BRANDON – POTA GIGANTE & ABBOT

Come on, what rhymes with Brandon ? Two pubs into the new Beer Guide, and already two of the best pubs in West Suffolk.  What’s going on ?  Perhaps this summer of soup was just a nightmare. Hands up who could place Brandon on the map.  Apart from Mudgie and Pubmeister. I bet even the… Continue reading BRANDON – POTA GIGANTE & ABBOT

MISSED PENALTIES & A RETURNED OTTER IN THE ISLE OF ELY

  By Saturday lunchtime I’d realised the postman wasn’t bringing my new Beer Guide, and as I’ve mentioned my nearest GBG18 tick was by now 210 minutes away in Wales. Sure, I could have finished Boak & Bailey’s 20th Century Pub, but I’d only been reading it for a year and you can’t rush a… Continue reading MISSED PENALTIES & A RETURNED OTTER IN THE ISLE OF ELY

MRS RM’S CAMPERVAN MANOEUVRES EARN A PROPER PUB REWARD

  I’ve only just noticed the tin cans in that sign.  They’re probably Adnams cans; you get a higher class of litter lout in West Suffolk. A rare trip without a Beer Guide tick, this was purely to give Mrs RM and myself some professional experience in maneuvering our campervan, with the objective of not… Continue reading MRS RM’S CAMPERVAN MANOEUVRES EARN A PROPER PUB REWARD

PULLING UP TREES IN WOLVES

With apologies to Eyemouth, Buntingford, Rye and Tonbridge (ah, Tonbridge), you’ll have to wait for your day in the retiredmartin sun.  I can’t find your photos on OneDrive.  The one from Tonbridge with Mrs RM and Paul Bailey doing karaoke in the Man of Kent is in there, somewhere. But the evidence from Wolverhampton last… Continue reading PULLING UP TREES IN WOLVES