Another niche musical reference in the title there….I would of course keep you on tenterhooks but I know Duncan is a big fan of the Scottish Punk scene in 1977 and he is happy to let you know that this was the title of Johnny & The Self Abusers only single. For some bizarre reason… Continue reading Saints And Sinners – Ashby Style
With most of South Derbyshire underwater at present, I managed to snorkel my way over to North West Leicestershire and Dave Southworth’s favourite town. Martin has suggested a Life After Football sponsored route for the Southworths of East Midlands boozers taking in all the finest hostelries this region has to offer. Ashby, as has been… Continue reading Wham Bam Thank You Lamb
Spoiler alert: This post isn’t about Brew XI. Just before Russ points out that this title is the lead to the M&B Brew XI advert from the 80s, I have to confess it is a tenuous link almost as loose as Martin’s scurrilous attempt to draw Birmingham City fans into his blog by using their… Continue reading Sometimes You Do And Sometimes You Brew
I feel a bit like Barcelona’s defence at present as Martin is piling on the pressure with his Midland blogs. Without question the doyen of pub blogging, the boy Taylor has hit the Midlands hard recently and is currently throwing out posts on the delights of Buxton at a rate of knots. He also appears… Continue reading Bass On Track In Ashby
Is there a new breakaway sect? Have Martin, Duncan and the Wickingman rebranded Bass? Has Mudgie blown the prize money he received from Vuelio as being being nominated as one of the Top 10 pub blogs in Britain to buy out Bass from Anheuser-Busch InBev? Have members of the Beer And Pubs Forum lobbied for… Continue reading Blue Bass Triangle Mystery At The Bowling Green
As the country melts under a magnificent heat wave and the possibility of England actually reaching the last eight of a major football tournament I thought I would keep up the temperature by recalling some classic Midlands ‘Spoons. I’m a big fan of Tim Martin’s boozers and I don’t think anywhere else in the country… Continue reading A Set Of Spoons
Football is a massive part of pub life and as luck would have it, the second most important game on Tuesday night was being shown live in 197 -The Blue Bell LE65 2JG. Let’s get THE big news story of the night out of the way first and Nottingham Forest putting Barnsley to the sword… Continue reading Salah!