Monthly Archives: December 2011

First Thursday, Jan 5, Staines

Dear all,

After extensive consultation with the regulars, I am breaking with tradition and making January First Thursday the 5th Jan-hope you can still all come. Meet in The Bells, 124, Church Street, TW18 4YA at 7.45 pm for some food as well as some beer. Let me know if you can come and also if you want to eat as I will book a table.

Hope you all have a very Happy Christmas.

See you there


"Hey, that's my pint!"

The industrious backroom boys at are proud to present their Christmas Quiz. Simply study the photos and, using your skill and judgement, decide where the photo was taken and whose pint glass (or wine glass) is featured. In some of the photos, there may be two or more glasses – you only have to guess one imbiber. A bottle of London Pride for the winner!

Have a great Christmas one and all!

The competition is now closed. The answers are:

Photo 1: 2005, Budapest; Alan – I think (l), Dave (r)
Photo 2: 2003, Whitby; Rae (l), Lesley (r)
Photo 3: 2009, Knockerdown; Maddo
Photo 4: 2006, Symond’s Yat; Alf

I had so many correct entries that I’ve decided the fairest thing is to keep the prize for myself. Cheers!