Even more short posts coming up, I’m afraid, which will delight those of you who just want to see pictures of foaming pints with angry locals in the background, but frustrate the reader who wishes to read the detailed history of minor Susses towns. Arriving back in Brighton at 4.30pm I suddenly realised I hadn’t… Continue reading THE 4.45pm PINT IN THE BASKETMAKERS
One more tick to knock West Sussex on the head for another GBG year. The Barley Mow at Walderton another one down tiny roads; John was clutching the Good Book he’d actually bought in the Royal Oak for comfort as I arrived in Breakneck Lane at about 5mph. A pub obscured by cars, but I… Continue reading HARVEY’S OLD
There’s a number of ways to skin a Good Beer Guide (no, not a Stanley knife). Some, like Duncan “The Pubmeister” get their chauffeur Parker Martin to leave the engine running while they nip across the A584 for a half of DIPA necked in 30 seconds before leaping into a moving car and speeding off… Continue reading NEW TICKING TACTICS IN HOOKSWAY
Just checking the definition of dalliance, it may not have been the best choice of word, but alliteration beats everything. Monday dawned (only 3 days behind !), Mrs RM left for some corporate gig near Brighton station, and after a leisurely flat white and toastie I set off behind her on my own “gig”. Stafford… Continue reading A DALLIANCE WITH DURRINGTON-ON-SEA
Esteemed lifestyle blogger Mrs RM has been enjoying the beery pleasures of Brighton. Like many of us, her output has dipped a little since the Maidenhead incident at the Honeypot. When I arrived back from Southwick, she was ready with a tea suggestion all her own, though frankly it was exactly the one I’d have… Continue reading MY FIRST ROTHAUS, MRS RM’S LAST DUCHESS DE BOURGOGNE
Four nights in Brighton this month and I’m just starting to get to grips with one of our great cities, and can now tell you which street to head for to get your patchouli, pashmina and Prefab Sprout LPs. I particularly like the pubs and coffee shops I get to visit while Mrs RM does… Continue reading SCARES AT SUNSET IN SOUTHWICK
What a marvellous sight Worthing’s Henty Arms is. Sky Sports, vintage motor, sign with the sign fallen out. Sunday lunch, “Child friendly”. The antithesis of the “people like us only” micro that had dominated new entries in the Sussex sections of the Beer Guide in recent years (honourable exceptions like Anchored in Worthing exempted).… Continue reading HAS THE MICRO TIDE TURNED IN WORTHING ?