Bailey, the pub cat, Brighton


Bailey, the cantankerous and marvellous beast that lives at Heart & Hand, Brighton. Instagram: @baileythepubcat

Heart & Hand

Heart & Hand

At the Heart & Hand, the jukebox is generally so good, that you can ‘lucky dip’, by poking in any old numbers to get a good playlist. It only takes old pound coins though, but you can swap them at the bar. I was once asked to play here. I …

Britannia Inn, Dungeness

Rule Britannia

Britannia Inn, Dungeness. Dungeness is a place so weird, alien, topsy turvy, that I’m still processing it. The name is weird. It’s old Norse, ‘Nes’, meaning headland, and the ‘Dunge’ bit might be related to Denge Marsh, up to the Northeast. Dungeness is a headland, a cuspate foreland strictly speaking. …

stripes Royal Standard Hastings

Stripes trending

Stripes are trending at the Royal Standard today (I’m going to get flak for this, but it is literally the best pub in Hastings). I gathered everyone with stripes on for this shot. Check out the kid with the stripy tiger T-shirt! At the front are Emmet, who just had a …

Philip Crown Fine Art


Meet Philip. He sells Fine Art replicas via Direct Mail. You can buy it, you can try it and even if you don’t like it, can get your money back after twelve months. Photographed in The Bell, Reigate after two quadruple whiskeys and a burger and chips.

Elizabeth Walker and Alan Camberwell Arms London Summer 2016

Canary in Camberwell

Elizabeth and Alan. I love this shot! One of the most satisfying things in photography is when somethings just sings to you. This is one of those moments. London hit 33C today (it’s only 31C in the Amazon right now!). Everything is in slow motion. Everything is a bit crazy. …

The Colonnade, Brighton

The Colonnade

This marvel of a pub has been a home of refreshments since 1854. The exterior is Edwardian, but the interior is a mixture of Georgian, 1920s and sort of stopped evolving somewhere in the 1950s. Went for a quiet pint in this old favourite Brighton bar. Had an entertaining conversation …

Holy Drinker and Police Panda car

Holy Drinker

Meanwhile, outside the Holy Drinker, an old Morris Minor Police panda car, in a disabled parking bay. Captions, please!