A “STAYCATION” IN CHESTER-LE-STREET

PARENTAL ADVISORY : CONTAINS NORTHERNERS It’s been a great week for pub bloggers. Life After Football celebrated 3 years of Midlands magic with a dull Pedi in a place you’ve never heard of, BRAPA completed the whole of Stockbroker Surrey before all the pubs are locked down again, and Citra actually found an open micropub.… Continue reading A “STAYCATION” IN CHESTER-LE-STREET

CRAFT, COWBOYS AND A DASH FOR THE PUFT

Hope you’re keeping up. It’s still 21 December, a day before my birthday (mark it in your new diaries now) and I’m taking the legendary Pubmeister round the new Beer Guide ticks on the North Wales coast. You’ll notice I’ve spared you NBSS scores so far. That’s because I was merely sniffing the beer or… Continue reading CRAFT, COWBOYS AND A DASH FOR THE PUFT

2 MARTINS, 1 DUNCAN, TOO MANY OKELLS

Everybody’s doing the Isle of Man these days; it’s the new Bermondsey Beer Mile. Except it’s for PubMen and Women, not beery folk. BRAPA did the 27 pint GBG set in February (and survived), Pubmeister has just summed up his record-breaking achievements (completed a whole GBG there), and of course Kirsty is there now, looking… Continue reading 2 MARTINS, 1 DUNCAN, TOO MANY OKELLS

THE FULL NORREBRO CRAFT EXPERIENCE

Mrs RM had had enough after an hour on the Netto boat from Nyhavn being told to duck under successively lower bridges. But I insisted we get full value from our Copenhagen Cards and dragged the family round the Kunsthal Charlottenborg for the obligatory modern art.  Alongside the Hitler Cats, there’s the rather more pleasing “Lifejackets… Continue reading THE FULL NORREBRO CRAFT EXPERIENCE