MARTIN POWER, OUTER ASHFORD PUB TICKER EXTRAORDINARY

A mid-June trip to finish Kent. I would have waited till Joan and Dave Southworth arrived a month later so they could have the thrill of pinking a county, but completing the Guide and getting chapters complete had become an obsession and besides, you can’t trust Americans with marker pens. You’ll be seeing a fair… Continue reading MARTIN POWER, OUTER ASHFORD PUB TICKER EXTRAORDINARY

THE FIRST 2021 AIRING OF “STOP THE CAVALRY”

Well, probably not, I bet they’ve been playing it since September 5th in Sheffield Dunelm, but my first “Stop the Cavalry” came last Thursday on the western edges of Bradford, which are very lovely. Out on the wiley, windy moors described by Kate Bush in her book made famous by DJ Bronte I stood, surprised… Continue reading THE FIRST 2021 AIRING OF “STOP THE CAVALRY”

THAT’S VELOUTE

Two new pubs in Harrogate for me, though one of them fell into the “arguable” category tickers love to argue about. Both only ten minutes walk from the station, another couple to Harrogate’s astonishing collection of GBG pubs (eleven this year). Those eleven entries are quite capable of changing names, if not location, each year,… Continue reading THAT’S VELOUTE

(BEER) TERRACE TRENT DERBY

I hope the return of BRAPA to the big league of pub blogging will see more famous titles like “Well Past My Selby Date”. I expect Simon has been looking to use a Terence Trent D’arby reference since 1991, when TTD released the seminal “Neither Fish Nor Flesh“, which I am staggered to see Discogs… Continue reading (BEER) TERRACE TRENT DERBY