Now it’s officially out, I can applaud those new entries to the new GBG without risk of sanction of the CAMRA Curfew Enforcers (who have now been dispatched to Bristol to enforce Covid crimes like handpump counting). It’s always best to get Buckingamshire over and done with early on. There’s 73 Guide counties and I… Continue reading RED, GREEN, EMBER
More “recommended” pubs before the big launch of GBG21 on Thursday. I can’t wait. While you count down the hours, here’s a report from one of the UK’s richest cities. Honest, Milton Keynes is one of the great post-war British success stories, boosting replacement tyre sales by 33% in Buckinghamshire alone due to those roundabouts.… Continue reading SITTING AT THE BAR AGAIN IN BLETCHLEY
As mentioned already, GBG2019 sees Milton Keynes emerge as an unexpected winner. As many re-entries as total newbies, all making Si wish he was doing Bucks all over again. Mind, FOUR of those symbols are microbreweries, not pubs. If only MK CAMRA had given me a sneak preview of the GBG19 entries I’d have visited… Continue reading EMBER INNS IN MILTON KEYNES. NOT AS BAD AS YOU’D HOPED.
GBG launch day; no hard copy of the Beer Guide yet, but I raided the piggy bank (it’s actually that hedgehog Matt splatted at EOTR) for the £4.99 App version. A bit proud of myself for managing to do that. It was either download the app (as the kidz say) or spent another day mooching… Continue reading A BEER GUIDE HUNT IN MILTON KEYNES
A shameless current affairs reference as I can’t think of an MK pun. I could have lumped this next place on the end of my first post from The Keynes (as they call it in Wolverton), but I got distracted by Cook’s finale at the Oval. What a man. BrewDog deserve their own post. … Continue reading CALL OFF THE BREW DOGS
Three offensive items in the photo above. Can you name them ? (not Beer Moos). Yes, a (voluntary) trip to Milton Keynes, tantalisingly close to Leighton Buzzard, which I really ought to add to Pub Curmudgeon’s shortlist of best pubbing town. I’ve been relatively kind to MK over the years (see here) , despite… Continue reading NEW MOOS FROM MILTON KEYNES
Oh dear. It was all going so well. October has brought me a string of trips to interesting places (Levenshulme), quirky pubs (Levenshulme) and great beer (etc). So why did I have to go to the outer reaches of Milton Keynes on a wet Thursday and spoil it ? Because the Beer Guide demandeth… Continue reading HALLOWEEN – A NIGHTMARE IN MILTON KEYNES
I need a break from writing about keg Scandi-pubs, so here’s a quick immediate report from the Cask Mecca that is Milton Keynes. I’m always keen to do justice to our underrated towns, as long as they’re not Maidenhead. MK has the benefit of open spaces, canalside pubs and iconic sculpture, but the central shopping/business… Continue reading COME TO MILTON KEYNES