Still on Friday night 11 days ago, shamefully, and a rickety train trip (£5 return) from Fareham to one of England’s lesser-known islands. Well, I didn’t know Portsmouth was an island till 2014, and I’ve been there 2 dozen times. The train passes Fratton, where Portsmouth and Lincoln City are debating the finer points of… Continue reading PORTSMOUTH, YOU SEXY M.F.
ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART II – “A MECCA FOR REAL ALE IN N10”
My congratulations to Pubmeister, who has made his trips (nearly) completing the London branch of the GBG sound quite interesting. I don’t have the same skill set as Duncan, particularly when it comes to outer North London (beyond the Duke’s Head). No new pubs, but revisiting old pubs isn’t always bad. And the John… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART II – “A MECCA FOR REAL ALE IN N10”
STAINES – HARD TO BEAT
A bit of a shift from cute Cotswolds to (figuratively speaking) surly Surrey next. For the pubber, Surrey tends to group into 4 main headings; Stockbroker suburbs to the north (Englefield and Epsom) – Brunning & Price land Grittier “Real” towns (Staines, Woking) – Courage pubs run for Chelsea fans Surrey hills village pubs… Continue reading STAINES – HARD TO BEAT