Tag: pub

  • Newton Abbot Architecture

    Newton Abbot Architecture

    An overheard conversation on a train prompted me to take photographs of architecture in Newton Abbot. Some people do not speak highly of the town but it has many buildings to be proud of.

  • Sloe Porter at Reading

    Sloe Porter at Reading

    Despite my misgivings about Reading, the Wetherspoons is good and the Adnams Sloe Porter very good.

  • Doing the Lambeth Walk

    Doing the Lambeth Walk

    I walked over 17 kilometres today, which is pretty good going, especially on the hard streets of London. I enjoyed it though, walking from Kennington to Vauxhall, then from Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge, then meandering up through the West End. It was a warm and quite bright day, although it doesn’t much look it from […]

  • Old Uncle Tom Cobbly & All

    Old Uncle Tom Cobbly & All

    One of the finest pubs in England, and a short minibus ride from Newton Abbot…

  • A Tale of Two Pubs

    A Tale of Two Pubs

    Not far from Charing Cross station are two pubs very close to each other that, on the face of it, might appear to have a lot in common. But one is very much better than the other or, put another way, more to my taste. As you walk past The Marquis and The Harp it should […]

  • Pumpkin and Climate Change

    Today is one of those great days when your local has five excellent beers – three from Devon and two from Cornwall. The two best beers, in my view, were from Newton Abbot, and that’s not just me being biased (although I probably am!). The Union in Newton Abbot usually has a good selection of […]

  • Tom Cobbly

    Tom Cobbly @ Spreyton, Devon A long way to go for a pint (or eight actually…) but well worth it! From Newton Abbot to Spreyton via Moretonhamstead in two minivans, the cream of the Union drinkers swapped bar stools for the day. The pub is in the middle of nowhere in a hamlet with a […]

  • Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    As you can see this is a rather nice looking pub and, despite the fact it is a Nicholson’s I thought it would be worth a visit. It’s THE CLACHAN in Kingly Street, Soho, just behind Liberty’s (central London). I was in town for a meeting and joined an old friend for a few pints […]