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Taphouse 6: The Park Inn 

23 Jul 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Brewery Site Taphouse 6, again with a brewery actually onsite- Holdens.

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Taphouse 5: The Beacon Hotel 

23 Jul 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Twitter Taphouse 5, with a brewery actually onsite- Sarah Hughes.

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Beyond the Northern Wastes 

7 Jul 16

In the over 20 years I’ve lived in Walsall Wood, near to the 39x (previously)/10/10A (now) bus route , I’ve probably only caught the bus northwards towards Brownhills a handful of times, heading instead towards the bright lights of Walsall, and …

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A Personal Win 

22 Jun 16

I’m writing this on the eve of the EU referendum.

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A Tale of Two Crap Towns 

12 Jun 16

We’ve been away, and as I still didn’t fancy the long drive required for Scotland that we often take at this time of year, we went a bit closer- Morecambe.

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Taphouse 4: The Gunmaker’s Arms 

23 Apr 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Pub Website Taphouse 4, this time it’s Two Towers ‘ taphouse.

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Police State? 

19 Apr 16

I was both intrigued, pleased, and disturbed in equal measure by this post from the blog of West Midlands Police Traffic .

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A long, slow death… 

15 Apr 16

and a very welcome one.

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Self Serving 

23 Mar 16

Is it a necessity that if you design a self-service till for a shop, that you must fuck up the UI so badly that it’s totally unusable? I’m a techy.

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Taphouse 3: The Sow and Pigs 

19 Mar 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Pub Website Taphouse 3.

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Walsall Beer Festival 

10 Mar 16

It’s beer festival time! Walsall beer festival starts today at 5pm, running until Saturday.

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Bristol City 

7 Mar 16

We went away for a few days, and my better half suggested Bristol.

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7 Mar 16

Our trip to Bristol saw us head through Birmingham New St.

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Taphouse 2: Hail to the Ale 

13 Feb 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Pub Website Hail to the Ale! The second taphouse, keeping us on target! A bit more involved logistically, but not too hard.

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Taphouse 1: The Fountain, Walsall 

31 Jan 16

PubBlog Link WhatPub Link 100Pubs Link Given that The Fountain is an easy one to get to, and well loved by everyone on the 100 pubs tour, it was a ideal start for our taphouse adventure.

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Taphouse Tour 

31 Jan 16

Following on from last year’s 100 Pubs adventure , we decided on a twist in our ways to drink too much contribute to the pub trade and have a bit of a giggle.

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#100pubs2015: The Finale 

31 Dec 15

We did it.

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That Time of Year 

21 Dec 15

No, not the festive season.

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#100pubs2015: The Home Straight 

20 Dec 15

Despite a hangover (from all of four pints, FFS) on Saturday, I managed to get my errands done in time to get out by bus and meet Andy in Walsall for the start of another push at 100pubs2015 .

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Getting The Turtle’s Head 

13 Dec 15

Yesterday saw us at the Brownhills Christmas Market mid-morning, and having beer forced upon us by the nice chaps at Backyard .

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Not So Swift 

19 Oct 15

I bought a Swiftcard , because it seemed like a great idea.

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Diesel & Whine 

18 Oct 15

I was feeling like I’d missed out on the requisite quantity of dieselboners this year, so I was pleased to note that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum had their final running day of the year today, even if I did have to befoul my computer with …

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Near Beer 

8 Oct 15

We’ve been away, to Seaton , as I didn’t fancy a long drive to Scotland just yet , so the M5 beckoned.

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School of Hard NOx 

23 Sep 15

Oh dear, VAG seem to have cocked up , huh? The fact that the EPA in the US caught them gaming the system with emission testing is interesting, and given that they face a huge fine, and the CEO Martin Winterkorn, having recently ousted Ferdinand Piech…

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Let’s Rock 

10 Sep 15

Or not.