CHAUFFEUR TO THE STARS

“Greater love hath no man than this; that he would give up his own ticking time to drive his friends around the pubs of the western Home Counties” At least “psychological support“* was provided as the trips came dangerously close to both Aylesbury and Maidenhead. Another tremendous day for being retired. This was the view… Continue reading CHAUFFEUR TO THE STARS

WINNERS & LOSERS IN THE NEW GOOD BEER GUIDE

The first Good Beer Guide post-Roger* is with us, and a thing of beauty it remains. Until it’s been battered by being dropped, splattered in Chinese takeaway, and generally mistreated so the pages start falling out somewhere in Ilkeston. Before I start, thanks to all the CAMRA volunteers who do the dirty and unheralded work… Continue reading WINNERS & LOSERS IN THE NEW GOOD BEER GUIDE

GOOD BEER GUIDE ’19 – THE TICKING AND THE DAMAGE DONE

Sorry. In a Neil Young mood. Harvest time in England, and this Old Man is preparing to reap the Beer Guide for ticks. I’ve just completed my GBG cross-checking to establish which pubs in the 2019 Guide I’ve already done, and how many I’ll need to do to make progress in the next 12 months. … Continue reading GOOD BEER GUIDE ’19 – THE TICKING AND THE DAMAGE DONE

GOOD BEER GUIDE STOCKTAKE – CALM BEFORE THE STORM

“Show us yer spreadsheets” demands reader Mr D Mackay of Paisley, Renfrewshire.  You may recall that Pubmeister is the chap who has nowhere to go now he’s finished the Guide (several times), and is resigned to photographing plastic phalluses in South Shields and setting up a nudist colony on a remote Scottish island. Anyway, here’s… Continue reading GOOD BEER GUIDE STOCKTAKE – CALM BEFORE THE STORM

STUFFED GEESE, FLUFFY OWLETS & PICKLED SIMONS – BRAPA IN CAMBS PART II

I can’t believe I haven’t brought these highlights from “BRAPA in Cambs” (better than “The Who Live in Leeds”) to you yet; blame Dick and Dave.  Probably. You left Simon and me at the Green Man in Thriplow.  That was a whole 3 weeks ago now.  In 3 weeks time England will be out of… Continue reading STUFFED GEESE, FLUFFY OWLETS & PICKLED SIMONS – BRAPA IN CAMBS PART II