A bonus post for pub tickers sworn to the rules of GBG completion. “Never shalt ye returneth to a pub once cask hath been drank and pink marker applied“. But if I’d gone straight back to the campervan I’d have had to talk about politics or conservatories with Mrs RM, and the Germans were… Continue reading NEVER GO BACK TO THE SAME PUB. UNLESS IT’S GOT BASS ON.
We arrived in Dumfries after a lunch of pastries and painstakingly looked for somewhere to park our campervan for zero pounds, which isn’t a big budget. Luckily the council free car park along the old dock had a space just big enough, and no height barrier to smash into. Result. Dumfries has been high… Continue reading DUMFRIES, DYLAN, DRAUGHT BASS
We’re staying wild in Conwy tonight in our campervan. The Americans we met tonight call it “Boondogging“, which sounds like a cross between something unmentionable and a Marston’s beer. What a gorgeous place this is, particularly when you’re not paying £80 a night to stay here. Down by the quayside, one pub was taking most… Continue reading CONWY COINS IT
This post title only works if the locals really do pronounce it CRY-ch, of course. Crich is the first place out of Derby or Nottingham where you’re really aware of the Peak. Their transport Museum makes a useful place to entertain toddlers who are young enough to be fobbed off with brightly coloured trams,… Continue reading SCRATCHING A BASS ITCH IN CRICH
I don’t care what anyone says, nothing is better looking* than a pint of Draught Bass. Mind you, the views from outside the Mitre Hotel in central Manchester aren’t far behind. Sadly the WiFi in the Mitre is, to say the least, disappointing. The Red Lion in Newborough is a short hop from the Real,… Continue reading STAFFORDSHIRE DOES BASS BEST
Coming almost up to date with this weekend’s (26-27/1/18) trip to Stockport, surely the Vegas of Cheshire. No football, but Manchester Beer Fest, a crawl round Levenshulme and a Bass challenge on the “To Do” list. Trivelles Mayfair is the unlikely name of my regular hotel for trips into Manchester*, ideally placed for trains… Continue reading “BLESSINGS ON YOUR TAP, YOU SERVE GOOD BASS”
Say what you like about Stoke; they know how to get a basic Bass pub in the Guide. But the Olde Bull & Bush is a new one on me, though the Chinese takeaway looks vaguely familiar. Reassuringly, someone else has a pint of Bass in front of them, so mine won’t be the first… Continue reading MORE STOKE LEGENDS