YOUR PRINT-OUT-AND-KEEP FELTWELL GUIDE

My options for easy ticks have long gone. As of today, my closest new Guide pub is a cricket club with one handpump in Yardley/Sheldon/Marlborough/East Brum, a mere 3hrs 38mins away on the train. Perhaps I should ask BeerMat to recommend some highlights of the Sheldon area (Andre Marriner was born there ?) and then… Continue reading YOUR PRINT-OUT-AND-KEEP FELTWELL GUIDE

MORE LUNCHTIME SECOND CITY FUN

From the Jewellery Quarter, Pete Allen¬†took me on a mini tour of Birmingham heritage.¬† On his own pub blog Pete looks at the changing face of canalside pubs over the decades; here we strolled through the Victorian and Edwardian centre. The beer range may have changed this century (bye bye Ansells), but the remaining pubs… Continue reading MORE LUNCHTIME SECOND CITY FUN

A CLAYTON-LE-MOORS TOURISM BOOST

I’m writing this in Copenhagen after two of the great pub visits, which I really ought to be writing about instead of Clayton-le-Moors (which I always confuse with Clayton-le-Woods). But discipline is needed if I’m going to maintain any sense of chronology. As if to prove I’m abroad, Bing won’t let me show you the… Continue reading A CLAYTON-LE-MOORS TOURISM BOOST

THE WELLINGTON – BEDFORD’S BASS SHRINE

Simon Everitt may be the only other person to have visited all of the Beer Guide entries for Bedfordshire, and that’s more due to the alphabet than the county’s limited appeal. I’ve decided to give it another chance, having visited most of the Guide pubs a decade or more ago, and started in the county… Continue reading THE WELLINGTON – BEDFORD’S BASS SHRINE