“THIS is what beer should taste like, son”

“I’m famished” said Matt. Yes, it would have been a good idea to eat before starting a session. But as Pub Curmudgeon has noted before, Stockport is a bit lacking in culinary options (particularly on a Monday with the outside dining only restrictions), and top cafe Where The Light Gets In was unexpectedly closed following… Continue reading “THIS is what beer should taste like, son”

SEVEN SAM SMITHS SIZZLERS

Bass pubs are fine, but I know what you’re really after* is some photos of Sir Humphrey’s homages to an Edwardian era. With Dickensian working conditions. There’s been a tiny difficulty capturing the majesty of Sam’s pubs of late. But you can get round the mobile phone ban one way; and I’d like you to… Continue reading SEVEN SAM SMITHS SIZZLERS

TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

That pic above is of me, descending the steps to the Underbanks to a secret vault where I’ll be collecting the correct answers to my “Guess my favourite counties competition“, now into its 7th year. The tension is growing in London (North-West), Bedfordshire and the Kingdom of Fife. Are they in my Top 2 ?… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

A STYLISH STOCKPORT START TO MANCHESTER BEER FEST 2019

PUBMAN WARNING: PUB-FREE POST I woke on Friday at Trivelles Mayfair (actually Heaton Chapel) relatively refreshed, determined to survive the Roger Protz beer tasting session at Manchester’s epic fest. A bracing walk down to Stockport cleared the head, if not the calories from Thursday’s crispy beef at Wing Lee (NCTSS 3.5). The walk takes in… Continue reading A STYLISH STOCKPORT START TO MANCHESTER BEER FEST 2019

“BLESSINGS ON YOUR TAP, YOU SERVE GOOD BASS”

  Coming almost up to date with this weekend’s (26-27/1/18) trip to Stockport, surely the Vegas of Cheshire.  No football, but Manchester Beer Fest, a crawl round Levenshulme and a Bass challenge on the “To Do” list. Trivelles Mayfair is the unlikely name of my regular hotel for trips into Manchester*, ideally placed for trains… Continue reading “BLESSINGS ON YOUR TAP, YOU SERVE GOOD BASS”