CHICHESTER CAN’T SLOW DOWN

If you’ve been reading this blog in despair at the lack of genuine micropubs, fear not, your wait is nearly over. And the Hornet is a corker, joining Anchored in Worthing among my favoured real micros. Being a micro, it opens at 4pm, giving me 3 hours to kill in Chichester. I could have watched… Continue reading CHICHESTER CAN’T SLOW DOWN

A SLIEMA WANDERER

Duncan will know all about the strange allure of foreign football team names from your youth.  Jeunesse D’esche, Nancy, Grasshopper, Shepshed Charterhouse… I’d always wanted to visit the home of Sliema Wanderers, the biggest team in Malta back in the ’70s, and now home to most of the island’s “beer scene” according to local expert… Continue reading A SLIEMA WANDERER

SCARBOROUGH – MORE THAN A GIANT CHIP FACTORY

At some point everybody should spend a night in a Scarborough Guest House, as I did the other Tuesday. The Almar is a joy of a B & B, clean and cheery and with a feast of chocolate biscuits on the pillow when I arrived. Scrambled eggs and salmon for breakfast as well. It’s a… Continue reading SCARBOROUGH – MORE THAN A GIANT CHIP FACTORY