Almost exactly a year ago, as I’m sure you’ll remember, I went walking in the Lakes with James during that odd period between July and October when we experienced freedom before November saw it snatched away. On that trip I managed a few GBG pubs in the foothills of Scafell, including Boot and Eskdale Green,… Continue reading WTF IS “NIGHT VISION” ?
I’ll take a short break from reviewing the best of the blogs to make some more progress on my own pre-Christmas trip. You can probably guess what highlights are still to come. A reminder of the Grand Tour. I was going to bring you a short report on GBG pub free Wigton but I… Continue reading A JENNINGS IN COCKERMOUTH
You left me in the toilets at the Fighting Cock, admiring the art work. The Green Devil was a bad idea, because you then lose rational thought and have to stop at every pub on the stagger back. Which is why it’s called a Stagger. Bradford sure looks good, if a bit quiet compared to… Continue reading PORK PIES AND INDIAN FOLK MUSIC
One commentor in particular on my blog has it in for those lovely Marstons people. I‘m quite happy for my beer to be produced in a giant beer factory in Wolverhampton, though actually their brands are still produced petty much where they always were. I’m also aware many folk don’t rate Marston’s dining pubs that… Continue reading A LITTLE HUG FOR NEWTON GRANGE
Not really of course. Trainspotting is, ahem, much too noble a pastime for the likes of me, but hopefully Tom will enjoy these pictures of noisy engines at Ramsbottom Station, where trains pretend to go to interesting places in Rossendale and Rochdale, ignoring the harsh reality that folk here really want to go to Accrington. Still,… Continue reading TRAINSPOTTING IN RAMSBOTTOM