HAIL THE MIGHTY SPARTANS

Some of you (all called Paul) have principles, and will be continuing their boycotts of Wetherspoons when pubs eventually re-open.  Even if it’s only Spoons that re-opens. I don’t have the luxury of principle; some of my remaining 400 ticks (probably 300 by the time Lockdown lifts) are Timbo emporia. Like the Wallaw in bucolic… Continue reading HAIL THE MIGHTY SPARTANS

ANARCHY IN TYNEMOUTH

One more on the coast with Electric Pics, who was obviously paying far more attention than I was to little things like details. Tynemouth certainly has a motley collection of pub names. Hugo’s @ The Coast The Cumberland Lola Jeans (a pre-emptive cert for Si) Barca Gibraltar Rock and of course our very next tick… Continue reading ANARCHY IN TYNEMOUTH

MAKING GBG HAY IN WHITLEY BAY

  Already half way through my eight Guide Tyneside ticks, and not a dud yet.  Time to “meet a local” who knows everything about Newcastle, and has the good fortune to drink at one of the best Draught Bass houses in the country. Electric Pics, who posts under the alias “Adrian” was responsible for this… Continue reading MAKING GBG HAY IN WHITLEY BAY

I WON’T BE BEATEN IN MONKSEATON

Heading off to the seaside now, without ever actually seeing it on the 20 minute metro meander round the coast. The revelation on the metro journey came late. “Next stop Tine-mouth” I’d always been told it was “Tin-muff” by those evil Geordies. I’d always also been told that railway stations were places you bought overpriced… Continue reading I WON’T BE BEATEN IN MONKSEATON

PALACES, PRODIGY, PUBMEISTER @ THE WYLAM TAP

  My last Newcastle pub for GBG19 was an exciting 45 minute 37 minute hike through the Ouseburn and Jesmond to Exhibition Park, hitherto unknown territory for me. Ouseburn, of course, went posh in the new millennium with the arrival of a children’s museum, craft beer in the Cluny and pashminas in the Free Trade.… Continue reading PALACES, PRODIGY, PUBMEISTER @ THE WYLAM TAP

TAPS ON THE TYNE, THEY’RE ALL MINE, ALL MINE

  From Masham, via Northallerton, to Darlington, retiredmartin on tour.  Unlike BRAPA, no T-Shirts or Official Soundtracks on sale. Even Mrs RM wouldn’t buy a shirt. Darlo is my accommodation choice. A lovely town, great train services, two new GBG pubs.  And cobbled streets like these where it’s completely safe to park my car for… Continue reading TAPS ON THE TYNE, THEY’RE ALL MINE, ALL MINE

DOES THE POSADA KEEP THE CROWN ?

I was going to mention my visit to the Crown Posada in the Newcastle posts, but they upset your Bass Loyalist with this tweet; And let it never darken our doorway again. 😄Always got some nice micro/local brews to enjoy though. — Crown Posada (@SJFCrownPosada) January 30, 2019 But there’s no point holding grudges, and… Continue reading DOES THE POSADA KEEP THE CROWN ?