Thursday, 14 March 2019

Alnwick Daytrip

A nice day tip to Alnwick where I managed to tick off nine pubs, It should have really been the required ten, but our second bar - The Plough - was a pub without any beer! 
It's a nice 3 mile cross country walk from Alnmouth Station, but I would only recommend the scenic route if there hasn't been any rain for a least a month, due to an obstacle course of puddle pools and clarts. 

OAKS HOTEL

THE PLOUGH

WHITE SWAN

THE GEORGE INN

BLACK SWAN

DIRTY BOTTLES

THE MARKET TAVERN

MR FOX

THE JOHN BULL INN

TANNERS ARMS*

Monday, 11 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Stockport Counting

16TH/17TH FEBRUARY 2019

 A terrific weekend in Stockport, which must rank as one of the most friendliest town's I've visited during my many trips around the U.K.
We ticked off 14 pubs which included 7 GBG's and a trip along to Hazel Grove, where the Grove Alehouse was a gem - a pub where we would have happily spent the entire night, if it wasn't for our pub crawl mission. We must also salute the Olde Vic and The Magnet for their fine ales and decor.

HOPE INN*

 THE MAGNET*

WILFRED WOOD(JDW)

GROVE ALEHOUSE

BLOSSOMS*

YE OLDE VIC*

PROJECT 53

ANGEL INN

 THE COCKED HAT

 REMEDY BAR*

 BAKER'S VAULT*

 ROBINSONS BREWERY VISITORS CENTRE

 
 THE PETERSGATE TAP*

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

In Manchester

JANUARY 19TH/20TH 2019

The pub total we chased during our cellar hopping ale trail in Manchester was at least 15 GBG pubs, with the breadknife also needing to tick off the 5 JDW's (which I've already done) She managed to comfortably do the 'Spoons along with 17 of the cities GBG's (including two in Salford)
The only three of the list of 20 GBG pubs we missed were the Eagle Inn (closed for private party) Sandbar (too far off our beaten track) and the Angel (ran out of time before our train home)

GREY HORSE

MOLLY HOUSE

LASS O'GOWRIE

THE KNOTTT BAR

CASK

SALFORD ARMS(SALFORD)

THE NEW OXFORD (SALFORD)

GAS LAMP

THE BRINK

PEVERIL OF THE PEAK

CITY ARMS

CAFE BEERMOTH

PICCADILLY TAP

PORT ST. BEER HOUSE

CROWN & KETTLE

THE SMITHFIELD MARKET TAVERN

MARBLE ARCH

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Hit The North(allerton)!

The first ale trail of the year was a trip to Northallerton for Honest Paul's birthday. I picked out ten pubs to visit during our four and a half hour stay, but sadly I failed the complete this task. In the end we visited seven pubs, but I did tick off the 3 GBG* pubs in the town.

NAGS HEAD

 DURHAM OX

 TICKLE TOBY INN

 STUMBLE INN*

 ODDFELLOWS ARMS*

 TITHE*

POTTING SHED