LESSONS IN WHAT’S SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE, IN WAREHAM

If you’re not drinking yourself, one of the great pleasures in life is taking a progressively more drunken human being round pubs, while you observe their behaviour for your own voyeuristic blog. Normally that means BRAPA, but on Saturday I had the joy of watching Mrs RM drink strong beer in GBG entries. The film… Continue reading LESSONS IN WHAT’S SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE, IN WAREHAM

A FAREWELL TO KINGS (HEAD, WILBURTON)

March 2020 Day 3 of The Distancing. As part of my public service responsibility I’ve created a hand-washing guide you can use to the accompaniment of Julia Jacklin‘s paean to avoiding bodily contact. Go to https://washyourlyrics.com/ if you’d rather wash to “Aqualung” or “God Save The Queen” or “Subterranean Homesick Blues“. The blog is just… Continue reading A FAREWELL TO KINGS (HEAD, WILBURTON)

TAKING A BITE OUT OF WIGHT

This pub blogging business is very competitive. Having lost out on the Pipers sponsorship deal to that Bailey fellow (I’m not bitter Paul, but watch your back), I’m exploring other monetisation opportunities. The Tripe Society offered me 0.0257p each time I mention chitterlings, for example, and Maidenhead‘s MP has offered me a quid each time… Continue reading TAKING A BITE OUT OF WIGHT

STAMFORD – ANOTHER NBSS 4.5 !!!!!

Beer festivals aren’t killing pubs, Richard, it’s evil CAMRA members who do visit pubs but don’t put NBSS scores into What Pub (guilty), thereby devaluing the whole Beer Guide selection process and the promotion of quality over quantity.  That and beer festivals. I’ve just submitted my score for the Tiny Rebel Beat Box at the King’s Head… Continue reading STAMFORD – ANOTHER NBSS 4.5 !!!!!

IN THE VALE OF MOWBRAY

I’ve had a good response to my hand-coloured maps (thanks Duncan) so here’s another one, with bonus shadow. This is a stretch of the Vale of Mowbray, named after the Boro’s robust captain from the late ’80s, whose promotion winning tackle was (probably) made in Burslem. At the top you can see Hutton Rudby, suffering from… Continue reading IN THE VALE OF MOWBRAY