THE CLOSEST PUB TO GRANTHAM’S BRAND NEW SOUTHERN RELIEF ROAD !!!

16th January 2023. “Sadly, after Retired Martin completed the Beer Guide, he rather lost the plot. Some days he stayed at home, he started mumbling about revisiting Maidenhead, and then he began to tick ALL THE PUBS IN GRANTHAM”. And why not. Grantham is as good, or bad, as anywhere. I can even park our… Continue reading THE CLOSEST PUB TO GRANTHAM’S BRAND NEW SOUTHERN RELIEF ROAD !!!

BALDOCK ? ARE YOU SURE ?

The first week of September sees Duncan, Simon and myself comparing the entries in the new Good Beer Guide to the massive spreadsheet/rolls of papyrus containing previous ticks. By and large it’s the same entries year after year, despite retirements, rebranding and the plague (Maidenhead). The entries for North Hertfordshire are pretty much the same… Continue reading BALDOCK ? ARE YOU SURE ?

MANSFIELD – ALL MICROPUBS & MACCHIATO

I gave Mrs RM a couple of enticing choices for the day – Camden Town or Mansfield and she looked at me like I was daft.  I obviously chose my wife well. She probably had equally fond memories of our memorable weekend there 20-odd years ago.  It must have been our anniversary as I distinctly remember paying £15… Continue reading MANSFIELD – ALL MICROPUBS & MACCHIATO