FALLING INTO DARK TERRITORY

Yes, it’s the inadvisable stage of the Edinburgh Morning Crawl That Started Off As a Quiet Pint Before The Train. This one was my fault.  On Matthew L’s recommendation I’d popped in here on the Thursday night (which probably feels like 2013 to you by now after all these Scottish posts).  It was bustling and… Continue reading FALLING INTO DARK TERRITORY

BENNETS BAR – NOT BAD, IS IT ?

  Fifteen minutes (jay)walking later, Paul and I were at Bennets Bar, our second Edinburgh classic of the day. I’ll be honest. I know the capital has dozens of ornate bars; they’re beautifully detailed in the CAMRA Scottish Heritage Pub Guide I got Paul for a bargain £3 at the AGM. In general I care… Continue reading BENNETS BAR – NOT BAD, IS IT ?

BREAKFAST BEER IN THE ABBOTSFORD

On this blog it’s now Monday, sometime in early April, and I’d arranged to have a quiet pint in Edinburgh with the legend that is Stafford Paul before my convoluted return to Waterbeach (3 changes, £28). I had an hour before our 11am meet-up, and momentarily entertained a jog up Arthur’s Seat, but entertained myself… Continue reading BREAKFAST BEER IN THE ABBOTSFORD

CAMRA MEMBERS WEEKEND DUNDEE 2019 – IT BEGINS

Yes, post No.1 of x, where x = an unspecified amount. But there were 33 pubs visits over the five days of the CAMRA Big Weekender (a bit like Cream but with legal drugs or Glasto without pashminas), so be worried. A lesisurely train trip to Edinburgh to start, aided by a purchase at Ely… Continue reading CAMRA MEMBERS WEEKEND DUNDEE 2019 – IT BEGINS