“There is a house in New Orleans…”as the song goes, is slightly catchier than “there is a house in Church Gresley…” only a bit, mind. The 1964 classic from The Animals is arguably their greatest moment and therefore was reasonably excited when a boys night out in the nineties to Granville’s in Stone involved a… Continue reading They Call The Rising Sun
You left me in Church Gresley after a fix of football for the first time in months, but I have been neglecting my Leicestershire readership recently. The Norwegian hits are still coming on Lifeafterfootball and I am sure Birmingham City fan Tore Andre Flo has a lot to do with that. Coalville and Whitwick are… Continue reading Quintessential British Village Pubs: Appleby Magna
That picture, more than any other since July 4, tells you that normality is returning. Having visited over 30 boozers/sports clubs so far since restrictions were eased it has still irked me that I couldn’t watch a non-league game of football. (3-sided ground – model copied by Oxford) You’re going to have to let me… Continue reading Football’s Coming Home…
A short post to celebrate the fact that British pubs are glorious! Despite the preponderance of naysayers on social media… …most people have come to the conclusion that pubs… …are actually still a massive asset to British culture and society. Yes, the necessary guidelines (still not sure about the no noise ban) in place for… Continue reading Your Pub Needs You!