LITTLE THETFORD – (REPLACEMENT) HIPS DON’T LIE

March 2020 Day 2 of the “World Without Pubs“, and the latest in my series of increasingly desperate attempts to sell the Fens to you as a holiday destination, should you ever be allowed to leave Paisley or Maidstone or Bridgend. If you’d assumed Little Thetford was next to normal Thetford on the A11 to… Continue reading LITTLE THETFORD – (REPLACEMENT) HIPS DON’T LIE

MISSED PENALTIES & A RETURNED OTTER IN THE ISLE OF ELY

  By Saturday lunchtime I’d realised the postman wasn’t bringing my new Beer Guide, and as I’ve mentioned my nearest GBG18 tick was by now 210 minutes away in Wales. Sure, I could have finished Boak & Bailey’s 20th Century Pub, but I’d only been reading it for a year and you can’t rush a… Continue reading MISSED PENALTIES & A RETURNED OTTER IN THE ISLE OF ELY

ADVISING THE REVEREND AT ELY MINSTER

After a disappointing Landlord in Little Downham on Tuesday, I thought I might as well stop and enjoy the downpour in Ely before getting squashed against bikes on the train home. Ely Cathedral really is a wonder now they’ve taken the scaffolding off and put live ammunition in the cannon. As Paul Bailey wrote when… Continue reading ADVISING THE REVEREND AT ELY MINSTER