You may remember (you won’t) me mentioning the pubbing opportunities in Balderton, just south of Newark. and you may recall I mentioned a flippin’ micropub in the new village just across the A1 that we could have pre-emptively ticked that day if I’d bothered consulting What Pub. Well, Fernwood’s Brews Brothers was closed the first… Continue reading FERNWOOD’S KINDER COOKIE CUP – THE DISCOVERY OF 2022
BE BOLD, STOP IN BALDERTON
16th October 2022. I like to think of myself as an expert on the A1. OK, I can’t tell you what the road is made of (holes ?), but I know all the service stations and pubs from weekly trips from Huntingdon to Blyth and beyond. We’re just about to get a new services at… Continue reading BE BOLD, STOP IN BALDERTON
10pm, “TABLE TABLE”, NEWARK
I get to drink at some wonderful places and write about them on this blog; the King’s Head, Boar’s Head and North Riding are going to make June’s Pub of the Month selection as tough as the 1994 Matt le Tissier Goal of the Year contest. They were all overdue revisits, and finding new… Continue reading 10pm, “TABLE TABLE”, NEWARK
THE FULL SPOONS BLOW-OUT IN NEWARK
“Not another post from Newark !” I can hear Dick and Dave cry from 2,138 miles away. Well tough, Newark is full of good beer, cheer and isn’t very dear (that should get me a tenner from the Tourist Office). It’s so good we might end up living in our campervan on the free site… Continue reading THE FULL SPOONS BLOW-OUT IN NEWARK
ANCIENT & MODERN IN NEWARK
We spent Monday night in Newark in our campervan. “This is life, this is living”, as Allo Darlin’ once sang. I recently suggested that craft was never going to make it as far along the Trent as Newark and Lincoln, never mind Grimsby and Skegness. I was wrong. This is the sight that greets you… Continue reading ANCIENT & MODERN IN NEWARK
BLUE GRIM REAPERS, BLINDFOLDS AND BEST BITTER
It’s been a bad day for Mrs RM judging by the F and C words* flying about since 4am this morning. Some folk have been noticeably happier today, but that could equally be the birthday cake. To cheer her up we walked a mile in the rain to the Vaults in Newark, a Beer Guide… Continue reading BLUE GRIM REAPERS, BLINDFOLDS AND BEST BITTER
THE MYSTERIOUS PORTLAND BREWING CO.
Mrs RM bought the campervan she’s been eyeing for a year, so plans are being prepared for exciting trips to Anchor, Shropshire and the Belgian coast. Our first trip out was even more exciting, a night in Brownhills Motorhomes in Newark. There’s many worse places to be than Newark on a Saturday night, unless the town… Continue reading THE MYSTERIOUS PORTLAND BREWING CO.
VEGGING OUT IN NEWARK
A new development in Mrs RM’s plans (and presumably mine) this week, as she explored motorhome options in a Newark showroom. I’ve always wanted to live in a motorhome. We could base it midway between Preston and Stockport, perhaps in Skelmersdale. You haven’t experienced life till you’ve experienced Skem, and they’re bound to be the… Continue reading VEGGING OUT IN NEWARK