500 Up In Swadlincote

It’s an important day in history today although I’m not referring to the General Election. No, the real breaking news is that I have finally clocked up 500 boozers in the Midlands. It’s been a long, long road (as the song by Birmingham City goes…for any new readers outside of England they are one of… Continue reading 500 Up In Swadlincote

Brum To Wolves Midland Metro Line: Part 2 – Bilston And Beyond

You left me and my pals boarding the tram at Wolverhampton St George’s and I can reveal the breaking news that the bloke with the grey vest got on the same tram as us. That’s right, the feller from The Wheatsheaf sporting a dapper pair of shoes, jeans and a cheeky old school plain vest,… Continue reading Brum To Wolves Midland Metro Line: Part 2 – Bilston And Beyond

A Set Of Spoons

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

What Makes A Good Pub? (Eagle) Market Research In Derby

In our quest to find the X-Factor that makes pubs successful I think us pub bloggers can sometimes over analyse and discus what makes a good boozer. Good beer is nearly always cited as a major factor but what is the definition of a good pint?   It was a question that both me and my… Continue reading What Makes A Good Pub? (Eagle) Market Research In Derby

Castles, Scotland And Airports

A short post here notching up another Midlands boozer in between some beautiful game commitments. With a holiday looming in North Yorkshire it means I’ll be reading fellow PUB (Pub Union of Bloggers) tales over the next week or so rather than blogging. Nonetheless, this is a post that is sure to please Martin as… Continue reading Castles, Scotland And Airports

Adrian Mole, Ashby De La Zouch Celebrities And Packed Pubs

Ashby De La Zouch is a honeypot on a weekend and there appears to be no problems with pubs shutting in this Leicestershire town. It’s got around 14,000 inhabitants and houses are going up at a rate of knots so expect plenty more potential customers in the next decade. However, despite its proximity to the… Continue reading Adrian Mole, Ashby De La Zouch Celebrities And Packed Pubs