Odd tidy-up post, this, combining Preston, Penwortham and the Queen of Sydney. Quite a good day out from Eccles, five new GBG pubs including two I failed to pre-empt on the legendary Preston trip back in the heady days of August. I was a bit surprised to see Orchard enter the GBG mere days later,… Continue reading SEEING THE PRESTON
Don’t worry if you’re bored of Dundee, there’s Arbroath coming up next. But first, your authentic craft brewery tap with wall art and brewing vessels. On the wall outside 71 Brewing are a series of frescoes depicting BRAPA entering details for Tayside pubs into his GBG spreadsheet in 2237 AD. On the door it says… Continue reading GETTING MY JULIA JACKLIN FIX AT 71 BREWING
Day 3 of my 4 day Midlands tickathon ended in east Birmingham, with a gig, a pub and a Chinese takeaway. I know how to live. Cheapest room was in the Ibis Budget, that probably wanted more to park than to stay, so I dumped my Aygo in industrial Balsall Heath and walked. Just… Continue reading “WHAT’S BIRMINGHAM FAMOUS FOR ?” ASKS JULIA JACKLIN
A review of February, and a look ahead to matters of some import. I thought I might get up-to-date first, but daring Dorset and soaring Sussex trips mean I’m already 20 pubs behind, which means it’ll be April before you get to read about my (latest) Cheshire gastro horrors. Simon and Duncan have posted their… Continue reading FEBRUARY ’19 STOCKTAKE
On the Tuesday night I had a return trip to South London for Julia Jacklin‘s premiere of her magical new record near London Bridge, a handy place from which to finish off the London GBG entries. But life has other plans. Or in this case, Matt, who was desperate to see Silent Planet, the best… Continue reading JULIA JACKLIN v SILENT PLANET THROUGH THE ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL
Tuesday night I was in Deansgate, walking back from a magical Julia Jacklin gig at Gorilla (keg Beavertown) to the equally magical Trivelles Hotel (£32) in Salford. It is possible that none of those names will mean anything to you, but I do hope that you remedy the absence of Julia Jacklin’s music from your… Continue reading BREWDOG LIVES !
So my only beer at Latitude was Carlsberg, served in plastic cups. As I wrote, it was surprisingly tasty paired with herring. As I’m sure it is in all Wythenshawe boozers. You don’t go to music festivals for beer, but you might be surprised to know that the only beer visible at Latitude is… Continue reading LATITUDE – FLAT BEER, HIGH CULTURE, SIGRID