ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART I – ARCHITECTS

Last Saturday Mrs RM and I took Matt and mate to Alexander Palace for his first Big Metalcore Gig of the year.  Shamefully, I’m beating him to be the first to blog about/around it. No, I’d never heard of Architects either, at least before before Matt saw them at Nottingham Rock City last year.  It’s… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART I – ARCHITECTS

CASK FAILS & SCOTTISH BREAKFAST IN CLOVENFORDS

Those of you who are good at maths will have noticed that 3 pints were drunk in Spoons in Galashiels, which is both an endorsement of that fine establishment and an admission that careful planning can go awry. Mrs RM was beyond delighted to find that the giant Galashiels Tesco was open all day on… Continue reading CASK FAILS & SCOTTISH BREAKFAST IN CLOVENFORDS

KESSINGLAND – AN ANTIDOTE FOR SOUTHWOLD

  I’m enjoying Richard Coldwell’s series of posts on posh Suffolk at the moment, if only as a guide on how to avoid out-of-town Londoners. Richard has recently been braving Southwold , a place where pashminas are required dresswear to enter the pubs and sourdough shoppes, and where Yorkshiremen are heard to groan “‘Ow much !!!”.… Continue reading KESSINGLAND – AN ANTIDOTE FOR SOUTHWOLD

A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IN MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE

One of the highpoints of the Pub Ticker’s Year today.  The “pub” with opening hours set specifically to thwart your visit. Compared to the Well in Woodhouse, the  Rock & Roll Brew House I did last week is a doddle.  They’re both open a grand total of ten hours a week*, with the Well settling on; Thursday… Continue reading A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IN MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE

MORE MANCHESTER GBG MAGIC

  This years GBG is a curate’s egg.  Some places. including perhaps our greatest beer town, see a revolution as longstanding trad pubs get replaced by micros and brewery taps open barely a year into their life.  Other parts of the country, including much of central and North West London, see almost no change year on year. I’m not… Continue reading MORE MANCHESTER GBG MAGIC

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