It’s another delve into the Life After Football vaults today as I look back at March 2018 and a trip to a Derby boozer that was just being resurrected… I must warn all readers that there are pictures contained within this post of Bass bieng poured from the jug…The Wickingman, The Beertonian, Mudgie and Martin… Continue reading Bass From The Jug With The Rag ‘n’ Bone Man (Revisited)
The sign of a good pub is often down to the gaffer and so I found out when I revisited 64 – The Station Inn LE67 8RE last week. I last blogged about this place back in 2017 https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/on-track-for-success-in-swannington/ and it hasn’t changed a jot, but that is no bad thing. A Thursday evening in Swannington… Continue reading The Station Inn Swannington – Revisited
Some cities are full of non GBG boozers as they are in between ‘gentrification’ and I reckon Derby fits this bill perfectly. It’s got plenty of character and history and, as a football city; I reckon it is up there with the likes of Stoke and Newcastle in terms of local interest in just one… Continue reading Non GBG City Centre Boozers: #2 Derby
I know https://twitter.com/thewickingman is in the process of writing up a Bass directory so I’m not about to steal his thunder but, having checked my blog records, I thought it might be an opportunity to display some pictures of Bass! It has its critics and yes, it can be perceived as an old man drink… Continue reading A Plug For Bass And The Wickingman
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Bass from a jug may not be a combination that immediately springs to mind but I was happy to try out this theory! Of course, it is all in the name of research and which is the better view? This… Or this… I plumped for the latter and whilst a… Continue reading Bass From The Jug With The Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Is this the best postcode for pubs in Britain? Highlighted above (not quite in the style of Martin!) are the boozers I’ve visited in the last seven months since I started blogging and you’ll be hard pushed to beat this place for ‘proper’ pubs. LE67 is often maligned as a former mining area but it… Continue reading Is LE67 The Best Pub Postcode in Britain?
If you want a lesson in how to run a local boozer then I know just the place in the village of Swannington 64 – The Station Inn LE67 8RE. Mind you, if you were once the Gaffer of one of ‘Birmingham’s toughest pubs’ then running this compact little place would be like paradise. How… Continue reading On Track For Success In Swannington