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I was surprised by this jolly pub with a sun trap beer garden… and stocks

24 May 2024
I was surprised by this jolly pub with a sun trap beer garden… and stocks

I was surprised by this jolly pub with a sun trap beer garden… and stocks

24 May 2024

You’d think that if this column had taught me anything by now it would be that you should never judge a pint by its pump… or a pub by its facade.


A proper community pub with a proper community feel and packed in midweek. Bliss at the Butt

17 May 2024
A proper community pub with a proper community feel and packed in midweek. Bliss at the Butt

A proper community pub with a proper community feel and packed in midweek. Bliss at the Butt

17 May 2024

You’ve heard about the eye and the arm, but what about the Nelson Butt?


A bit of blue and a bit of Bond, but thankfully no lycra in sight in this former political pub

10 May 2024
A bit of blue and a bit of Bond, but thankfully no lycra in sight in this former political pub

A bit of blue and a bit of Bond, but thankfully no lycra in sight in this former political pub

10 May 2024

I’m noticing a bit of a worrying trend on the high street, but thankfully this Blue pub shirks that.


A picture perfect pub… but it could do with a good scrub

03 May 2024
A picture perfect pub… but it could do with a good scrub

A picture perfect pub… but it could do with a good scrub

03 May 2024

Few pubs look as picture postcard perfect as the Red Lion - but could it live up to its setting?

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Drinking is anything but torture in this former prison… which may even have a secret passage to freedom

26 April 2024
Drinking is anything but torture in this former prison… which may even have a secret passage to freedom

Drinking is anything but torture in this former prison… which may even have a secret passage to freedom

26 April 2024

I’m sure a few of you may have woken up behind bars after a heavy night, but have you ever had a beer in a former prison?


I’ve found a brilliant beer garden… now we just need the sun

19 April 2024
I’ve found a brilliant beer garden… now we just need the sun

I’ve found a brilliant beer garden… now we just need the sun

19 April 2024

Our attention is turning to long, boozy afternoons in the sunshine so I decided it should be my mission to find the perfect beer garden.


A brief encounter at this railway station micropub

12 April 2024
A brief encounter at this railway station micropub

A brief encounter at this railway station micropub

12 April 2024

“How can I make your day better with beer?”


My first BOGOF offer: Two pubs that are one mile but worlds apart

05 April 2024
My first BOGOF offer: Two pubs that are one mile but worlds apart

My first BOGOF offer: Two pubs that are one mile but worlds apart

05 April 2024

Every drinker likes a BOGOF offer, so I think it’s only fair I get in on the action.


Nothing can quite prepare you for what you’ll discover when you enter

29 March 2024
Nothing can quite prepare you for what you’ll discover when you enter

Nothing can quite prepare you for what you’ll discover when you enter

29 March 2024

Sometimes you just walk into a pub and know it’s going to be fun. And this one kept me entertained until the end.


I was too late or too early but still had a great time at this countryside pub

22 March 2024
I was too late or too early but still had a great time at this countryside pub

I was too late or too early but still had a great time at this countryside pub

22 March 2024

You don’t need me to tell you this pub serves up magnificent food. But is it any good for a drink?


Horsing around in a town set up for a night out

15 March 2024
Horsing around in a town set up for a night out

Horsing around in a town set up for a night out

15 March 2024

Anyone after a good night out won’t go too far wrong with a trot to this pub.


Nudity is fine but bad language isn’t at this lively pub

08 March 2024
Nudity is fine but bad language isn’t at this lively pub

Nudity is fine but bad language isn’t at this lively pub

08 March 2024

I’m not quite sure what it says about us as a society that these days this village has three chip shops, two Co-ops but just one pub.

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A lovely pint… but at that price?

01 March 2024
A lovely pint… but at that price?

A lovely pint… but at that price?

01 March 2024

Sometimes a drink costs the sort of silly money that makes you question whether you should neck it or insure it.

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A warm welcome and warmer fire from this dragon

23 February 2024
A warm welcome and warmer fire from this dragon

A warm welcome and warmer fire from this dragon

23 February 2024

I must admit to getting pangs of barfly envy at this pub.


A pub that knows its history… but there was a rat on the bar

16 February 2024
A pub that knows its history… but there was a rat on the bar

A pub that knows its history… but there was a rat on the bar

16 February 2024

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so pleased to see a rat in a pub.


A New York-style bar… off Broadway

09 February 2024
A New York-style bar… off Broadway

A New York-style bar… off Broadway

09 February 2024

For this week’s pint, I thought it was time I took a trip back to a place I’d not visited for at least 20 years.


Pub with the best views in the county will catch your eye – if you can stumble there

02 February 2024
Pub with the best views in the county will catch your eye – if you can stumble there

Pub with the best views in the county will catch your eye – if you can stumble there

02 February 2024

Arguably in one of the most picturesque settings, the pictures inside this pub aren’t bad either.


A trip back in time in this Tardis of a pub

26 January 2024
A trip back in time in this Tardis of a pub

A trip back in time in this Tardis of a pub

26 January 2024

Walking into the Plough Inn was like taking a trip back in time. A time I miss.


You could get well oiled in this former garage… which even has a camper van bar

19 January 2024
You could get well oiled in this former garage… which even has a camper van bar

You could get well oiled in this former garage… which even has a camper van bar

19 January 2024

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into this bar, and I’m not sure I was much wiser 10 minutes later.


A pub where everybody knows your dog’s name – I just wish I had a dog

12 January 2024
A pub where everybody knows your dog’s name – I just wish I had a dog

A pub where everybody knows your dog’s name – I just wish I had a dog

12 January 2024

I’d not even made it to the bar at the Whichcote Arms before I was having my groin sniffed and I should have expected nothing less.

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