Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ride On

Please forgive the rubbish photo. Here’s my 1981 P125X ‘Dino’ parked up at work, next to my colleague Gerry’s well sorted mid-70s Rally. I’ve just got Dino back on the road after almost a year on a SORN-enforced holiday. I … Continue reading

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First Pint Nerves

You certainly need cojones grande to open up a pub in today’s economic climate, so props to Antic Ltd for taking a punt on our corner of London. Leytonstone has long suffered from a lack of decent ale pubs. There’s … Continue reading

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Closing Time

You can’t remember the last Tetley’s you had. Probably it was a can of Smooth chosen as a least-worst option at a party. You’d like to say that the first pint of bitter you ever supped was made by Taylors, … Continue reading

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On The Way Home

A short film of me tootling along the Greenway last friday evening.  When I’m being lazy and feeling a bit chicken – which is most days, if I’m honest – I take this route because it swerves the Bow Roundabout … Continue reading

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Wait on a minute…

Forgive the double posting today – just had another press release from Antic saying that the Red Lion won’t open on the 8th after all – ‘additional changes’ need to be made, apparently. “It’s sad and frustrating news , but … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Share

With exactly one week to go, here’s the Red Lion, Leytonstone’s first beer order. Ales Truman’s – Summer Runner Redemption – Urban Dusk & Trinity Purity – Ubu, Mad Goose & Pure Gold Sharp’s – Doom Bar Fuller’s – London … Continue reading

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