DEVIZES GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS

22nd February 2020 Devizes seemed relatively unscathed by the floods cruelly limiting my western ticks, somehow appropriate for a town that’s a virtual arc of pub names. We have a British Lion, a White Bear, a Lamb, another Bear, a Pelican, a Black Swan, a Dolphin, a Black Horse, Fox & Hounds, two Dragons, and… Continue reading DEVIZES GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS

THE SUB-£2.50 PINT LIVES, AND IT’S NOT SAM SMITHS.

I draw you in with the Sam Smiths glass and lacings, only to let you down, perhaps. Next up, Marton-in-the-Forest and Martin-in-the-Pub. Well, Stillington, strictly. Your typical north-of-York village, with everyone either away doing a pointless office job or stocking their larder for the coming apocalypse (postponed). Excellent Village store serving chunky sandwiches and posh… Continue reading THE SUB-£2.50 PINT LIVES, AND IT’S NOT SAM SMITHS.