Evocative names, and some classic looking bars like the Auld Motor Hoose in Kirkwall. It’s quite possible I could do the Five (FIVE !) Kirkwall ticks within 0.3 mils walk in an hour, you know. This will be one of the easiest GBG pub crawls in the whole Guide. Got to get there first. Wick… Continue reading THOSE FATEFUL FINAL NINE (9)
I’ve had a few draft posts in my “draft” (or is it draught ?) folder on Word Press for a while. NOW is the time to share them with you. Pubmeister beat me by a mere 3 months. And the theme for GBG 22 is; 1) Name changes Loads of pubs like to keep tickers… Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – The three (3) months late Good Beer Guide highlights post
Now I’m (nearly) up-to-date on the blog, I thought you’d like some spreadsheets. “About time” says Duncan. When I finally received my shiny new GBG in November I wrote that I’d need to visit 581 pubs in the next year to finish the Guide and join the immortals (well, Duncan). Actually, it was 582, after… Continue reading A STRATEGY TO COMPLETE GBG22
I promised you (well, US Dave), the results of my cross-checking the new Good Beer Guide tonight, so here it is. THE SCORE Having marked in pink all the 4,508 entries in GBG22 that I’ve already done, like this; I calculate I’d visited 3,927 pubs by the time the new GBG “landed” (ugh). That’s 87.1%,… Continue reading “I’ve seen the cross-ticking and the damage done, a loss of 195 pubs on GBG21. Gone, gone..”
Call off the search; it’s arrived. See the excitement on Baa Baa’s little face. I hope he’s rested and ready to start the Big Pink, which you always thought was an album by The Band. My first tick in the new Guide, prompted by whippet from a PO Box in Newmarket, came in Rugby. It… Continue reading AND SO IT BEGINS….MY FIRST GBG22 TICK, IN RUGBY
It’s the most wonderful day of the year* , the day the Good Beer Guide brings joy to 4,500 publicans and joy (and agony) to the hardy band of folk who attempt to visit all the pubs in the Guide. Back in the dark days of the second (or was it third ?) Lockdown there… Continue reading WELCOME TO THE GOOD BEER GUIDE 2022 – A TRIUMPH IN ADVERSITY
Yes, there’s going to be a slimline Good Beer Guide 2022. We’ll (we are all CAMRA) use “best endeavours” to identify 3,600 pubs that are actually open and serving cask, and use a late October launch to promote pubs and real ale, and bring a bit of cash into CAMRA coffers. It’s all kicking off… Continue reading GBG 22 – IT’S HAPPENING !