Category Archives: Pubs

Synchronicity

Last night, we bumped into Brian, in a bar in Bournemouth. What’s unusual about that, you ask. Well, we only know Brian from our local in Gateshead.

He’s working here for a few weeks.

There are many pubs in Bournemouth. Synchronicity.

Wortley Almshouses

Can’t believe that the Wortley Almshouses is still closed.

So, instead of paying £2.20 for Sam Smith’s stout, I have £4.40 Guinness in the Brewery Tap.

Now, I do like Guinness, but not for twice the price of a nicer beer. Still, the Brewery Tap’s a nice enough place.

Thrapston

For the second night this week, we’ve stayed in a pub. Tuesday was the Wrens in Leeds, while last night/this morning is the Courthouse Inn, in Thrapston.

It’s quite nice.

Las night involved a trip to Islip, where we found a nice old pub. Run by a man from Gateshead.

Wrens

We’re staying in a pub tonight. A nice one too, the Wrens.

Thought I’d have a pint of Guinness while I wait for my second in command’s arrival (from Manchester). Unfortunately, the keg ran out. On the other hand, the Guinness was free.

There’s a discount at the bar for guests to. Might stay here again.

Durham

The Colpitts Hotel, a rather excellent Sam Smith’s pub in Durham.

As is often found in their pubs, a nice fire.

The Swan and Three Cygnets is also a good Sam Smith’s pub.

And then there’s the Tin of Sardines, which is allegedly the smallest bar in Durham. A gin bar.

We like gin. And the Head of Steam.

Wsitting for a train. In the Waiting Room.

Fortunately there is beer.

Feck

The Worley Almshouses has apparently been closed for a few months. According to the bloke outside who said it was due to reopen a few days ago. He was meeting a mate from Malta there.Anyway, it hasn’t reopened yet. Even worse, a missed opportunity.

If only this had happened next year.Anyway, we found another Sam Smith’s pub, the Botolph Arms.

Beautiful.