LEAVING THE BIG ISSUE IN THE WELLINGTON

Still in Ilfracombe. The Quay was TOO busy; the Old Town deserted. Cheered, I bought Big Issue for £3, Jarvis Cocker making his 317th appearance on the cover of that highly readable paper. For the first time, closed shops and pubs outnumbered the open ones. A shame, as Fore Street is marvellous, and I’m sure… Continue reading LEAVING THE BIG ISSUE IN THE WELLINGTON

NORTHAM – BURNLEY TATTOOS IN DOOM BAR’S PREMIER STOCKIST

Have I shown you this OS extract before ? Very useful. Take a look at that built-up area between adorable Appledore and bucolic Bideford. That’s Northam. No, me neither, but there’s 7,489 souls here. That’s more than Waterbeach. Only one (very non-GBG) pub though. I make that one pub per 17 people but Russ will… Continue reading NORTHAM – BURNLEY TATTOOS IN DOOM BAR’S PREMIER STOCKIST

LLAMAS, LACINGS & LAZY DAYS IN LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD

Too far to travel for a new tick, that’ll have to wait till Tuesday in Cornwall, but I DID get Mrs RM to join me on a walk in hilly Cambridgeshire. Honest, hills. Well, close enough. This is the footpath from Spaldwick to Leighton Bromswold, perched on the eponymous high ridge which is a magnet… Continue reading LLAMAS, LACINGS & LAZY DAYS IN LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD

ST NEOTS, SINGLETS & THE SECRET DOOM BAR PUMP

So, you are no so much a “Beer Blogger”, but a “Pub Blogger”  So wrote a venerable CAMRA branch chairman (not THAT one) this week as we amiably discussed good pubs down south. “Pub Blogger” was written in the way you might write “Hull fan” or “Moth botherer”, I thought. It’s Life After Football’s fault.… Continue reading ST NEOTS, SINGLETS & THE SECRET DOOM BAR PUMP

BANBURY CROSS (AFTER A REPLAY DEFEAT)

We hired a skip today and cleared out the garage. It’s essential to keep our property clean so the rats don’t eat the Chinese takeaways I’m going to store in the freezer when Chung Hwa re-opens. That’s what counts as my excitement until tomorrow, when I get to drive somewhere very exciting for exercise. Probably… Continue reading BANBURY CROSS (AFTER A REPLAY DEFEAT)