Yes ! It’s a Heritage pub ! Just in case any of you are starting to feel sorry for me, fear not. I was loving this tour of dodgy cask pubs. The next one up is beautifully located an hour up narrow roads from Llandeilo Station. The Cennen Arms looks like a rural Welsh… Continue reading TRAPP-ED
Fifteen minutes (jay)walking later, Paul and I were at Bennets Bar, our second Edinburgh classic of the day. I’ll be honest. I know the capital has dozens of ornate bars; they’re beautifully detailed in the CAMRA Scottish Heritage Pub Guide I got Paul for a bargain £3 at the AGM. In general I care… Continue reading BENNETS BAR – NOT BAD, IS IT ?
Nice obscure Canadian post-rock reference there for Russ and any other Canucks reading this. We pick up the story as the train from Perth arrives at a Dundee station bursting with pre-AGM anticipation. I headed straight to Caird Hall to pick up my CAMRA Members’ Weekend goody bag, my first since the Isle of Man… Continue reading GOD SPEEDWELL YOU ! GREEN EMPEROR
The Crown came into view just as a light drizzle descended on Lime Street Station, overlooked but not overshadowed by the ongoing building works behind it. What a wonderful pub to step into on a drab Sunday morning. Inside, Stafford’s Paul Mudge seemed mildly surprised to see me nearly on time. He hadn’t even finished… Continue reading PAUL WEARS THE CROWN