Next up should have been the micropub in Brough which I know you’re desperate to read about, but on “Freedom Day” I have to bring you a report on my first trip to the bar in what seems like years. I was going to have a day off the beer as I mentally prepared for… Continue reading BACK TO THE BAR
“Do you feel like you’re in Sheffield yet ?” said Mrs RM, while I made her coffee and buttered scones. “I don’t” said Mrs RM, answering the clearly rhetorical question. She’s right. I may have been called “M’duck” and “Me love” 88 times on trips to Click-and-Collect, I may have noticed the clicking of my… Continue reading SETTLING IN, MOVING ON
It’s quite useful having a search engine on this site, not that any of you seem capable of using it. I can tell you that my trip to Newport recently was my sixth in two years, which is actually enough to guarantee me a Welsh passport after 29 March. This time, I spread my custom… Continue reading NEWPORT’S BIGGER REBEL
You never want to end an evening on a sour note. Having completed Bristol, and therefore Gloucestershire, I scoured What Pub for pre-emptive potential. Sadly, places called “Clifton Sausage”, “Amoeba” and “Illusions Magic Bar” (honestly)offered little potential, so I did a revisit of the Victoria. Yes, sometimes I go back to the same place… Continue reading TINY REBEL CITRA MILKSHAKE IPA IN THE VICTORIA
I intrude quite literally onto LifeAfterFootball territory here, with a couple of Midlands pubs within a cultured Ian Clarkson hoof* of the old Stoke City ground when he donned the famous red and white jersey. Stoke, the town rather than the city, is a convenient train ride from Manchester, which meant I didn’t need to… Continue reading BLUES & BOOZE IN THE BOOTHEN END
Beer festivals aren’t killing pubs, Richard, it’s evil CAMRA members who do visit pubs but don’t put NBSS scores into What Pub (guilty), thereby devaluing the whole Beer Guide selection process and the promotion of quality over quantity. That and beer festivals. I’ve just submitted my score for the Tiny Rebel Beat Box at the King’s Head… Continue reading STAMFORD – ANOTHER NBSS 4.5 !!!!!
Yesterday I took Mrs RM for a leisurely 15 mile walk around the City of London. I think I may have told her 5 miles; sure she’ll start talking to me again soon. I think she’ll insist on the Bermondsey mile next time. Mrs RM is the ideal company when you’re trying to visit several… Continue reading A SATURDAY IN E1