I mentioned I had two pubs left to do in Norwich. Actually, only one, as a bit more detective work revealed that the Lord Rosebery was merely the newly ennobled but still wonderful Rosebery. So, just the Golden Star to visit and I could wobble back to Cambridge, hopefully remembering to change at Ely, as… Continue reading “YOU RECOMMEND ONE”
You’ll know that Norwich are doing some City of Beer thing this week because they shout about it a lot. Essentially a “my city’s got more pumps than yours” shout-out, to which Derby, Sheffield and (regrettably) Manchester respond like a seven year old child. Luckily Dick and Dave aren’t suckered in by this nonsense,… Continue reading MEETING THE CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENT LAGER IN NORWICH
Tuesday night I was in Deansgate, walking back from a magical Julia Jacklin gig at Gorilla (keg Beavertown) to the equally magical Trivelles Hotel (£32) in Salford. It is possible that none of those names will mean anything to you, but I do hope that you remedy the absence of Julia Jacklin’s music from your… Continue reading BREWDOG LIVES !
Mrs RM is choosing her trips out with me carefully at the moment; passing up the chance of a pub crawl round Leicester with old codgers (and Mudgie) but jumping at the chance of a day in Norwich. Fickle. Two new Beer Guide entries, neither of them micropubs, or Brewery Taps, or Ember Inns. What… Continue reading A SHOCK WINNER IN NORWICH
Richard Coldwell posed an excellent question on his Ouhouse blog the other week. “Why are only Derby, Norwich and Sheffield vying for the world’s best beer city“, referring to the editorial in the new Beer Guide. The answer may be simply because Mansfield, Stockport and Nuneaton are towns not cities. It might also because there’s more interest… Continue reading NORWICH – CITY OF BEER ?