MORE PEOPLE HAVE STOOD ON THE MOON THAN HAVE TICKED BEDFORDSHIRE

And I can tell you as one of them, completing Beds is MUCH tougher. 13th-15th January 2023. A long weekend in Waterbeach, with 3 days to crack Bedfordshire’s four GBG newbies*. Thrilling. Despite nearly catching up on the blog (take that, BRAPA !), I’m giving you four pubs in one today. Because Beds is Boring.… Continue reading MORE PEOPLE HAVE STOOD ON THE MOON THAN HAVE TICKED BEDFORDSHIRE

“OPENING EARLY ON 19 SEPTEMBER FOR ALL YOUR FUNERAL WATCHING NEEDS”

19th September 2022. While I was in the Blue I had a look at what the other Cambridge pubs were doing on funeral day. Well, that’s clear. BRAPA noted two pubs in the same village, one “closed as a mark of respect“, the next “open as a mark of respect“. The concept of “respect” is… Continue reading “OPENING EARLY ON 19 SEPTEMBER FOR ALL YOUR FUNERAL WATCHING NEEDS”

SERVICE AT THE HATCH

Pub Curmudgeon has recently written how Covid safe pubs can seem very welcoming, or otherwise, on their return. “And customers will remember where they were welcomed, and where they were treated like something the cat dragged in“. My particular bugbear is the blanket exclusion of drinkers from the pub itself, seen in a significant minority… Continue reading SERVICE AT THE HATCH