This post is a bit pointless, as Paul Bailey has already extensively chronicled our Friday night in Ely, but I enjoy pointless stuff. Paul’s blog is rich in the personal detail that gives a “sense of place” to his reports on pubs and beer, so I’ll have to add a few things that Paul couldn’t.… Continue reading ELY INVADED BY TONBRIDGE


Stroud is an OK town surrounded by superlative countryside.  Most folk will know “Cider with Rosie” land to the north, but I’ve always preferred the more industrialised (i.e.the tractors there still work) area to the south. The Forest Green Rovers FC ground is one of my favourites, veggie burgers notwithstanding. Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common are easy… Continue reading BEDMINSTER COMES TO STROUD