LONDON’S ANGEL OF COOL, CRAFT BEER

  Cool beer in London. Surely a parody account. My thoughts on London pubs are summed up in my suggested improvements to the GBG. Much too long, should just ask if we want London section scrapped and brewery section made with perforated edges @StymieSi @mackay_duncan https://t.co/XTAMfsrPaX — Martin Taylor (@NHS_Martin) September 16, 2017 That’s a… Continue reading LONDON’S ANGEL OF COOL, CRAFT BEER

BREATHLESS IN BETHESDA

Nearly all CAMRA branches have parts of the patch it’s difficult to get to.  Even in Stockport, actually getting to Wythenshawe in one piece has its challenges. Bethesda* on the “historic” A5, seemingly built personally by Thomas Telford, isn’t hard to get to, but Y Sior is an awfully steep climb from the High Street. Mrs… Continue reading BREATHLESS IN BETHESDA

CLASSIC BRISTOL PUB CATS IN THE LIME KILN

  Some decent pubs, great street art, and scary hills in Bristol on our trip.  But it was the casual dining that’s really impressed. After those Lebanese tapas and Bus burritos, we had some very cheap Vietnamese grub in Tuk Tuck. Getting lost in Leonard Lane on the way was a bonus. Never make Mrs RM walk… Continue reading CLASSIC BRISTOL PUB CATS IN THE LIME KILN

USING THE SPOONS APP IN TAUNTON

  Entertaining two teenagers in Taunton is one of life’s great challenges, somewhere alongside an appreciation of Donnington BB, or the removal of the breweries section of the GBG to make it less bulky. Last time out I found the award-winning Somerset museum closed on Sunday, now it was Monday in the school holidays. Luckily… Continue reading USING THE SPOONS APP IN TAUNTON

NO DAWDLING IN THE DALES

With “ambitious” accommodation costs and “challenging” bus timetables, the Yorkshire Dales contribute to making North Yorkshire one of the toughest chapters to complete in the whole GBG.  Even if you live there, like our hero Si. You need to see my trusty Philip Navigator to appreciate the emptiness of Nidderdale, with GBG enclaves at top (Aysgarth) and… Continue reading NO DAWDLING IN THE DALES