A PINT, A CURRY, “YMCA” – LEICESTER COMPLETE

Part 2 of our 2 part Leicester thriller starts with an amble across town to a small pub at the station. On the way I tried to persuade Charles into the Ale Wagon, but I’m afraid he’s a delicate flower and walked past. Now, a small (I assumed) pub at the station run by a… Continue reading A PINT, A CURRY, “YMCA” – LEICESTER COMPLETE

HEADLESS GORILLAS AND HIDDEN DOOMBAR IN GREAT GLEN

More Leicestershire thrills, as I make a first ever stop in Great Glen, named after the lesser known Sex Pistol or possibly the better known Squeeze(r). All of you know where Great Glen is, so I’ll spare you the map.  Just another stop off the A6 between Desborough and Leicester. Oh, go on then.  I’d… Continue reading HEADLESS GORILLAS AND HIDDEN DOOMBAR IN GREAT GLEN

retiredmartin ON DETENTION IN LEICESTER

  You may have noticed I finished the Leicester post when the night was still young, leaving Mudgie and Mr Mudge to negotiate the joys of 2017 train services north via Birmingham. But Richard and I were staying over.  And what’s more, “we’d paid £4.20 for a Bus Day Ticket and we’re gonna use it”, as… Continue reading retiredmartin ON DETENTION IN LEICESTER

LEICESTER PUB CRAWL – “Can one desire too much of a good thing ?”

Another Pub Blogger Crawl, another opportunity to whine about too many handpumps. A Tuesday in Leicester, comparing notes with Old Mudgie of Pub Curmudgeon fame, Richard of Beer Leeds fame, and Paul Mudge of Stafford, which is fame in itself. Historians may one day be interested in this annotated itinerary, and wonder about the deviations we made.  Thanks to… Continue reading LEICESTER PUB CRAWL – “Can one desire too much of a good thing ?”

IN PRAISE OF SHINJI OKAZAKI AND THE ALE WAGON

Leicester City’s Premiership is the most astonishing event in my lifetime, even surpassing Mrs RM’s two pints of Old Peculiar on twenty minutes for shock value. To win it by 10 points is beyond belief. Lots of evidence of last night’s euphoria in the town centre today, but no giant picture of their unsung hero. Shinji… Continue reading IN PRAISE OF SHINJI OKAZAKI AND THE ALE WAGON