PRE- AND POST-FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM PINTS

Another crisp October day, another sentimental journey to Cambridge on the train. Perhaps I’ll visit ALL the Cambridge pubs while I’m visiting Mum and Dad, but probably I won’t. I’m bored of Cambridge already. But I’m intrigued to know what statue they’re about to unveil at the station; 6/4 it’s Baa Baa Toure, 3,000/1 it’s… Continue reading PRE- AND POST-FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM PINTS

“OPENING EARLY ON 19 SEPTEMBER FOR ALL YOUR FUNERAL WATCHING NEEDS”

19th September 2022. While I was in the Blue I had a look at what the other Cambridge pubs were doing on funeral day. Well, that’s clear. BRAPA noted two pubs in the same village, one “closed as a mark of respect“, the next “open as a mark of respect“. The concept of “respect” is… Continue reading “OPENING EARLY ON 19 SEPTEMBER FOR ALL YOUR FUNERAL WATCHING NEEDS”

FROM THE GRAVEYARD TO THE CAMBRIDGE BLUE

19th September 2022. The Queen’s funeral. A chance to thank Elizabeth for her service and show respect; But what would the pubs do ? While Mum and Dad followed the progress of the cortege along the A40, I went to Cambridge to find out. The town was surprisingly bust at midday, though the White Swan… Continue reading FROM THE GRAVEYARD TO THE CAMBRIDGE BLUE

MORE MILTON MAGIC AT THE QUEEN EDITH

With Dad comfortable back home in his armchair watching “Pointless” (Google it, Americans), I popped back to Addenbrookes to pick up some new pills. The hospital occupies a giant treatment and medical research site (now incorporating Papworth) on the southern edge of Cambridge, in what is pretty much a pub desert. But the only pub… Continue reading MORE MILTON MAGIC AT THE QUEEN EDITH

TOP 100 PUBS – THE LIVE & LET LIVE, CAMBRIDGE (it lives again !)

Mid June. Back “home” in Waterbeach to make sure my parents are eating enough of that yummy Chinese food from Chung Hwa (yes, yes they are). I’d notice on Twitter that Roxanne de Bastion was playing Blue Moon that night, too good to miss. And a chance to feel nostalgic about Mill Road 18 months… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – THE LIVE & LET LIVE, CAMBRIDGE (it lives again !)