THE POMPEY PLUM PORTER MIRACLE

“It’s coming home, it’s coming. Football’s coming home” screamed the bare chested Pompey fans as I left the Fawcett Arms tonight, armed with huge Chinese meal for one from the Golden Horse and sixteen aspirin. Any sensible person would have popped in the Beer Guide pub (Lawrence Arms) or recent GBG entry while waiting for… Continue reading THE POMPEY PLUM PORTER MIRACLE

WHEN THE LEVY (CRAFT BEER FLOOD) BREAKS

Part 2 of last Friday’s Levy trail, as we “headz to Fred’s” (potential slogan there). Then we saw this; In years to come, future generations of pub tickers will debate, “JFK”-style, which of us actually suggested a detour from our CAMRA approved crawl to this unassuming backstreet Irish pub. “It’s a secret new craft bar” … Continue reading WHEN THE LEVY (CRAFT BEER FLOOD) BREAKS

A CLASSIC STEVENAGE ESTATE PUB

  I finally picked up a copy of Boak & Bailey’s 20th Century Pub in Heffers Cambridge on Sunday, displayed alongside another classic publication (which I can’t write about until the 14th). I’m a slow reader, so you may have to wait for anything approaching a review (see here and here for those). Already it’s… Continue reading A CLASSIC STEVENAGE ESTATE PUB