retiredmartin’s DAY OFF IN TONBRIDGE

My last Kent Guide pub, in lovely Tonbridge. I would have done this on Christmas Day but apparently it’s not the Done Thing to leave the table before the Christmas pudding to tick a pub. #PoliteSociety. Five minutes walk from Tonbridge station, the Foresters is a rare tick in what is becoming quite a pubby… Continue reading retiredmartin’s DAY OFF IN TONBRIDGE

ANNIE LENNOX IS FOLLOWING ME ROUND KENT

A Proper beer blogger would have called this “An Ale In Swale“. But I’m not. The last of the Kent mini-series, which no doubt you’ll be pleased about.  Hopefully I can meet up with Paul Bailey in Tonbridge and do karaoke again*. At least the Sun in Bredgar is a Proper Pub, to a point.… Continue reading ANNIE LENNOX IS FOLLOWING ME ROUND KENT

LET’S ALL MEET UP AT THE POST 2,000

Yes, WordPress just reminded me this will be my 2,000th post. It’ll be 2,500 once I’ve written up BRAPA’s visit to the Angel in Ramsey. As you know I’m a big advocate of tradition, and tradition dictates a landmark post is exciting, topical and memorable. Luckily, the Tyler’s Kiln a mile north of Kent University… Continue reading LET’S ALL MEET UP AT THE POST 2,000

FAVERSHAM FEEDING FRENZY

Next stop Dover for Matt’s post-hardcore gig, and a chance to evaluate the state of preparations for Britain’s latest car park (aka the M26). Oddly, Google Maps then sent us via the M2, forcing a late change in GBG-driven lunch plans. Ah, Faversham. Underrated as a pub destination due to some folk’s preference for Harvey’s… Continue reading FAVERSHAM FEEDING FRENZY

BYE BYE MALTA, HELLO MALT

One thing I learned quickly about blogging is never to look a gift horse in the face. Bye bye Malta. pic.twitter.com/K8fgq25Ipp — Martin Taylor (@NHS_Martin) February 15, 2018 And Hello Malt. BBB awaits you in England. — Matthew Lawrenson (@seethelizards) February 15, 2018 When the man responsible for keeping Preston’s Spoons in business gives you… Continue reading BYE BYE MALTA, HELLO MALT