So I’m slowly getting back into this going inside pubs lark. And very pleasant it has been too. Here’s some of the things I’ve been up to the past week. Last Saturday was a free day but then Dave text saying that he was going to The Chuckery Club and did I want to joinContinue reading “A Cob, Cheeseburger And Some Pubs.”
Hygiene ratings in takeaways. Some people study them religiously where as I’m more of a “if the food’s good, what the hell?” kinda guy. Not sure if it’s the same elsewhere but here in Walsall our takeaways are scored between 0 and 5 on how hygienic/clean they are. 1 star places don’t bother me butContinue reading “When You Wish Upon One Star.”
I’m a lower league football fan so I’m used to spending time outside in the wind and rain with minimal protection from the elements. It’s one thing doing that whilst cheering on your beloved team, but quite different to do it just to have a pint. So today sees indoor supping resuming and the reopeningContinue reading “Let’s Go Inside.”
*Written during lockdown 1, April 2020* I don’t write very often nowadays. I’ve not penned a story since 2013, and other than pub challenge blogs or occasional Walsall CAMRA magazine articles my favourite pen has been furloughed for a lot longer time than I’ve known what that word actually means. So I thought I’d doContinue reading “Away In A Manger Or Away At Maidstone.”
*Article written in 2009* So, after 5 years of thinking about it, talking about it, and putting it off a bit, we finally got round to doing the London Monopoly Pub Crawl. Me, and my great mates Woza, John, Comedy Dave and Alan had a good breakfast then dived in a cab to Digbeth CoachContinue reading “5 Blokes, A Monopoly Board And Pubs.”
I Want To Ride My Bicycle at £4 An Hour.So London has Boris Bikes and this week the same kind of concept has arrived in Walsall to much excitement, bewilderment or piss taking depending on your perspective. I’m all in favour of this and despite the fact that I am no Victoria Pendleton I wouldn’tContinue reading “May The 3rd Be With You.”
The pubs are open. Well the outsides, toilets and the bar are but it’s a start. I said I’d be good and not go until the Friday. I stuck to my word despite having two invites on Monday within minutes of each other and another for Thursday so as you can bet by Friday IContinue reading “Let’s Go Outside”
Blog time again. It was going to be another pub edition but I earmarked Tuesday evening as the night for writing it. Unfortunately this was also the same evening as I did my monthly Tesco shop, and boosted by a double reward points coupon I went a bit crazy. Upon getting home and embarking uponContinue reading “Want A Blog With That Chocolate?”
We’ve lost some pubs over the years, some inevitably, most needlessly and some grudgingly understandably. Some have gone for good, but I can hope that one or two might reopen one day. Here I look back at some of them. The Stag – Bloxwich.This pub earns the maximum 5 bulldozers out of 5 on theContinue reading “Lost Pubs. Thoughts & Anecdotes.”
World Book Day.So this annual festival happened this week and people wear outfits like literary characters. I got into it this time. I’m sure there is a scruffy twat in a book somewhere so I dressed up as him and went to work. That ended my involvement other than reading the Metro on the busContinue reading “This Weeks Waffle.”
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