Archive for April, 2011

This weekend I popped over to Southport for the day, and have spotted my spiritual home for when I visit again for the weekend in June. There are several things I look for in a good pub, wide selection of beer, a nice view and a good atmosphere are just some of them.  This you […]

When I started going out drinking in Leicester as a 17 year old, I never really went for lager in a big way.  The only places it held the rule was when drinking at friend houses or pubs / clubs where I knew they didn’t keep a good pint of beer.  Otherwise I tended to […]

The clocks have gone forward, and we have are having a timely 2 week warm spell, which is destined to end by the time these words get printed.  The spring / summer season has now started officially.  This is marked by a couple of events, first, the launch of a new Pimms marketing campaign, and […]

I’ll open this week by again congratulating the Ring O’Bells for winning the CAMRA pub of the season award.  This pub, despite only being re-opened 8 months ago, has become one of the best real ale pubs in Halifax.  Its established itself along side the Three Pigeons and Pump Room as pub where you a […]

This issue we will be doing a circular walk from Hipperholme, taking in Norwood Green, Lightcliffe and Hove Edge before completing the loop. The total distance is just over 5 miles (8 km) and takes in up to 5 pubs. The start and end involve visits to a couple of the best real ale pubs […]