Classic Station Pubs #3: Nottingham

I suspect Forest fans are currently thinking their season might be set to improve with the news that Derby are going to lose 12 points and replace them at the foot of the Championship. Administration means The Rams are in big trouble and it was great to hear Gary Neville of Manchester United fame let… Continue reading Classic Station Pubs #3: Nottingham

Nottingham Has Great Pubs: Part 2: What’s A Beermat?

There comes a time when you realise you are over the hill, past your sell by date and gone to seed. That moment arrived when I reached pub four on my tour of Nottingham 669 – Golden Fleece NG1 3FN. This pub is on the Mansfield Road and apparently has some of the deepest caves… Continue reading Nottingham Has Great Pubs: Part 2: What’s A Beermat?

When The Boat (And Horses) Comes In

You left me in the gloriously overpubbed Derbyshire suburb of Shardlow.  However, as all Brian Clough fans know, where there is a Derby version it must be followed by a Nottingham one. The East Midlands big trio of Derby, Forest and Leicester have all been classed as England’s best team during my lifetime…and Cloughie was… Continue reading When The Boat (And Horses) Comes In

Square Pegs In Square Holes

Along with lots of Birmingham City fans, I’m not quite sure what to do.  Yesterday’s win at Derbados means the only team in the West Midlands to win a major trophy this century (not sure I’ve mentioned that for at least a week) are actually safe for the 165th consecutive season in the Championship. No… Continue reading Square Pegs In Square Holes