It’s 8:13am and there’s no-one in the Spoons.

To put you out of your torment, last night’s mystery copper topped pub was, of course, the Stormont in Blairgowrie. Who ? Where ? Turn south at the Cairngorms, right at Balmoral (micropub, limited hours), and if you end up in the sea you’ve gone too far. Breakfast in Blairgowrie is 2 choices. Pecan biscuits… Continue reading It’s 8:13am and there’s no-one in the Spoons.

EVERY GOOD EVENING ENDS WITH A SPOONS COOKIE DOUGH SANDWICH

STILL on Friday night, but only one of the recommended Hexham pubs in the Trailblazer Guide to Hadrian’s Wall left to do. Of course, it’s the Spoons. I know that love for the “People’s Pub Chain” isn’t universal, even amongst my esteemed readers. But you get a far better mix of folk in the Forum… Continue reading EVERY GOOD EVENING ENDS WITH A SPOONS COOKIE DOUGH SANDWICH

TIM MARTIN IS TRENDING

You can always tell when the pubs have reopened as Tim Martin will be trending:Beer Twitter dropping all “Be Nice” pretence to slag off the guy who brought £1.99 pints to the masses. At the table next to me in the Sheffield Waterworks, an off duty Spoons employee was vigorously defending his boss, contrasting his… Continue reading TIM MARTIN IS TRENDING