ALL BUCKED UP – A TALE OF GBG COUNTY COMPLETION IN GREAT MISSENDEN

Right, time to finish Bucks. Only nine new entries out of fifty-four, par for the course, and the usual mix of gentrified dining pubs and gentrified dining pubs. Not the last one, though. The George Ale House in Great Missenden replaces the “Pub & Kitchen” Cross Keys in the GBG, and brings the first bit… Continue reading ALL BUCKED UP – A TALE OF GBG COUNTY COMPLETION IN GREAT MISSENDEN

THE NETHER STOWEY WHINGERS ANGLING CLUB

One last tick in That Somerset, making a late but probably futile bid for my Top 10 counties post, whenever that is. Ah, Never Stowey, handy for the Quantocks and Samuel Taylor Coleridge devotees. Whoever they are. A tidy village of 1,373 with a steep walk to the castle mound. The Long Buckby of the… Continue reading THE NETHER STOWEY WHINGERS ANGLING CLUB

“WE’RE THE WALTONS, WE’RE THE WALTONS OF SWING”

2nd February 2020 Now Walton gets interesting, a bit like The Waltons gets interesting when John-Boy joins CAMRA in the 3rd series (it’s on Netflix, check it out). Part II of my Elmbridge evening, rather more exciting than the first half as Dire Straits make their customary appearance. There are 1.2 million people in Surrey,… Continue reading “WE’RE THE WALTONS, WE’RE THE WALTONS OF SWING”