DOING THE 92 – PIGBAG, PARMOS AND PHIL STAMP

  Not a great programme from the collection, but a significant one. Before there was GBG ticking there was football ticking. I finished my pursuit of the 92 League Grounds on a crisp March Sunday afternoon at the Riverside. A first visit to Middlesbrough, which we immediately deduced was the Watford of the North, but… Continue reading DOING THE 92 – PIGBAG, PARMOS AND PHIL STAMP

WESTON BLACK CATS AND CULLOMPTON BLOWOUTS

18th January 2020 I’ve been uncharacteristically generous to my Sis on this trip, you might think, given the tiny lanes she directed me down in Cornwall (“Only following orders !”). But her pubby observations are highly valued, she doesn’t chat about the Love Island twins from Waterbeach, and when we had a tyre blow out… Continue reading WESTON BLACK CATS AND CULLOMPTON BLOWOUTS

NO DISPOSABLE CAMERA **** IN THE DARTON TAP

In case you’re alarmed, the **** is BRAP, whose Adventure rather ran to ground in the Darton Tap in January, when a lack of careful planning meant a trip to a South Yorkshire chemist as humiliating as the one taken by Suggs in “House of Fun”. The results were hilarious. In honour of that classic… Continue reading NO DISPOSABLE CAMERA **** IN THE DARTON TAP

PARKGATE – IT’S NOW OR NEVER

Plenty of notice for the Elvis night at the Fitzwilliam, anyway. Mind, you’re never more than 50 yards from an Elvis night in Rotherham. And increasingly, you’re never more than 237 yards from a new micropub. I almost did this one, round the corner from the Something Brew Inn… But my next GBG tick was… Continue reading PARKGATE – IT’S NOW OR NEVER

ALL BEER AND TABLE SKITTLES AT THE STUMBLE

Always draw them in to your blog with a Bass mirror. Even though they know there’s no chance of Draught Bass in a new micropub in Bradford-on-Avon. I arrived at the door at 7.01pm, fearing the micro worst. You know, high tables, hops and halting conversation. The Stumble is stunning. It actually looks like a… Continue reading ALL BEER AND TABLE SKITTLES AT THE STUMBLE