MY HEREFORDSHIRE GBG COMPLETION IS IN THE BALANCE. LUSTIN’ AFTER LUSTON

I know that some of you, fellow completists perhaps, can’t get enough of these little pinked in Beer Guide extracts, and neither can Mrs RM who’s determined to get me round the remote corners of the UK. I know this because the landlady tells me at length about the challenges of running a rural pub,… Continue reading MY HEREFORDSHIRE GBG COMPLETION IS IN THE BALANCE. LUSTIN’ AFTER LUSTON

AVOIDING THE EURO SEMI-FINAL ON THE WELSH BORDER

According to official figures, over half the population DIDN’T watch the England matches, and you know I always take the majority view. Our Wednesday night stop at the Lower House (there’s only a lower, middle and upper) in Huntington was actually back over the border from Gladestry, in the area known as “Scary Herefordshire” i.e.… Continue reading AVOIDING THE EURO SEMI-FINAL ON THE WELSH BORDER

GIN, PUDDLES & PITCHFORKS AT CRADLEY BROOK

This was a tough one to write.  My personal Hippocratic oath is always to tell the truth about pubs and beer, even if it means that the local CAMRA branch don’t tell me the GBG2020 entries in advance.  Your pubby health is my No.1 concern. But I’m bound to upset folk with this short report… Continue reading GIN, PUDDLES & PITCHFORKS AT CRADLEY BROOK

A LATE LUNCH IN LEOMINSTER

BLOGGERS TIP: Never pass up the opportunity for alliteration, even when you’ve no actual pub to write about. Having failed to decide on lunch in Monkland (the Cheesesplaining incident), we stopped off at Leominster (NOTE : NOT pronounced Leo’s minster). past the point of caring about food provenance at 3pm. Leominster suffers a bit against… Continue reading A LATE LUNCH IN LEOMINSTER