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A pub is for life, not just for Christmas

With the tree down, but pine needles still lacerating my bare feet, it’s the perfect time for a catch-up on festive pubgoing. Christmas and new year are fascinating times for lovers of the pub. We see our boozers heaving with happy, sociable folk, enjoying an easy journey from stranger to friend, radiant in the simple … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 5 July 2010

Pub visits this week 4 Locations Sheffield A fairly quiet week in pubs, this one. I’ve finally got round to starting on The Longest Crawl by Ian Marchant, though. It may be the best book about pubs I’ve ever read. Mind you, I think I’ve only read one other. Do you know any decent reads … Continue reading

A Week in Pubs: w/c 7 June 2010

Pub visits this week: 7 (all in Sheffield) For a few years starting with Euro 96, I would troop religiously to the New Talbot, my old local in Birmingham, every single time there was a football match involving England on TV. But since I moved away from the Broadfield last year to the other side … Continue reading