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

EPIC DRYANUARY FAILS AT THE FREE PRESS

Just tidying up some posts last night* I noticed my pub photos post lacked anything from Pints and Pubs, a heinous crime. P&P, as his mates call him, has produced the essential body of work on all the Cambridge pubs over the last year, finishing with the venerable Free Press.  So here’s a photo from… Continue reading EPIC DRYANUARY FAILS AT THE FREE PRESS

GONNA LIVE, ALUM ROCK

Today’s blog title comes to you (indirectly) courtesy of Dire Straits, a cult band from the early ’80s now ripe for re-evaluation, I feel*. One of the joys of Britainbeermat’s new blog lifeafterfootball839 is the way he delves into corners of east Brum most of us would rather not go. I have a suspicion that 839… Continue reading GONNA LIVE, ALUM ROCK

CHEESY CHIPS IN HIGH HEELED SHOES

I know some people think that travelling round the country on rickety trains (and increasingly rickety legs) is daft, when there’s such exciting beer close to home, but I care little for the beer.  If I didn’t follow the path of the Guide and locally “recommended” pubs, I’d never get to drink with real people… Continue reading CHEESY CHIPS IN HIGH HEELED SHOES