“HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE CHEESE ? CHEESE IS LIFE “. PUB PHILOSOPHY AT BRIDPORT’S TIGER

Our stroll along Bridport‘s main drag presented a mixed town with some oddly priced reading matter. There’s a good string of pubs, not all of them Palmers either. Next stop for us was the Greyhound. I assume we won’t see many Spoons in towns smaller than this in the future, so they are to be… Continue reading “HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE CHEESE ? CHEESE IS LIFE “. PUB PHILOSOPHY AT BRIDPORT’S TIGER

BEER & FOOD MATCHING – PALMERS 200 & LADY BOBWOMBLE’S BROWNIES

I can put it off no longer.  After what seems like tmonths of build-up and multiple diversionary tactics, here’s Bridport. Part I, anyway. I’ve been wanting to visit the town properly for two decades, with a sole flying visit in 1995 now long forgotten. That means Stranraer is newly top of my “To See” list;… Continue reading BEER & FOOD MATCHING – PALMERS 200 & LADY BOBWOMBLE’S BROWNIES

OUR FORTUNES SWELL IN FORTUNESWELL

  I can’t say I’m surprised how basic the Portland pubs are; neighbouring Weymouth is also a haven for lovers of unreconstructed boozers. Those in Portland seem to rotate their Guide places, so we get a second GBG newbie, and folk saying “Why didn’t you go in the Royal/Britannia/Add Your Choice ?”. Everyone must be… Continue reading OUR FORTUNES SWELL IN FORTUNESWELL

PORTLAND SOCIAL CLUB – THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM

Our Sunday entertainment concluded on the sceptered Isle of Portland, a 90 minute walk from the Wyke Smuggler.  It would have been an hour if we’d stuck to the path, rather than the sand and pebbles, but where’s the fun in that ? Here’s a delightful bit of OS map.  Note how the straight lines… Continue reading PORTLAND SOCIAL CLUB – THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM