The Cumbrian Completion Caper moved on from Great Asby up the Eden Valley towards an overnight campervan stop in Penrith. But not before confirming that the White Horse in Kings Meaburn is closed (despite what the GBG app tells you) and being gutted. Whether it will rise again in time to require my visit before… Continue reading “A BETTER CLASS OF INSULT” IN THE EDEN VALLEY
Last Sunday morning I was planning the journey home from the Premier Inn at Southampton Airport. The journey back looked startlingly straight, and not just on foot; the A34 really is a marvellous road. 40 minutes after leaving Southampton we were parked up in Overton, whose new GBG pub has defeated me a fortnight earlier.… Continue reading THE MEDIUM SHIRAZ TRADE IN OVERTON IS BACK
This guy is the toilet roll holder in the Firs, our rather wonderful B & B last Wednesday in Builth Wells. Remind you of anything ? We finally met up with Duncan, having somehow persuaded him to eat as well as drink on a ticking day. This picture shows an excited group of pub tickers… Continue reading PAD THAI & POWYS
You left me in Great Torrington, where Twitter was in ferment about my prospects for the evening ahead; It looked quiet enough, too quiet really. I thought the Black Horse seemed the lively option, but a crowd of yoofs were simply agreeing a blog title for a post about another closed pub. Wiki says, reassuringly,… Continue reading TORRINGTON – IS IT GREAT ?
Well, I’m up-to-date now, so if this snow doesn’t clear up soon I’m going to have to start making things up. Not that you’d know. I do have a few posts in reserve though, starting with a third (count them) walk from Ely station to Little Downham in a month. I’d missed GBG regular the… Continue reading WEST FEN PEARLS
My congratulations to Pubmeister, who has made his trips (nearly) completing the London branch of the GBG sound quite interesting. I don’t have the same skill set as Duncan, particularly when it comes to outer North London (beyond the Duke’s Head). No new pubs, but revisiting old pubs isn’t always bad. And the John… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART II – “A MECCA FOR REAL ALE IN N10”
It’s just ocurred to me that East Preston might also align itself with Littlehampton. No idea why, but then CAMRA branch geography is equally weird. I’d been looking forward to an overdue return to Littlehampton, which seems to have upped its game since my last visit, with an average visitor age some 37 years below… Continue reading BITTER & TWISTED IN LITTLEHAMPTON