WARNING : Contains yet more of me wittering on about THAT day. 10th September 2022. A momentous day that your grandchildren will surely be taught about alongside 13/05/12, 04/07/20 , 00/00/00 and 22/12/64. The day Retired Martin completed the Good Beer Guide. In 1966, England won the World Cup. A year later the Scots became… Continue reading A NERVOUS WAIT FOR THE FERRY FROM TINGWALL
PRE-EMPTIVE TICKS IN KIRKWALL. DOES A SINGLE MALT COUNT ?
Five Kirkwall GBG pubs ticked, and it’s only 7pm as we enter what professionals call “Pre-emptive time”. This is where CAMRA comes in, What Pub providing a list to all the cask outlets in Kirkwall, the closest of which attempts to bewilder us with its pointy arrows. The Neuk was closed, the Bothy Bar was… Continue reading PRE-EMPTIVE TICKS IN KIRKWALL. DOES A SINGLE MALT COUNT ?
THE AULD MOTOR HOOSE
9th September 2022. One more Beer Guide pub in Kirkwall, the penultimate tick in the whole GBG. Back to the Auld Motor Hoose, with this classic car seeming to guide us through the quaint shopping streets on our way. A plain exterior greets you, but the interior is a motor-themed marvel, particularly for fans of… Continue reading THE AULD MOTOR HOOSE
Despite Garth Brooks, the St. Ola in Kirkwall was a classic
9th September 2022. We’d ticked three of the Kirkwall Five, and our research confirmed the Auld Motor Hoose wasn’t closing any time soon, so let’s Do the Ola (a popular dance move in 1950s Orkney). The beer in St Ola wasn’t the best of the night (but still a cool NBSS 3), but I’ve rarely… Continue reading Despite Garth Brooks, the St. Ola in Kirkwall was a classic
A SCAPA SPECIAL
9th September 2022 (still, obviously) The big night in Kirkwall, the day before the completion of the Good Beer Guide (what could possibly go wrong now ?). The Auld Motor Hoose left till later, the Ayre ticked with a half of foam, we now reached three (3) GBG entries IN A ROW. This is what… Continue reading A SCAPA SPECIAL
SAY “YES” TO YESNABY
Before I start, a big “Thanks !” to reader “Pauline” from Greater Maidstone. Although she couldn’t meet me in my chosen GBG pub today on account of there being pashminas to wash, she very kindly visited it to confirm I wouldn’t get stabbed. Let that be an example to you all. Back to the blog… Continue reading SAY “YES” TO YESNABY