THE BUTCHER’S HOOK – NO MORE A THORNBURY IN MY SIDE

Mrs RM is winding down her IT gigs a bit so she can spend more time winding me up (joking, joking). On our first joint trip away in months we headed to Gloucestershire, coincidentally home to my final 4 Guide ticks in that intriguing county. Back in the Olden Days when people travelled to go… Continue reading THE BUTCHER’S HOOK – NO MORE A THORNBURY IN MY SIDE

WANSWELL – SALMON, SQUID RINGS & PHEASANT TAILS

15th January 2020 And so, it begins, five days in the South-West, whatever that is, on a road trip with my sister Julie. It’s not quite On The Road, but there is a high speed blow-out on the M5, fiddles and mind-altering quantities of Draught Bass. Just not at the same time. My niece Patricia… Continue reading WANSWELL – SALMON, SQUID RINGS & PHEASANT TAILS

A GOLDEN FINISH IN FISHPONDS

  And so to my final GBG pub in Gloucestershire.  103 Guide entries, 11 newbies this year, so actually not a lot of churn when you consider that tally includes Bristol, where you expect at least 11 new craft/tap/micros annually. I’d timed my trip to Snuffy Jacks to coincide with a rare Sharon Van Etten… Continue reading A GOLDEN FINISH IN FISHPONDS

TINY REBEL CITRA MILKSHAKE IPA IN THE VICTORIA

  You never want to end an evening on a sour note.  Having completed Bristol, and therefore Gloucestershire, I scoured What Pub for pre-emptive potential. Sadly, places called “Clifton Sausage”, “Amoeba” and “Illusions Magic Bar”  (honestly)offered little potential, so I did a revisit of the Victoria.  Yes, sometimes I go back to the same place… Continue reading TINY REBEL CITRA MILKSHAKE IPA IN THE VICTORIA