THE BRAMPTON MILE – PUB MASCOTS COLLIDE

30th December 2022. Possibly THE iconic pub photo of 2022. Baa Baa Toure, Alfie the Alpaca and Colin the Cauliflower fighting over a pint of Abbeydale’s “Through The Hophead Galaxy” in Chesterfield’s Anchor, cheered on by Mrs RM and Eddie, who had finally removd his Hi-Vis jacket. Simon messaged us to say he’d gone straight… Continue reading THE BRAMPTON MILE – PUB MASCOTS COLLIDE

GBG TICKERS AGM – WAITING FOR BRAPA IN THE RECTORY

30th December 2022. Unfortunately, due to Mrs RM’s belated shopping spree in Chesterfield, and my determination to get a shot of “the infant BRAPA” (not a Teesside micro), I arrived at the tickers AGM in the Rectory too late to give the keynote speech, or to buy everyone a pint. Never mind. As it was… Continue reading GBG TICKERS AGM – WAITING FOR BRAPA IN THE RECTORY

INTO THE HOPE VALLEY – QUITTERS AND CRITTERS

The pursuit of GBG completion rather hampered our best laid plans to do the touristy bits of the Peak District that Mrs RM tells everyone we moved to Sheffield for two years ago (don’t tell Mrs RM, it was actually the suburbs of Rotherham that attracted me). The Guide is ticked, the CAMRA pub walk… Continue reading INTO THE HOPE VALLEY – QUITTERS AND CRITTERS

MAGGIE MAY BE CLOSED, CAN I CONQUER CHESTERFIELD ?

Enough of the Retired Martin love-in, let’s get back to the hard yards of Retired Martin travelling to unassuming Northern* towns and finding pubs unexpectedly closed. 27th October 2022. Proving Chesterfield‘s northerness, they don’t yet have parchment, and have maps painted on the side of the houses leading west towards Chatsworth House, which is where… Continue reading MAGGIE MAY BE CLOSED, CAN I CONQUER CHESTERFIELD ?