A postcard from London

Just a short slide show of some of the places we went to and the sights we saw in our recent trip to London.  From treasures of the V and A which would fill a whole post,  to the Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields where some of Jack the Ripper’s victims frequented…..

The Star Inn: Resurgence!

The weather may have been windy, wild and blustering: the rain pelting down, but what an exciting day it was for The Star Inn!  Today another door opened on a new  exciting chapter in the pubs history!  They thought it was all over – but it wasn’t!  In truth, it’s only just starting!   The people enteredContinue reading “The Star Inn: Resurgence!”

The Star Inn Salford: It’s all Over………

Yes, the proverbial Fat Lady has just sang, and it’s not last orders!  The regulars have only been and gone and done it….saved the Star from being flattend or converted or whatever unknown fate awaited it!  Regulars got together and bid at for their beloved local when it came up at auction.  They put theirContinue reading “The Star Inn Salford: It’s all Over………”

The Star Inn, Salford: Time for Last Orders (or is It?)

The Star Inn back Hope Street Salford up for auction It is nearly 30 years since my father and I discovered this pub.  It became a firm favorite of ours and saw many a family celebration.  I’ve not been in for a few years, but I’m going in tonight.  It may be to say goodbye…but Continue reading “The Star Inn, Salford: Time for Last Orders (or is It?)”

It’s Showtime…at the Circus Tavern again!

Once again we went for a drink in the tiny Circus Tavern Manchester.  What a great little pub this is, so full of personality and personalities.   This time we sat in the backroom.  This is full of football memorabilia. As soon as you go into this pub, people start talking to you!  Complete strangers startContinue reading “It’s Showtime…at the Circus Tavern again!”

Last night I joined the Circus……

I went out last night..I won’t say ‘never again’, but NEVER AGAIN!  All I can put it down to is the hot weather and drinking a wee drop too much!  I’ve not had a hangover for years, I never drank alcohol at all for 5 years and never even missed it.  But last night IContinue reading “Last night I joined the Circus……”

Last Orders? I’m Not calling a Joey Holt’s to it!

working mans int and lets not kid ourselves My God!  I’ve been out and I’ve just come back and the Demon smoke is after me, and yes I’ve had a few! No demons are following this fine ship, only dolphins…… What are ‘they’ actually trying to do?  Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to go intoContinue reading “Last Orders? I’m Not calling a Joey Holt’s to it!”

A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?

Boho’s that we are (at heart) we were Pottering round Soho and popped into the French Bar, Dean Street. Packed out of course. The smokey atmosphere may be gone, thanks to the ban, but the pub still a kind of ‘aura’ lingering over it. This bar has a great history and some very interesting photo’sContinue reading “A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?”