THE GOOSE & CUCKOO – SOMETHING ELSE

  If you’re getting bored of reports from isolated village pubs, hankering for photos of tat shops and misspelt advertising in quirky towns, your wait will soon be over. But for now, a few more rural Gwent gems. That OS extract captures the variety of Wales perfectly.  Posh Abergavenny with its pashmina shops, scruffy Blaenavon… Continue reading THE GOOSE & CUCKOO – SOMETHING ELSE

LANCASHIRE’S PUB OF THE YEAR -THE BARE FACTS

While in Overton I skimmed through the local CAMRA magazines looking for pubs offering that crucial 10p members discount that determines all my pub visits. Staring at me from the cover was this; Yes, a pub I hadn’t been in yet was their Pub of the Year.  A potential pre-emptive tick and a chance for… Continue reading LANCASHIRE’S PUB OF THE YEAR -THE BARE FACTS

TOP 100 PUBS – THE LAURIESTON, GLASGOW

  I just re-read my last post and realised how little detail there was about essentials like beer names, hop varieties, toilet breaks recorded, peanuts spilt etc etc.   That’s because Pubmeister and Madame Luna were such good company I didn’t take notes or photos.  And that’s how it should be. But I was always… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – THE LAURIESTON, GLASGOW

TOP 100 PUBS – PRESTOUNGRANGE GOTHENBURG, PRESTONPANS

Weird name, great place. I’d be wanting to visit the famous “Goth” since  it was refurbished a few years back, and really ought to have done it from Musselburgh last year.  But it pops in and out of the Beer Guide, and I just forgot (you’ll be amazed to know). There’s some gorgeous houses by… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – PRESTOUNGRANGE GOTHENBURG, PRESTONPANS

TOP 100 PUBS – ROYAL OAK, BOROUGH

Perhaps not the most surprising Top 100 choice (this is actually No. 3,171) but you’ll know my feelings on London soup, and it’s taken an overdue return to the Royal Oak yesterday to convince me. First time here I’m fairly sure I saw McGrath rip through the England 1st innings on Day 1 of the… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – ROYAL OAK, BOROUGH