BACK WITH A BANG IN BARROW

2 nights in Barrow Wetherspoons in late September. Taking a risk, but the Furness Railway has spotless rooms and free Shrewsbury biscuits, so who’s winning? One new Guide pub I missed on my last visit, a traumatic Black Eye Friday when Ulverston lads woke me at 3am singing “Let it go”. Technically Hawcoats, properly posh… Continue reading BACK WITH A BANG IN BARROW

“A DREADED SUNNY DAY, SO I MEET YOU AT THE (YARMOUTH) CEMETRY GATES”

Sadly (for me, if not you) loads of Norfolk posts for the next week. If you like Norfolk you probably a) live in Islington and wear a pashmina or scarf or b) are confusing it with the Virginian one. Great Yarmouth isn’t really Norfolk, of course, anymore than Stockport is part of Manchester. I joined… Continue reading “A DREADED SUNNY DAY, SO I MEET YOU AT THE (YARMOUTH) CEMETRY GATES”

SANDWICH, SUNSETS, GREENE KING

Since I’m in Kent, here’s my last Guide 17 tick for the county, and look how lovely the GBG looks now against the backdrop of my Bristol Premier Inn. Whatever chaos is going on elsewhere in the Guide’s new entries (micros, social clubs and Spoons), you can always rely on Sandwich to come up with a proper pub.… Continue reading SANDWICH, SUNSETS, GREENE KING