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”

FRENZY IN NORTHAMPTON

Decades of dull but solid progress in Northampton, and suddenly it’s become a must-visit pub destination.  The Nuneaton of the civilised world, perhaps. Not since the County Ground stuck up Meccano stands and duckboards for “big” games, just before their move to Sickfields, have I seen such a building frenzy in the county town. First… Continue reading FRENZY IN NORTHAMPTON

NORTHAMPTON – BASIC PUBS, NOT A LOAD OF COBBLERS

I finished Northamptonshire’s Beer Guide entries on Saturday (technically Mrs RM did but I took the photos). It’s not that big an achievement for me, though Simon will find the logistics a bit tougher than Bedfordshire when he gets onto “N” in 2023. There are a number of remote pubs to the west, south of… Continue reading NORTHAMPTON – BASIC PUBS, NOT A LOAD OF COBBLERS