Sometime in mid September, I think. You left me in Leeds, I rejoin you in the breakfast room at Shipley IBIS the next morning. Mrs RM was working a week of mornings which started with her bellowing “Bonjour” into her laptop so it was time to escape. “Bonjour” is foreign for “what do you want… Continue reading THE JEWELS OF SHIPLEY TOWN CENTRE
A HUNGRY HORSE GALLOPING TOWARDS THE GBG ?
An inadvisable pint had turned into two very wise ones at the Groove Pad, and I had my guaranteed pre-emptive tick (no pressure, Bradford CAMRA). I headed back to Shipley Ibis to make sure Mrs RM was ready to hit Leeds. What pubby wonders lie behind the town clock ? You’ll have to wait. In… Continue reading A HUNGRY HORSE GALLOPING TOWARDS THE GBG ?
FANNY’S BY GASLIGHT
22nd January 2020 WARNING : CONTAINS PROPER PUBS !!! A bumper Shipley-cum-Saltaire special, aided by an Ibis giving me access to two new GBG ticks, a classic oldie, and a curry. Oh, and tall buildings. Shipley town centre took a post-war hammering, but the Spoons is majestic. Continuing the theme of the last post, where… Continue reading FANNY’S BY GASLIGHT
SALTAIRE – TITUS, CURRY AND FANNY’S
You’ll remember my failed attempt to finish Bradford’s lovely collection of GBG pubs last month, that ended in a rather basic but proper small pub. The other GBG newbie is a mile away, and a rather neater affair, inside and out. That mile west from Shipley is one of the greatest in England. Amongst other gems, it’s… Continue reading SALTAIRE – TITUS, CURRY AND FANNY’S
ODD FELLOWS, SHIPLEY – HOW TO DO A MICRO-PUB
Last post from wonderful Bradford, ’till Monday at least, when I need to start making up some ground on BRAPA as he closes in on a full set of Yorkie ticks. I could have lumped Shipley in with Bradford, I suppose, but that sort of carelessness has no doubt started wars in CAMRA circles before.… Continue reading ODD FELLOWS, SHIPLEY – HOW TO DO A MICRO-PUB
Recovering from a heart stressing afternoon at the Etihad, I spent Saturday night in Bradford. The Ibis Budget is a poor sub for Travelodge, but cheap and central. This must have been my first trip to Bradford without a curry; I’d overdosed on Spinach & Beef at This’n’That in Manchester, and even the Kashmir wasn’t… Continue reading SHIPLEY PRIDE