When it comes to shopping, the internet has changed the world a lot. No more do you need to wander aimlessly round shopping malls and high streets. Rare goods can be purchased from specialist retailers based around the world. Just click the mouse and get it delivered straight to your. Well unless you're out when it arrives...
Posts about "pubs"
Politics can causes heated arguments and divisions. When the pub trade is in a bad state and needs to attract as many people through the doors as possible, maybe pub landlords everywhere might be a bit better off being a bit more BBC?
GMG to drop original programming and cut staff at Channel M – guardian.co.uk Says something about local TV in the UK if Guardian Media Group can't even make it work in a city the size of Manchester. Sam Smiths Pubs Locations Sam Smiths are a strange company. They don't do music. They don't advertise. Food is usually very basic. It's hard to buy their beers anywhere other than their pubs. They only sell their own products, with the odd exception of McCoy's crisps. They don't even have a website. Their pubs don't even have their logo on it. They don't particularly innovate. At all. And they haven't put their prices up (bar duty) for about 18 years, so you can get a pint for less than £2. Oh and they have some of the finest, best looking and well looked after pubs you'll find in the UK. But you'd never know where they are. Unless someone created a website to tell you… Top marks to James Gretton then! A brief view of the power of Samuel Smiths Old Brewey – Tadcaster From BBC's Inside Out Yorks and Lincs, a different insight into the strange world of Sam Smiths, and their... View Article
When I lived in Ealing and wanted to go to the pub, the discussion between meself and Catherine usually went 'Pub?' 'Yeah. Go on then.' Then we'd leave the house. Near six years in Merton and the conversation still goes "'Pub?" "Yeah. Which one?'
A brewery? In Ulverston? I pondered this for a short time as my research before arriving hadn't mentioned anything of the sort. It was then that I suddenly thought... could it be Hartley's?
In 2000 Catherine and myself visited Dungeon Ghyll, and we'd been told by her dad that we had to pop into one of the pubs in the area - the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Back then I wasn't that impressed. Nine years on, I was going to revisit...
It's our final stop on the London pub tour as we arrive in Borough.
More of Capital's top pubs - this time those in the City of London.
I couldn't really finish this series of "10 Years in London" blog posts without talking about something I probably do most of out of all the leisure opportunities available. Go to the pub.
In the third of the series, it's time for the community pub with a great feel to it - the Princess.