You left me lapping up the sun in The Colebrook with the subsequent news that Pete Allen – Ember Inn quiz guru and canal boat Carling drinking legend – used to present quiz night there. However, this is 2021 and Pete’s agent negotiated a big money move to the next suburb (Olton) and The Olton… Continue reading Don’t Call Me Shirley: Part 2
You left me watching mobility scooters, Colin West basketball vests and contemplating plant feeding in an edge of town local on the Derby Road in Long Eaton. However, I was due to meet my mate – big John – in Birmingham on Friday as we attempted a version of the No 11 Ale Trail. All… Continue reading Dragon Breathing Fire In Ghost Town
This is a bit of a tidy up post filling in on a recent trip to the smoke and starting an occasional “pint of the month” series. Occasionally Mrs BB lets me off the leash and I can venture outside the Midlands and I can lose the crown of “most parochial beer blog in Britain.”… Continue reading Spoons!
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