At the “Official Amber Valley Pub Tickers Convention” yesterday I was discussing with BRAPA the signs of a good pub while comparing notes on Whitley Bay with Mark, who had kindly foregone his train ticking weekend to join us in his local pubs. “Dire Straits is always the sign of a good pub” said Si,… Continue reading MORE TERRY JACKS
A night in (east) Dereham before a big day out with the Beer & Pubs Forum gang in Buxton; you need some practice sessions before hitting “the Brunx“. As you’ll remember, Dereham is the home of my Curry Chum Charles, who serves the every need of this little fella. An April Tuesday night in the… Continue reading CRAFT (UNION) HITS DEREHAM
November is the cruellest month for pub tickers. Only 30 days to visit pubs, dark by 4, discovering one in four Guide entries unexpectedly shut, and then on Saturday lunchtimes they’re often eerily quiet. But “Rejoice ! Rejoice !”, December brings with it hordes of once-a-year pubgoers, all queueing at the bar when only one… Continue reading BRING ON THE PART-TIME PUBBERS !