“The Doom Bar has replaced the Bass”

Blimey ! More pictures of beer as my blog header, what’s going wrong. Back to Rushcliffe (aka Kenneth Clarke country) for a second tick. I’m really speeding up now. East Leake is neighbours with Gotham, Zouch, Bunny, Sutton “Chris” Bonnington and the ultra-mysterious West Leake. Sadly, it was raining intermittently, despite my presence, and the… Continue reading “The Doom Bar has replaced the Bass”

BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GO TO CORNWALL AND NOT DRINK DOOM BAR

Yes, just like visiting the Cotswolds and NOT slagging off Donnington BB, or staying in Burton and NOT downing a gallon of Carling, you MUST sample Doom Bar in its spiritual home. So I did, leaving Mrs RM to her crochet or whatever women do when left to their own devices. Only 14 minutes to… Continue reading BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GO TO CORNWALL AND NOT DRINK DOOM BAR

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