CAT ADOPTION DRAMA IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE

A few short posts now, as anything over 300 words gets exhausting in this heat.  Please send your rain, Professor Pie-Tin. (NB: It came ten minutes after posting, in a deluge). Good question from Wickingman in the comments in the last post, asking which counties are most reliable for beer quality (at point of dispense,… Continue reading CAT ADOPTION DRAMA IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE

SINGING “COCKLES & MUSSELS, DOOM BAR NBSS 4.0, OH”

Premiership winning interlude over, back to the South coast. So you’ve heard about a “pub” that shuts on Saturday for private functions, and a craft beer bar with trestle tables and ’80s vinyl, what about Proper Pubs ? How about the Eclipse, which enchanted and disappointed a year ago ? That was on a midweek… Continue reading SINGING “COCKLES & MUSSELS, DOOM BAR NBSS 4.0, OH”

A WEARY WALK FROM WALTON-ON-THAMES TO THE WEIR

There’s a sort of GBG completists code of conduct, alluded to in Boak & Bailey’s article on Guide ticking weirdos in the new BEER. I hope you like the photo of me. Mainly, Duncan will alert Simon and myself to a micro pub that changed (reduced) its opening hours, or an impending local festival at… Continue reading A WEARY WALK FROM WALTON-ON-THAMES TO THE WEIR

CHEESY CHIPS IN HIGH HEELED SHOES

I know some people think that travelling round the country on rickety trains (and increasingly rickety legs) is daft, when there’s such exciting beer close to home, but I care little for the beer.  If I didn’t follow the path of the Guide and locally “recommended” pubs, I’d never get to drink with real people… Continue reading CHEESY CHIPS IN HIGH HEELED SHOES

USING THE SPOONS APP IN TAUNTON

  Entertaining two teenagers in Taunton is one of life’s great challenges, somewhere alongside an appreciation of Donnington BB, or the removal of the breweries section of the GBG to make it less bulky. Last time out I found the award-winning Somerset museum closed on Sunday, now it was Monday in the school holidays. Luckily… Continue reading USING THE SPOONS APP IN TAUNTON

LITTLEPORT – BEER FIT FOR BEER BATTER

I hope some of you (OK, Quosh) will appreciate the art in my leading image today.  I had to wait nearly seven minutes for the boat to add some weight to that delightful image of England’s favourite beer (although probably I like Plum Porter more than all the Doom Bar lovers put together). A walk in… Continue reading LITTLEPORT – BEER FIT FOR BEER BATTER