“TOM SAWYER COVERS” IN STAINES SEA CADETS HALL

A third Surrey tick from last Sunday, another chance to reward Mrs RM with more taxi duties to unfashionable South Eastern towns like Staines. The highlight of Staines is the tree on the bridge over the Thames with a plastic bag over its branches to stop you bumping into it. I still bumped into it.… Continue reading “TOM SAWYER COVERS” IN STAINES SEA CADETS HALL

THE SUN SHINES ON THE RIGHTEOUS DOOM BAR DRINKER IN SUNBURY-ON-THAMES

Sunbury-on-Thames is one of those places that both irritate and uplift the GBG ticker with an annual new entry seemingly plucked from nowhere. The Admiral Hawke would be my sixth (6th) Guide entry in a decade, and the best, but it very nearly never happened. Look at the route I’d devised for Mrs RM taxis;… Continue reading THE SUN SHINES ON THE RIGHTEOUS DOOM BAR DRINKER IN SUNBURY-ON-THAMES

EAVESDROPPING ON HOUSE HUNTERS IN HOLMBURY ST. MARY

Yes, finally, the report has been cleared by our lawyers and I can bring you unexpurgated details of our trip into Hurtwood Forest and Mrs RM will just have to face the consequences of wearing inappropriate footwear that morning that meant the extent of our walking was a trip to the Royal Oak. We’d parked… Continue reading EAVESDROPPING ON HOUSE HUNTERS IN HOLMBURY ST. MARY

“PADDY HASN’T BEEN IN FOR TWO DAYS”

9th January 2020 None* of the Surrey GBG entries will appear in my long-delayed book, “101 places every American should embarrass themselves in“. But they’re certainly more picturesque than the “Tap & Turtle” or “Hop Cellar“, and often look like free house even when, as with the Barley Mow in West Horsley. they’re owned by… Continue reading “PADDY HASN’T BEEN IN FOR TWO DAYS”