Mrs RM wanted a beer on the way home; she is SO demanding. So I took the high road, the M62, the highest motorway in England, and the views across to Halifax were glorious. Sadly, taking photos while driving remains an offence under UK law. A first visit to Elland (pop.11,676), the “spinster of Calderdale”… Continue reading ELLAND – BEYOND THE BARRICADES
On the way back from Rye with Paul we popped in two Sussex stragglers that reminded us how inconsistent “service” is in pubs these days. Three Legs beers were on the bar at the Ypres Castle, but you know how I love a brewery tap on an industrial estate. Their Tap is only open… Continue reading DEXY’S AFTERNOON JOGGERS
As mentioned already, GBG2019 sees Milton Keynes emerge as an unexpected winner. As many re-entries as total newbies, all making Si wish he was doing Bucks all over again. Mind, FOUR of those symbols are microbreweries, not pubs. If only MK CAMRA had given me a sneak preview of the GBG19 entries I’d have visited… Continue reading EMBER INNS IN MILTON KEYNES. NOT AS BAD AS YOU’D HOPED.
Back to Northallerton, and the Oddfellow’s Arms. Pleasingly, it didn’t scream “gastro“, but the sign saying “Lunch served 12-2” was even scarier. “We too late for food then ?” “I’ll see what we can rustle up” Now that’s service for you. Compare with this. Mrs RM asked for the strongest beer (they weren’t that strong,… Continue reading NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL SERVICE
You may have noticed I finished the Leicester post when the night was still young, leaving Mudgie and Mr Mudge to negotiate the joys of 2017 train services north via Birmingham. But Richard and I were staying over. And what’s more, “we’d paid £4.20 for a Bus Day Ticket and we’re gonna use it”, as… Continue reading retiredmartin ON DETENTION IN LEICESTER