Coventry’s finest band ever – no massive competition on that one (although I suspect all you King aficionados out there might be up for a debate, as who can forget that 80’s classic Love & Pride) once sang about pubs being closed down and a Ghost Town. He was a perceptive bloke Jerry Dammers and… Continue reading Two Breweries And A Pub On One Site…Staggering!
It was a day of firsts for me in Coalville as I was given the full works by barber shop Turkish Hairlines (two doors down from pub on picture above) as well as venturing into the unknown pubwise! Flaming cotton buds, nasal hair trimmers, specialist scissors for your brows, as well as a blade that… Continue reading Turkish Delight In Coalville
…This pub business, as Jimmy Greaves possibly once said. One minute you can be all alone and pondering an early finish then a surge of customers keeps you on your toes and a clear head is essential. Corporal Jones of Dad’s Army fame definitely said “Don’t Panic” and the gaffer of the 18 – Coach… Continue reading It’s A Fenny Old Game…
Sometimes, after a busy Saturday morning playing dad/taxi involved with your children’s sports then you just need chill out time and food for the aforementioned kids. A 2-for-1 Marston’s pub might not be the idea of heaven for many people but, to be fair to 17 – The White Hart – LE65 1AP, this is… Continue reading We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!
Station bars are renowned for being the cutting edge of all things beer…think of The Sheffield Tap, The Stalybridge Station Tap, The Euston Tap However, 16 – The Forest Hotel – B93 8JA at Dorridge Station most definitely isn’t in this category. I’ve waxed lyrical in previous posts about the difference between Knowle and Dorridge… Continue reading NIMBYISM In Dorridge!
Disclaimer!!! This was a 50th Birthday Party so wherever I went was likely to be a good night! Willington is undergoing something of a gentrification at present and I wonder if the Willington triangle of three pubs within spitting distance of each other is part of the sales pitch. Do estate agents describe it as… Continue reading Land Of The Rising Sun And Dragons
Dorridge is definitely millionaire’s row and makes parts of Knowle look positively working class by comparison. This is the place for current footballers to reside but, unlike it’s neighbour Knowle, there is a dearth of pubs. The Railway is a long-running classic but nowhere near the Railway station and slightly outside the village centre so… Continue reading Banging The Drum For Dorridge