PALACES, PRODIGY, PUBMEISTER @ THE WYLAM TAP

  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

ST. HELENS – ONE FOR THE GBG CONNOISSEUR

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

BATTERED BY BARREL-AGED BOURBON AT SAMBROOKS

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