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Simon Everitt
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BRAPA - Septic Legs & Calypso Dregs (From Darlo to Glasgow I Go-Go)
Sloans, Glasgow (Pub 1383) I've been waiting for life to settle down since about mid September, but what with London x3, a late Good Beer Guide release putting pressure on the cross-ticking, a Dorset holiday, a gammy knee, man flu, Project Calypso, Hull Cit...
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BRAPA - Drunk in St Neots (Part 2 of 2)
Patience in the pubs 'beer selection system'?  Ale Taster, St Neots Halfway through my pub ticking day, and it had been a great effort from the three villages, but how could the town of St Neots and its three GBG entries fare by comparison? Should've gone f...
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BRAPA - The Saint Knee-ots I Don't Like to Talk About (Part 1 of 2)
The fires are burning for this BRAPA pub of the year contender Back in Cambridgeshire for an eighth time in my quest to visit all their current Good Beer Guide pubs, and a fifth time with help from one of the loveliest men in the UK (not Philip Schofield bu...
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BRAPA - New Brighton, West Kirkby and a Liverpool Bonus (The Only Way is Sup - Part 2)
Why, Tom, it is a menu in a Magic Rock can stuck to a coaster (of course) Since my last blog, it has been pointed out that it wasn't Yazz who wrote 'The Only Way is Up', but in fact two blokes called George Jackson & Johnny Henderson who sound more like the...
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BRAPA - New Brighton : The Only Way is Sup (Yazz & the Plastic Scouse Population) Part 1 of 2
When Yazz penned the original lyrics to "The Only Way is Up", what most people don't know is that she was actually writing about a difficult period of pub ticking in the West Midlands: "Now we may not know, huh  Where our next ale is coming from But with yo...
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BRAPA - Two Dukes and an Ellington : Tales from the A14 (Part 2 of 2)
Everyone is a druglord (Yard of Ale, Peterborough) Half way through my Cambs day on Saturday 20th October, and with Martin in the driving seat, we sped away from the brilliant but slightly odd Duke's Head in Burton Latimer back along the A14 into Cambs. Thi...
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BRAPA - Two Dukes and an Ellington : Tales from the A14 (Part 1 of 2)
Me and Martin at the Duke's Head, Burton Latimer Saturday 20th October dawned full of sunshine, hope and pubby uncertainty, as one of the UK's nicest individuals (I mean Martin Taylor, not Noel Edmonds) picked me up from Huntingdon railway station to help m...
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BRAPA - October Review / November Preview (2018)
October has been traditionally the hardest month to get pub ticks in, so to come out of it with a 'club record'  46 pub ticks is amazing, considering I had things like Project Calypso at work, a bad case of man-flu and a dodgy knee I don't like to talk abou...
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BRAPA - Weymouth and the Kindness of Strangers
Midway through the afternoon on my final day of this wonderful Dorsetian adventure, and I still had three pubs left in the tank.  A short train ride took me back to the place it all began back on Tuesday, Weymouth.  I had to drag my buggered knee (which I d...
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BRAPA - Bruised Bananas, Big Willies and Long Burtons : A Phallic BRAP
Doom Bar turned round, nooooooo!  Royal Oak, Cerne Abbas Friday morning then, my final day in Dorset and I must say, along with Isle of Man back in Feb, my new favourite BRAPA county in the UK.  Thursday hadn't been quite so enjoyable as the Tue and Wed, bu...
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