MY FIRST ROTHAUS, MRS RM’S LAST DUCHESS DE BOURGOGNE

Esteemed lifestyle blogger Mrs RM has been enjoying the beery pleasures of Brighton. Like many of us, her output has dipped a little since the Maidenhead incident at the Honeypot.

When I arrived back from Southwick, she was ready with a tea suggestion all her own, though frankly it was exactly the one I’d have picked if I had any decision making powers in our marriage.

Bierhaus

Six seven nine minutes walk from MyBrighton to the Brighton Bierhaus, one of only 87 pubs in the city with the words “Bierhaus”, “Beer Dispensary”, “Brewery”, “Brewing” or”Brewski” in the title.

The Royal Pavilion isn’t one of those 87. Yet.

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The Pavilion

Beautiful exterior, rubbish sign, Proper Pub.

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Actually looks great looking back

I’m a bit taken aback to realise I only visited the Bierhaus back in March, it feels ages ago, so you might remember how I was impressed by the fact people weren’t talking about beer (it was Rihanna and kneecaps).

Tonight was quiz night.

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Well wrapped-up quizzers

It took us a few minutes to realise this horror, as those dreaded “Identify the Slipknot bassist” photo round sheets were handed around, and by then we’d ordered the Thom Yorke pizza to share. My Thom Yorke joke back in March went unnoticed, I see.

Apart from pizza delivered from up the hill in Kemptown, they have tremendously good staff who say “I have x on” rather than “We have x on” and warn you that you might be ordering the Rothaus wheat beer rather than the real thing.

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Something on cask that Mrs RM would have preferred on keg
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Note craft beer nuts

Yes, after Sir Quinno’s astonished “You’ve never had Rothaus !!! ” I’ve finally had Rothaus, the one with the cartoonish beer mat.

It’s a bit fizzy, isn’t it ?

The pizza took 30 minutes to arrive by scooter (not the band), so Mrs RM had already decided to have another.

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Something keg and strong with a silly name

Shall we do the quiz ?” said Mrs RM, always a sign we’re out too late.

How many band members are there on the first Green Day album ?

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Oooh, I know

She thought better of it then.

On the way to the Gents I glanced in the fridge.

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Sir Quinno would approve

A noble beer for Mrs RM, I thought, the only way to end an evening.

7 thoughts on “MY FIRST ROTHAUS, MRS RM’S LAST DUCHESS DE BOURGOGNE

    1. In all seriousness, once you get out of the Laine and head west there’s a lot of would looks like Croydon suburbs. I’m sure there was a pub to the north reckoned to be Britain’s roughest in the papers recently.

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