10th December 2022. A milestone now, as the Top 100 pubs series reaches Pub No. 837. And it’s a cracker. 20 minutes walk from the New Clarence to the Station Inn, with The County’s bright lights almost calling me in for a half of Banks’s Amber at the very first hurdle. We pressed on through… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – THE STATION INN, HULL
I left the Old Boys in the Smithfield to their talk of “interesting” beers and Francis Lee’s gold Mercedes and crowds of 7,000 at Stamford Bridge, and wobbled back towards the station. Blimey, those cobbles look big. The Alex and the Brunswick lie over those cobbles, but I was headed for a re-opened classic with… Continue reading STATION TO STATION (INN). A DERBY TREASURE RETURNS
As you’ll note from the areas not coloured in on my Philip Navigator, I haven’t been everywhere in the UK yet. It’s only a year since I first went to Cambourne, a place I’d always written off before my revelatory trip introduced me to its graceful Methodist architecture and Portuguese patisseries. You should be prepared to be surprised… Continue reading IMMINGHAM – THE NEW FALMOUTH ?