I don’t know about panic buying in supermarkets but there is a definite sense of panic pub and pint purchasing amongst beer bloggers. A potential two month ban on new boozers is looking increasingly likely so any windows for a pint in a ‘new pub’ have to be grabbed. Forget about queueing at Tesco for… Continue reading Great Inner City Pubs: #1 The Falstaff
In times of national emergency then only The Two Ronnies can possibly rescue us. You might think I am referring to the coronavirus but no, it is The Worm That Turned from their 1980 series. Bizarrely, it was set in a futuristic world (2012!!!) where men and women had a job role reversal and Diana… Continue reading The Worm Has Finally Turned
With all the news surrounding coronavirus and self-isolation then I thought it is about time to visit an ‘isolated village.’ In fact, I even visited the new Lidl at Chellaston this week as I thought I should buy some ‘emergency beer’ just in case lockdown means I can’t leave the crib for the next fortnight.… Continue reading Self Isolation In Marston Montgomery
To be fair to Mudgie he is an absolute font of knowledge. I’ve probably learnt more about the history of beer on his blog than any other and he loves a good debate. He’s also partial to a proper estate boozer and when I blogged about The Wilsthorpe Tavern recently he was quick on the… Continue reading Lively Sunday At The Stenson Fields
With all the excitement of attending my first Beer &Pubs Forum Big Day Out, albeit for one pub only, it is clear to me I have some work to do on the blogging front. These boys were Premier League as, after a full day on it in Burton,I joined them in The Roebuck (post to… Continue reading Never Mind The B&PF – Here’s The Hilton Brook!
Having visited some stonking pubs on my recent jaunt to the Derbyshire Dales then I thought it was time to get back to the bread and butter of estate boozers. The most endangered of all pub species, they are often maligned, often neglected and often frowned upon by the chattering classes. In some instances these… Continue reading Long Term Survivor In Long Eaton
The final leg of our Zig Zag to the Peaks saw us in Belper Bus Station before taking in the 6.1 to Derby Bus station and then the V3 back to Repton. This gives me another excuse to show this map and I wasn’t going to mention the Zig Zag ticket again but (a) I… Continue reading Zig Zag To The Peaks: Part 3 – Parking The Bus