEACH
I get to drink at some wonderful places and write about them on this blog; the King’s Head, Boar’s Head and North Riding are going to make June’s Pub of the Month selection as tough as the 1994 Matt le Tissier Goal of the Year contest. They were all overdue revisits, and finding new… Continue reading 10pm, “TABLE TABLE”, NEWARK