KING OF THE MANOR (PARK) – MY FIRST E12 GBG TICK

All-day gigs test your patience, don’t they ? I managed the lovely Winnie Raedler and Stoner at the Roundhouse before deciding I needed a walk and a tick. Or two. Let’s finish East London, shall we ? Overground to Stratford, past the craft enclave of Hackney Wick, then underground to Leyton. The Hammers are playing… Continue reading KING OF THE MANOR (PARK) – MY FIRST E12 GBG TICK

“She’s down in the dumps, she lives on Holloway Road”

Decent WiFi in Dunkeld last night after a great haggis supper, so let’s crack on with my Friday night is music night trip to That There London. Just time before a remarkable gig by Amber Arcades at Oxford Circus to do my last two North London GBG20 ticks, which is paltry when you think about… Continue reading “She’s down in the dumps, she lives on Holloway Road”

THE BUCKINGHAM ARMS – A PASSPORT TO GBG IMMORTALITY

I’m meeting Simon in Belper on Saturday (#PrayForRetiredMartin), and no doubt we will reflect on recent pubbing experiences. Last time we met, down in Dorset, he’d just completed the Famous Five GBG ever-presents at Worth Matravers, treating it with his usual lack of reverence. It’s three years since I last did the FF, and I’d… Continue reading THE BUCKINGHAM ARMS – A PASSPORT TO GBG IMMORTALITY

WALKING DOWN THE KINGS(LAND) ROAD

STILL 90 minutes ’till my gig at the Shacklewell. I need a walk. Oooh.  Actually in Dalston, never really been here before. Walking the Kingsland Road.  Cue obscure 1979 Mod classic for BeerMat. I actually have that LP.  10p it cost me. More interestingly, here’s the screengrab from the Good Beer Guide app taken as… Continue reading WALKING DOWN THE KINGS(LAND) ROAD