I was going to do an overnighter in the Isle of Wight this week and complete the GBG entries there, but; a) The Isle of Wight doesn’t actually exist, does it ? b) I couldn’t get up at 4am so I could catch the 9am Southsea hovercraft c) Honestly, have you ever suffered the Southern… Continue reading GBG20 – THE BIG SPREADSHEET ISSUE
I’m surprised to get the chance to re-enter the magical world of GBG2020, and with a delayed publication date of 29 October for the 2021 edition I could in theory make some progress with colouring in the Guide. But I can’t go inside pubs in Scotland and Wales yet, and I’m not convinced they want… Continue reading THE BEST LAID PLANS
Well, I’m up-to-date with the blog, for the first time in 37 years. Just in time for a trip to Newcastle tomorrow. So I can now give you my considered views on the new Good Beer Guide. 1. The micropub craze is dead. Only joking. Seven new ones in Tyne & Wear alone, nine in… Continue reading THE BIG STORIES IN THE NEW BEER GUIDE
Grief, I nearly forgot to jump on the bandwagon by doing a new Good Beer Guide post on official launch day, the nation’s second favourite after my birthday Ed Balls Day. First things first. Thanks to all the CAMRA volunteers who recommend and score pubs. They do a fantastic job. Ignore the naysayers who tell… Continue reading HAPPY NEW GOOD BEER GUIDE 2020 DAY !