Blues, Bowls, (Tennis) Balls & Bears: A Winning Formula In Solihull

A short break from my tour of central Derby to bring you an unashamed plug for a cricket club in Solihull that is selling booze at good price. Steve Perryman of Warwickshire fame (not the Spurs defender) spent eight years at Edgbaston before coaching the Bears successfully in the nineties under Bob Woolmer and now… Continue reading Blues, Bowls, (Tennis) Balls & Bears: A Winning Formula In Solihull

West End Girl…In Coalville

(spot the pub gaffer!)  I have just read the dreadfully sad news about pub legend Alan Winfield and would like to dedicate this post to him because this is the sort of pub he would have caught a bus all the way from Stapleford for. https://neverendingpubcrawl.blogspot.com/2018/07/my-top-five-pubs.html I’m not sure if you can get the bus… Continue reading West End Girl…In Coalville

Forest Legends In Stapleford

Larry Lloyd is a football and pub legend.  Firstly, he won the First Division title (that’s the equivalent of the Premier League kids) and UEFA Cup (that’s the equivalent of the Europa League kids) with Liverpool. As well as playing for England he also, arguably more impressively, won the First Division title with Nottingham Forest… Continue reading Forest Legends In Stapleford

Where Have All The Estate Pubs Gone? A Trip To Castle Vale

Mudgie has a number of blogs and one that really hits home is the closed pubs site. His Closed Pubs blog highlights just how many boozers have bitten the dust and I know there has been plenty of comment on numerous pub blogs about the diminishing stock of estate boozers My own thoughts are that they have… Continue reading Where Have All The Estate Pubs Gone? A Trip To Castle Vale

#ThrowbackThursday In Shepshed

#Imnotsurewherethewholehashtagthingstarted… I’ll start again!  I’m not sure where the whole hashtag thing started but it was probably with the advent of Twitter and Instagram on social media. If you prefix anything with a hashtag it appears it is OK.  For instance, I could say #somethingreallyoffensive or #incrediblyunfunny but apparently, if I put a hashtag before… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday In Shepshed