SCHOOL’S OUT IN WHEATHAMPSTEAD

Hoorah !  for pre-emptive micro pub ticks in rural Hertfordshire ! Hoorah ! for completely inappropriate pictures of Ullage in church graveyards ! And Hoorah ! for places like the Reading Room which serve proper pub food like scotch eggs with posh piccalilli and chocolate cake (Spoiler: We had neither). Pubmeister seems to have a… Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT IN WHEATHAMPSTEAD

ST ALBANS PART II – MERMAIDS, MURK, MERRINESS

  Part II of Bonfire Night In St Albans, with some real pyromania to come.  I’ll be honest and say I didn’t enjoy this trip as much as “Lemonade with Simey“, and that’s got nothing to do with the company (though I did miss Mudgie). But Simon sneaks his own food into pubs, you know.… Continue reading ST ALBANS PART II – MERMAIDS, MURK, MERRINESS

HEART OF GLASS (OF ALE) – PUB TICKER ACTION MAN IN MARKYATE

There’s been a host of horrors for GBG completists in this year’s Guide. Brewery taps only open 11 days a year, Cricket clubs open for 8pm till midnight on Fridays, and the usual motley collection of micro pubs that open when they feel like it. What would greet me at my penultimate Herts tick in… Continue reading HEART OF GLASS (OF ALE) – PUB TICKER ACTION MAN IN MARKYATE