THE PAKENHAM 5 O’CLOCK CLUB

It’s rare that “Suffolk” and “deeply unexciting” are mentioned in the same sentence, of course, but a mere three new Guide entries in the county enables me to bring you this lovely sight four days into GBG19; So no two hour trips to “Times Supplements on Sea“, no micro pub opening hours frustration, no frisson… Continue reading THE PAKENHAM 5 O’CLOCK CLUB

BRANDON – POTA GIGANTE & ABBOT

Come on, what rhymes with Brandon ? Two pubs into the new Beer Guide, and already two of the best pubs in West Suffolk.  What’s going on ?  Perhaps this summer of soup was just a nightmare. Hands up who could place Brandon on the map.  Apart from Mudgie and Pubmeister. I bet even the… Continue reading BRANDON – POTA GIGANTE & ABBOT

MRS RM’S CAMPERVAN MANOEUVRES EARN A PROPER PUB REWARD

  I’ve only just noticed the tin cans in that sign.  They’re probably Adnams cans; you get a higher class of litter lout in West Suffolk. A rare trip without a Beer Guide tick, this was purely to give Mrs RM and myself some professional experience in maneuvering our campervan, with the objective of not… Continue reading MRS RM’S CAMPERVAN MANOEUVRES EARN A PROPER PUB REWARD

KESSINGLAND – AN ANTIDOTE FOR SOUTHWOLD

  I’m enjoying Richard Coldwell’s series of posts on posh Suffolk at the moment, if only as a guide on how to avoid out-of-town Londoners. Richard has recently been braving Southwold , a place where pashminas are required dresswear to enter the pubs and sourdough shoppes, and where Yorkshiremen are heard to groan “‘Ow much !!!”.… Continue reading KESSINGLAND – AN ANTIDOTE FOR SOUTHWOLD

SOUTHWOLD – ALWAYS CHANGING, ALWAYS THE SAME

There’s a lot to be said for and against sisters, I’m sure, but having one who invites you down to her holiday cottage in Falmouth and Southwold in successive years is hard to beat. It doesn’t make up for what she did to my Action Man in 1973, mind. Sis had used her Birthday presents to pay… Continue reading SOUTHWOLD – ALWAYS CHANGING, ALWAYS THE SAME