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

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

POLLY’S IN THE CITY OF DAN

No, not gollies, Polly’s. Still more fun from Coalville. Or nearby Whitwick, which you can walk from the Stamford (or run if you’ve just nicked Sod’s coat). The Three Horseshoes is another “A511 classic“, not quite as basic as the Stamford & Warrington, but still a culture shock for the American tourist acclimatised to our “Will… Continue reading POLLY’S IN THE CITY OF DAN

TOP 10 BASIC PUBS – THE STAMFORD & WARRINGTON HOTEL, COALVILLE

Well, I can wait no longer for BeerMat to claim the scoop.  Here’s the evidence that Coalville has one of the world’s great basic pubs.  And it may be on that silly National Heritage Inventory, but you’ve never heard of it (prove me wrong). I very nearly didn’t make it to meet BeerMat there at… Continue reading TOP 10 BASIC PUBS – THE STAMFORD & WARRINGTON HOTEL, COALVILLE