Posts tagged ‘pub’

May 11, 2023

Wise words at the Lion & Lobster

by Jem Croucher
Met an old friend at the Lion & Lobster
he retired ages ago
but at the toss of a coin fairly soon I will join
and pensioner days I will know

But I'm not there yet at the Lion & Lobster
I'm still working you see
Though I'm still a great fan and am making a plan
and a pensioner soon I will be

October 25, 2022

London tales #4

by Jem Croucher
Sitting in a London pub
waiting with a jar
seemed the right thing there to do
the meeting place not far
Carnaby Street and Kingly Court
around the corner there
where in a bit I'll wander
a lovely meal to share

June 17, 2022

The Buck

by Jem Croucher
At the Buckingham Arms with my Bro for a beer
Our local, our pub - we both love it here
Conversation will flow and we'll have a good time
with a chat and a game over beer or a wine
It's our mindfulness tonic for mental health's sake
so we'll waste not a moment this pleasure to take

December 18, 2021

More’s the pity

by Jem Croucher
I'll not be going to the pub
this evening with my Bro
which is against my wishes
more's the pity yes, I know

But I'd much sooner keep myself
and loved ones safe from harm
so need to make the sacrifice
and not raise the alarm

For Omicron, the varient
is something I'd prefer
to never meet or entertain
and always to defer

January 28, 2020

Of pizzas and pubs

by Jem Croucher

And so it is to Bradford
on another winter night
I find myself at Noble Comb
with time to sit and write
It’s fairly packed this evening
with families eating out
and workers sharing pints of beer
their voices raised to shout

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November 15, 2017

The Tap & Spile

by Jem Croucher

Mirrored lights reflected
in the water here at night
The mystery is magical
and a captivating sight

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October 19, 2017

The Welly

by Jem Croucher

The feet upon the wooden floor
Are moving to the beat
as conversation struggles
for those who’ve found a seat
The man up on the microphone
is getting really loud
But the music’s really throbbing
and is pleasing to the crowd

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July 28, 2017

The Canalhouse

by Jem Croucher

It’s quite a surprise
when popping in for a beer
to find that the pub
has its own canal here!

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May 25, 2017

The Shilling

by Jem Croucher

I remember when I was a lad
how much a shilling gave
were I to spend it, even though
I was encouraged then to save

And so it was in West George Street
in Glasgow, Sunday night
The Shilling Brewing Co I found
built on an old bank site

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April 8, 2017

Ye Olde trip to Jerusalem

by Jem Croucher

Underneath the castle walls
in the bright sunshine
Eight hundred years and some have passed
of serving ale and wine

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April 1, 2017

A half pint of prawns

by Jem Croucher

A half pint of prawns
and a beer in the sun
At the Bridge on a weekend
with Spring just begun

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February 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher


We went on a long walk to Lewes
Along the old Drovers way
Following the ancient Trail of Juggs
on a wonderful sunny day

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January 28, 2017


by Jem Croucher


Sitting in Hobgoblin
with an IPA
Watching raindrops falling down
here I think I’ll stay

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March 5, 2015

York II

by Jem Croucher


Ye Olde Starre Inne in York
For three hundred seventy years
has been licensed as a posting house
and the serving up of beers

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November 28, 2014

Pub crawl poets

by Jem Croucher


A first for me and Jemverse
At The Duke with open mic
“Shoreham Pub Crawl Poets” gathering
For recitals and the like

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