the churchyard sapling

9th September 2017 Alec 2

There is a crabapple sapling in the grounds of St Albans cathedral that succeeds in stealing the limelight from its giant larch and beech neighbours. […]

CAMRA World Beer Festival

22nd August 2017 Alec 9

CAMRA’s future and what it should campaign for has been under review since last year’s Revitalisation Project. Whichever direction the group takes – and for […]


22nd August 2017 Alec 0

Ancoats in Manchester has a new addition: on Bengal Street, a new business has set up. From the outside it looks like the door to […]

festival fatigue

22nd August 2017 Alec 4

There is increasing fatigue expressed towards beer festivals which coincides with a boom in their numbers – everywhere has one now. That might be a […]