DERBY – 17 HAND PUMPS AND THE BEER’S STILL GOOD

  I’d been hoping for a Proper Night Out in Derby with Charles; the curry must be OK there. But it hasn’t happened and I need to finish Derbyshire off so I can start on the more challenging counties.  Like Fife. The Standing Order has been irritating me. I’m sure I’ve been to more Spoons… Continue reading DERBY – 17 HAND PUMPS AND THE BEER’S STILL GOOD

IN THE VALE OF THE WHITE HORSE

On the Sunday I picked up Sis from the pre-booked car park north of Bristol Temple Meads and headed home. “Anywhere you want to stop on the way” she said. Funny you should say that.  The social club at Stanford in the Vale has the sort of opening hours designed to annoy pub tickers, no… Continue reading IN THE VALE OF THE WHITE HORSE

ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR

Tricky one, this. The Connoisseur Ales Tap in St Helens prompted my post about opening times in the Good Beer Guide back in September. Back then I said “Now the Connoisseur can open whenever it likes, but having a place in the GBG open 11 out of 365 days is just daft. ”  And I… Continue reading ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR

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