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

HUMOUR, HOMEBREW AND DROPPED “m”s IN CLAYBROOKE MAGNA

  I really liked the Pig in Uck in Claybrooke Agna, It’s typical of the jolly, unpretentious allrounders you get on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border, a sub-category of boozer to be given protected status by the EU (oh). I tipped up just before 2pm, starving, and fell on their mercy to feed a famished Fenboy. Folk… Continue reading HUMOUR, HOMEBREW AND DROPPED “m”s IN CLAYBROOKE MAGNA

PIPE CLEANING IN THE VALE OF BELVOIR

Worryingly, it’s now Saturday and I’m giving you diary entries from Tuesday. Poor, poor blogging form. The only answer is four posts a day (or to stop visiting pubs, I guess). I’d like to give you some action photos from my Huddersfield Guest House/pub, where on the Monday I failed to make an early night… Continue reading PIPE CLEANING IN THE VALE OF BELVOIR

PUTTING ZIP IN THE LACINGS IN ASHBY-DE-LA ZOUCH

Stick in there, some Draught Bass coming up soon. But first, a rare trip to the hitherto near GBG-free zone of Ashby De La Zouch, a town named after Brian De La Zouch, one of several top footballers (see also : Petrescu, Bart-Williams, Clarkson) who’ve frequented the area in search of “fun”. Talking of football,… Continue reading PUTTING ZIP IN THE LACINGS IN ASHBY-DE-LA ZOUCH