OH FOR THE WINGS OF A DOVE (TO ESCAPE TO A DRINKERS’ PUB)

Christmas is marked by the first appearance of the Winter edition of Ullage, your favourite West Berkshire beer and pubs magazine (edging out the Hungerford Horse & Jockey Weeekly for the third consecutive year). Newbury Tim is always great company, finding me a wealth of new art, bands and pubs to explore, and we met… Continue reading OH FOR THE WINGS OF A DOVE (TO ESCAPE TO A DRINKERS’ PUB)

MARADONA & THE MICRO – AN EALING COMEDY

From Brentford I walked back into Ealing, past the new Bees ground which I may well revisit once they install their posh seats. You know how us City fans love our posh seats. Bing maps won’t let me show you my actual route to The Owl & the Pussycat, which actually took me through Gunnersbury… Continue reading MARADONA & THE MICRO – AN EALING COMEDY

TOP 100 PUBS – THE EXPRESS TAVERN, BRENTFORD

Just when it was believed that cask had been killed completely by the Great Heatwave (and Peroni), I bring further evidence that cask lives ! And again it’s Bass that provides the proof.  Who’d a thought it ?  Not R. Coldwell Esq. But first, how did I get here ?  As the song goes. On… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – THE EXPRESS TAVERN, BRENTFORD

WOEFUL TRIVIAL PURSUIT SPURS AT THE DODO

Hoorah ! Back into the capital for an afternoon of West London high jinks with That Tim for Newbury. But first, the Dodo, another already famous micro pub.  One I’d been looking forward to, even if I’d missed the Cloudwater on cask. My first ever trip to Boston Manor Underground Station. I clearly hadn’t lived until… Continue reading WOEFUL TRIVIAL PURSUIT SPURS AT THE DODO