BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GO TO CORNWALL AND NOT DRINK DOOM BAR

Yes, just like visiting the Cotswolds and NOT slagging off Donnington BB, or staying in Burton and NOT downing a gallon of Carling, you MUST sample Doom Bar in its spiritual home. So I did, leaving Mrs RM to her crochet or whatever women do when left to their own devices. Only 14 minutes to… Continue reading BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GO TO CORNWALL AND NOT DRINK DOOM BAR

“Who wants the world ?” A walk round Somersham and crispy beef will do me fine.

My best day for two months, easy. Despite concerns, gleaned from MumsNet last night, that Somersham’s locals would be standing on the B1050 with pitchforks to keep out visitors, I made it my first trip outside Cambridge since lockdown. 29 minutes on (still) quiet roads to a village of 3,802 souls and no open pubs… Continue reading “Who wants the world ?” A walk round Somersham and crispy beef will do me fine.

CARLISLE – A TREAT (BUT NO TREATING)

Back to the football/pub/art mash-up highlights packages for you after that brief Lockdown Walk interlude. What can I tempt you with in Carlisle ? A cheap B & B Even cheaper hair cuts An ancient post box ? F.U.N. This is a fun city, perhaps even more so than Newcastle now the Bigg Market crowd have moved on to… Continue reading CARLISLE – A TREAT (BUT NO TREATING)

“WE’RE THE WALTONS, WE’RE THE WALTONS OF SWING”

2nd February 2020 Now Walton gets interesting, a bit like The Waltons gets interesting when John-Boy joins CAMRA in the 3rd series (it’s on Netflix, check it out). Part II of my Elmbridge evening, rather more exciting than the first half as Dire Straits make their customary appearance. There are 1.2 million people in Surrey,… Continue reading “WE’RE THE WALTONS, WE’RE THE WALTONS OF SWING”

UNBRIDLED JOY IN BRIDLINGTON

OK, that title only really works if you pronounce your favourite East Yorkshire resort as “Bride“, but bear with me. The train from Hull rattled past Beverley and Driffield, normally homes to at least one new GBG tick each year.  This must have been a first tick in Brid for a decade, since the wonderful-looking… Continue reading UNBRIDLED JOY IN BRIDLINGTON

THAT INADVISABLE 4th PINT

  I’m delighted that regular commenter Mark Crilley is receiving recognition for his enthusiasm for proper pubs. Notably in the latest column from Roger Protz  (here).  Of particular interest is the news that Mark is planning a story whereby an America teenager on holiday in England sets out to sabotage BRAPA pub visits* Mark is… Continue reading THAT INADVISABLE 4th PINT