COBBLERS

The great city of Leicester came to a standstill last night to cheer their East Midlands neighbours Northampton as they made an unlikely return to League 1 in front of 90,000 empty seats. They’re the ultimate yo-yo club, along with Luton. Some Leicesterians may even make a trip south to Sixfields on Saturday to enjoy… Continue reading COBBLERS

VANILLA ESPRESSO MARTINIS & MARSTON’S PEDIGREE IN A NORTHAMPTON ESTATE PUB

Mrs RM is on a long-term project in Northampton.  She feels your pain. I joined her at the Campanile Hotel on the edge of nowhere.  It has French pizza and (brewery unspecified) Boddingtons on keg, she tells me. Next door was a Harvester with a lone Doom Bar pump, which sounds appealing on a Monday… Continue reading VANILLA ESPRESSO MARTINIS & MARSTON’S PEDIGREE IN A NORTHAMPTON ESTATE PUB

Northampton Craft, from Klaipėda to Falmouth

  Don’t worry folks, it’s not a misguided attempt to enter the world of beer blogging, merely a travel recommendation for Mrs RM while she’s camped down in Northampton over the winter. I very kindly tested a couple more possible alternatives to the Spoons for Christine to trek to on the way back from the… Continue reading Northampton Craft, from Klaipėda to Falmouth

THESE SHOES WERE MADE FOR VISITING WORKING MENS CLUBS

Have you noticed how I’m only seen as a shadow approaching my prey in these photos.  Oooh, spooky. Onward to Northampton, where Mrs RM is doing a fine job of funding my beer trips, and without the extravagance young Simon is displaying.  Slumming it in a Doubletree indeed ! The exciting walk from (A) to… Continue reading THESE SHOES WERE MADE FOR VISITING WORKING MENS CLUBS

A PINT OF FOSTERS AT THE RIFLE DRUM

As we approach “Beery long read” day (I haven’t started yet), I give you yet another “Pubby short post“.  Nothing to match our favourite pubcrawler LadySinksTheBooze though. Kirsty’s tour of duty amongst the keg joys of Runcorn came to mind as we approached the Rifle Drum, the high point of our Northampton crawl. Back in… Continue reading A PINT OF FOSTERS AT THE RIFLE DRUM

ANNOYING THE BLACK PRINCE WITH “FIRESTARTER”

Via the Norton spare shop, our Beer & Pubs Forum headed onwards and sidewards to the Black Prince, sister pub to the Olde England. You may be able to tell the familial resemblance, though the Gents owed more to the Combermere. It’s a bit closer to town, on Northampton‘s equivalent of Cambridge’s Mill Road, and… Continue reading ANNOYING THE BLACK PRINCE WITH “FIRESTARTER”