THE LAST ONES OUT OF SPOONS

We pressed on, past a sea of closed pubs (Rising Sun, Nag’s Head) up into Deansgate, a journey rarely made by heritage pub pilgrims. Stopping only in the Lost Dene for a comfort break, we finally found some real heritage. You may mock, but the Moon Under Water was once the biggest British pub IN… Continue reading THE LAST ONES OUT OF SPOONS

WOKEN UP ON MY BIRTHDAY BY ULVERSTON OIKS SINGING “LET IT GO” UNDERNEATH MY WINDOW

Ultimate spoiler there. Back to Askham, where the Railway was now open, just before my assumed revised opening time of 5pm. I guess you’d describe this as a traditional all-rounder, the sort of place you find in East Yorkshire village where the guvnor wears a tie and still looks slightly askance at a group of… Continue reading WOKEN UP ON MY BIRTHDAY BY ULVERSTON OIKS SINGING “LET IT GO” UNDERNEATH MY WINDOW

MAINDEE – £1.49 PINTS AND CHICKEN MAN

Does it ever end ? This report on Wales, I mean, not EVERYTHING (that’s later). The bus from Caerleon dropped me off in a sodden Newport at 3.30pm, and I suddenly felt wiped out. Dunno why, it’s not as if I ever do anything. So, with apologies to Mr Murenger, I saved your pub for… Continue reading MAINDEE – £1.49 PINTS AND CHICKEN MAN

HI-VIS BREAKFASTS IN WARWICK SPOONS

“Holidays are coming” and with it all those dreadful seasonal drinkers that CAMRA members on DISCOURSE are criticising for putting money in pub tills. If in doubt, follow the Spoons van as it drops off all your favourite festive drinks to a packed Wetherspoons near you. You’ll never get to the bar, of course, as… Continue reading HI-VIS BREAKFASTS IN WARWICK SPOONS