A great night came to an unexpectedly brilliant end at the Chapel House in Lower Gornal. I’ve marked the Beacon Hotel for you below as well, to help you get your bostin’ bearings. When I started GBG pubbing, the Gornals were one of the “must visits” areas in the UK. Eight Guide pubs, including the… Continue reading THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
THAT is the question. Last post from Cardiff, on the first Friday I’ve had there in decades. Quite quiet, I thought. Perhaps they were all watching the egg-chasers at the Arms Park. The City Arms is always packed though, isn’t it ? Actually I couldn’t remember it at all, even though it’s the… Continue reading IS IT WORTH SUFFERING “SUMMER OF 69” FOR A £1.93 PINT OF BRAINS ?
A last pub in Bristol for Monday night, leaving an irritating loner a couple of miles to the north-east to do (Duncan will have been there before breakfast). The Crofters Rights (YOU argue about apostrophes) is an entertaining walk to Stokes Croft, the east Berlin of the West Country. It’s good to see the Hillgrove… Continue reading BIG STINK MUSIC NIGHT IN BRISTOL
More bargain music from folk not recycling their past glories on Wednesday night, and a rare London gig that isn’t in Hackney. I even got Mrs RM to accompany me to see Laura J Martin, whose genius is well suited to intimate venues like The Harrison, five minutes from Kings Cross station. The offer of… Continue reading LAURA J MARTIN @ THE HARRISON, KING’S CROSS