Before I catch up on last Sunday’s trip to Lancashire’s clubland, I thought you’d like to see some of my highly prized blog comments. Sadly, none of the comments are from Greenland, so my blog view map still looks a bit forlorn at the top (or bottom, if you’re reading in the South Pole). In… Continue reading (GBG) BAR LICKED IN BARNOLDSWICK
Tag: Hare & Hounds
“THE BASS IS DRINKING WELL”
Here’s how to get my attention; Well done, Hare & Hounds. Only back from the dead two months as a village-owned pubs and you’ve already got THREE posts out of me. Last month you tempted me back with a promise of Bass but it had sold out in two days to a pub full of… Continue reading “THE BASS IS DRINKING WELL”
TOM THE PUB RETURNS
Some people idolise brewers; with me it’s the guys and gals who get magic out of the pumps. Our own Andrew and Helen at The Sun, Jeff at the Ypres Castle, Terri and Jethro at the Blue, and the folk at Durham’s Station House and Stockport’s Petersgate Tap. Meet Tom the Pub, a Southern Cambridgeshire… Continue reading TOM THE PUB RETURNS
WILL MY AYGO MAKE IT TO WADSWORTH ?
23rd January 2020 Getting dark now. You have to be careful of Duncan when it gets dark. I dropped him off at Hullaballoo in Shipley and drove round the block while he asked if they had any Dire Straits themed beers, then set off for The Tricky One. Wadsworth’s Hare & Hounds didn’t open till… Continue reading WILL MY AYGO MAKE IT TO WADSWORTH ?
ADIEU, ADUR – AN OVERNIGHTER IN WORTHING
I’m nearly up to date on the blog now, just some South Coast sun, a campervan trip to Risby and then this weeks aggro in Alba (not really). This was my hit list for Sussex last week. In the future, there’ll be a museum of pub exploring, containing fragments like this, Duncan’s moth-eaten complete Beer Guide,… Continue reading ADIEU, ADUR – AN OVERNIGHTER IN WORTHING
BUT IS IT A PUB ?
I was delighted to read recently that the good landlords of Melsonby and Aigburth had randomly changed their opening hours to deny fellow GBG-completists Simon and Duncan the chance to finish North Yorkshire and Merseyside recently. They can see what a finished county looks like above; Lincolnshire looks splendid in pink. The Hare & Hounds… Continue reading BUT IS IT A PUB ?
IN THE LICKEY HILLS -CHIP TANKS AND EMBER GRANNIES
Back down to earth after Dulwich, with a night out in Worcestershire. This did give us the chance to visit some more exciting suburbs of south Birmingham, with Barnt Greens’s attractive roadworks meaning a half hour journey to a pub two miles off the M42. I know Mrs RM had been looking forward to a hike… Continue reading IN THE LICKEY HILLS -CHIP TANKS AND EMBER GRANNIES
HOPE FOR HARROW
Regular readers will know my opinions on the area known in the Beer Guide as North-West London, or “most of Middlesex” to you and me. Flat, intermittently interesting and short of great pubs (never mind beer), with a few exceptions. Back in the ’90s my job took me to such exotic locations as Eastcote, Neasden and… Continue reading HOPE FOR HARROW
I added a photo to my post on Chichester, seeking your views on faults in an unnamed rural pub. I enjoyed the responses on Twitter and the blog. First things first. The East Dean Ale & Cider House is beautifully situated in some of the best walking country in the south, and is a hardworking… Continue reading BARFLIES
THE FELTHAM HERITAGE TRAIL
No-one believes it, but I can get to Durham quicker (and cheaper mid-week) than West London’s suburbs. Three hours to Sunbury, but of course it’s worth it to see the UK’s fourth greatest city. I felt a bit cheated. Sunbury-on-Thames in the Beer Guide normally means this; A smart dining pub with riverside views and… Continue reading THE FELTHAM HERITAGE TRAIL