CROUCHING DINER, HIDDEN PEDIGREE

Yet another county completed. Just for Si, here’s Doable Derbyshire; Just to confuse you, BRAPA came to the Spotted Cow in Holbrook AFTER me and has already blogged about it. His post is much too long for me to read, of course. Holbrook is eminently doable from Derby, as long as you don’t get distracted… Continue reading CROUCHING DINER, HIDDEN PEDIGREE

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

WARE NOT KEEN-WA TO SERVE ME PEDI

Moaning done, it’s back to the new Beer Guide, and a bit of a curate’s egg* in Ware. You know Ware, one of east Hertfordshire’s gems. Like Baldock, Ware has been bypassed into a quiet life providing sustenance for  retired gentlefolk visiting garden centres and parents who want their children to speak Latin. Great parish… Continue reading WARE NOT KEEN-WA TO SERVE ME PEDI

TOP 10 BASIC PUBS – THE STAMFORD & WARRINGTON HOTEL, COALVILLE

Well, I can wait no longer for BeerMat to claim the scoop.  Here’s the evidence that Coalville has one of the world’s great basic pubs.  And it may be on that silly National Heritage Inventory, but you’ve never heard of it (prove me wrong). I very nearly didn’t make it to meet BeerMat there at… Continue reading TOP 10 BASIC PUBS – THE STAMFORD & WARRINGTON HOTEL, COALVILLE