TAKING PRIDE IN HAYLING ISLAND

This blog is proudly a WAGathaChristie free zone. Into Hampshire, and time for some Navigator. Yes, I’d been to Hayling Island before, apparently, but remembered nothing at all about it bar Mrs RM recounting happy family holidays with an Aunt (probably) and a bucket and spade (definitely). We were easily pleased in the ’70s. Hayling… Continue reading TAKING PRIDE IN HAYLING ISLAND

YOU’LL NEVER GET BORED IN CHANDLER’S FORD

“I’ve been to Paradise, but I’ve never been to Chandlers Ford” sang Charlene in 1982. But could you tell the difference ? And what’s paradise if it’s not completing the Hampshire section of the GBG ? My first Guide pub in what I’d always assume was a suburb of Eastleigh. The shopping centre reminds me… Continue reading YOU’LL NEVER GET BORED IN CHANDLER’S FORD

TONY HADLEY IPA – “YOU ARE BRONZE, BRONZE…”

  Yes, I really aim to draw you in a post with a Spandau Ballet pun.  It’s that bad. Next up was Swanwick’s Elm Tree. in the Neverlands between Southampton and Portsmouth. Loads going on here just off the M27, with Air Traffic Control, Beacon Bottom and the mysterious “Balancing Pond“. That Ember Inn (top)… Continue reading TONY HADLEY IPA – “YOU ARE BRONZE, BRONZE…”

LURED IN BY SOUTHAMPTON SPOONS. AND CRAFT.

  Completing the Good Beer Guide requires professionalism and an ability not to be swayed by temptations outside the True Path.  Just ask Pubmeister. So no Beer Festivals, no Proper Pub crawls round places you’ve done before, and definitely no bottles of DIPA at home.  And pre-emptive ticks only if their presence in the next… Continue reading LURED IN BY SOUTHAMPTON SPOONS. AND CRAFT.