Category Archives: Beer and Pubs

Christmas Quiz 2016

How soon it all comes round again! For the fourteenth year in a row we are joining a group of increasingly decrepit friends for our annual Christmas Lunch at the Arden Arms in Stockport. I wonder how many of us … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz 2013

The other day I read that a tradition can be said to be anything that you have done at least three times. So , following on from that logic, here are links to the quiz I put together this year … Continue reading

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The Red Lion and a first chip

On Sunday 28th October, we went for Sunday lunch at the Red Lion in High Lane. This place continues to be one of the best places for Sunday lunch in the area. One of the reasons for its success is … Continue reading

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Why do Bloggers fall in love at Southern Eleven?

We had booked with three other couples to go and see the legendary, longest running-ever Agatha Christie play, The Mousetrap, at the Opera House and we were looking for somewhere to eat a “pre-theatre” meal.  More of both Pre-theatre menu  … Continue reading

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Sole to Soul at Solita

Back in life, back in reality, the OH ran one the first real American burger and pizza places in Manchester, the Posh Potato, which was frequented by, amongst many others,  Piccadilly Radio DJs, Rag Trade moguls, vagrant people who had … Continue reading

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…and I’ll take the low road

After leaving  the Selkirk Arms in Kirkcudbright, our drive across the Southern Uplands was a treat. In 20 miles we passed fewer than 20 cars, enjoyed views of Galloway’s thriving Red Kite population against rolling fields, forests and hills. An … Continue reading

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You’ll take the High Road…

We are relatively inexperienced travellers to Scotland. Aside from a couple of trips to Edinburgh, one day trip to Gretna Green to buy potatoes and my geology field trip to Arran in 1970 our knowledge of Scotland seems almost otherwise … Continue reading

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