I would have asked Citra to join me on my visit to Andwell brewery, he only lives down the road in posh Hook, but he’d fled to Swindon on learning of my approach. Not sure a Brewery Tap near Basingstoke would have been top of his bucket list, or mine, but I’m delighted to find… Continue reading BREWERY TAPS IN THE GBG ? THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER.
One for Life After Football now. I don’t know if he ever played at the Ricoh, but if he did his cultured clearances could have gone over the top of the Jimmy Hill statue (is it still there ?) and ended up in the lane comprising Hales Industrial Estate. DO NOT PARK THERE, even on… Continue reading GHOST TOWN
My last Newcastle pub for GBG19 was an exciting 45 minute 37 minute hike through the Ouseburn and Jesmond to Exhibition Park, hitherto unknown territory for me. Ouseburn, of course, went posh in the new millennium with the arrival of a children’s museum, craft beer in the Cluny and pashminas in the Free Trade.… Continue reading PALACES, PRODIGY, PUBMEISTER @ THE WYLAM TAP
The train from Stechford to Brum drops you in the centre of “New” New Street Station, an unfortunate place to be dropped. For the third time in a row I failed to find the exit, wandering aimlessly past Leon’s and Five Guys and Prets before emerging blinking in Chinatown. So the half hour I’d allowed… Continue reading BRUMMIN’
Tricky one, this. The Connoisseur Ales Tap in St Helens prompted my post about opening times in the Good Beer Guide back in September. Back then I said “Now the Connoisseur can open whenever it likes, but having a place in the GBG open 11 out of 365 days is just daft. ” And I… Continue reading ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR
A number of you* have asked for more features on brewery taps on this blog, getting bored of all these pictures of churches, street art and Primark bags. This one’s for you, as Neil Young probably sang. I’d been warned about the back streets of Battersea by someone who shall remain nameless. I must be… Continue reading BATTERED BY BARREL-AGED BOURBON AT SAMBROOKS
Since I decided to go to one pub per post I’ve developed an impressive backlog. Only a week, but 20 pubs and counting. Makes BRAPA seem quite efficient. Not all ticks are as, er, exciting as the White Horse. The new wave of brewery taps and craft bars leave me a bit cold, as do… Continue reading MORE BREWERY TAPS UNDER WINDMILLS