ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR

Tricky one, this. The Connoisseur Ales Tap in St Helens prompted my post about opening times in the Good Beer Guide back in September. Back then I said “Now the Connoisseur can open whenever it likes, but having a place in the GBG open 11 out of 365 days is just daft. ”  And I… Continue reading ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR

ANNOYED RETIRED MARTIN – RETURN VISIT

  Those of you who enjoy the torment of us pub tickers finding pubs unexpectedly closed are going to love this. A successful (in ticking terms) couple of days in Wiltshire was to conclude with the attractive sounding Cross Keys in Corsley. Tucked safely away from the Killing Fields of Frome, albeit worryingly close to… Continue reading ANNOYED RETIRED MARTIN – RETURN VISIT

DON’T BOTHER TURNING UP WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

  After a recent audit, I find my most popular posts are (in no particular order) Those featuring pubs from places cruelly ignored by the rest of the blogging world (come in, Trafford) Posts featuring Pub Cats Descriptions of extreme hardship or disappointment encountered by myself. Here’s another from the third category, though Mentmore is also… Continue reading DON’T BOTHER TURNING UP WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

BEER HEADZ, BEES & WILBURYS IN GRANTHAM

An interesting but pointless debate about our dullest county yesterday.  The chap who rated Wiltshire below Bedfordshire is clearly the sort of troll this blog thrives on. Lincolnshire gets bad press from the bourgeois and beer bloggers alike, mainly because of being flat and having seaside resorts that prioritise fun over prosecco. Which reminds me… Continue reading BEER HEADZ, BEES & WILBURYS IN GRANTHAM