Well, this was good. The Cricketers in Worthing’s Broadwater suburb, which sounds very edgy but turns out to be as edgy as Petts Green or Heaton Chapel. On the 25 minute stretch from the Brewhouse & Kitchen I pass prep schools, a cemetery, a Domino’s, and have to waiting about 4 hours for trains to… Continue reading OLD MAN
Someone is bound to complain that isn’t Richie Benaud, aren’t they ? But Richie IS cricket, if you ask me (you didn’t), and he’s celebrated in The Cricketers* in Longparish, another of those effortlessly gorgeous Test Valley pubs that aren’t half as posh as you expect. Longparish is, coincidentally, a long parish, with lots of… Continue reading RICHIE BENAUD
OK, there is no actual verb “to Taff” (is there ?) but I’m running out of inspiration and need to get a move on so I can bring you “Silver pubs” or whatever you expect over the Christmas period. Anyway, after the Tim Horton timbits (am still awaiting the sponsorship deal) I fair flew back… Continue reading IT’S TAFFING CHRISTMAS !
It’s always good to end a county on a high. Particularly an unsung one like Surrey. So a nice little trip out on the E10 to the bucolic bit of Epsom, probably labelled as “Stamford Green” next year. By huge coincidence, the Cricketers is next to the cricket green. Which was about to turn… Continue reading EVENTUALLY, EPSOM EXCELLENCE