THE GBG PILGRIM’S PROGRESS TO PAVENHAM

  “Oh deep joy, another Bedfordshire pub” said no-one ever. But this was my last one (see lovely pinked page 36 above) from a meagre four newbies, none of which will have BRAPA wishing he’d returned to Beds this year. But Pavenham has it’s merits.  A few miles north of the county town, in the… Continue reading THE GBG PILGRIM’S PROGRESS TO PAVENHAM

STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Sometimes I have to go to a plain pub with plain people in a plain village and give you nothing except the joy of knowing that I’m one tiny step closer to completing the Guide. But the real point of ticking is discovering or re-discovering the gems of the UK. Like Stotfold in beautiful Bedfordshire*.… Continue reading STOTFOLD – STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

FEBRUARY ’18 STOCKTAKE, MARCH PREVIEW

Well, what an exciting month.  I’m even up-to-date on the blog for the first time in 2 years, though there’s an exciting post on VAR to come. February saw a new country ticked, a trip to North London survived, some quality Draught Bass, a rare sighting of a sad Sunderland fan, and the conquering of… Continue reading FEBRUARY ’18 STOCKTAKE, MARCH PREVIEW