HOPWAS – WORTH THE HOP

Tonight, dear readers, I’m staying in lovely Chesterfield at Flags Lodge. The recent GBG pub across the road is bustling, and offers Draught Bass and Hartington IPA. Somehow, I have resisted. But a week ago I couldn’t resist the Hopwas Social Club, 2 miles walk from my Lichfield Premier Inn. Such is the life of… Continue reading HOPWAS – WORTH THE HOP

TOP 100 PUBS – THE EXPRESS TAVERN, BRENTFORD

Just when it was believed that cask had been killed completely by the Great Heatwave (and Peroni), I bring further evidence that cask lives ! And again it’s Bass that provides the proof.  Who’d a thought it ?  Not R. Coldwell Esq. But first, how did I get here ?  As the song goes. On… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – THE EXPRESS TAVERN, BRENTFORD

AN OFFICIAL BASS SHRINE – THE STAR INN, BATH

  It was two weeks ago I sampled the Bass from the jug in the Star, during which time you’ve had 30 new posts (oh !), and I still can’t get the magical taste of flat Bass out of my head. I’m back in Bristol tomorrow and highly tempted to change travel plans (from Newport),… Continue reading AN OFFICIAL BASS SHRINE – THE STAR INN, BATH

BOO ! BACK TO BUCKS WITH A BASS BANG

The pub blogging world is all a quiver tonight, as we ponder the eternal question; How do you top a blog title like this ?-  “Portland Bills, Thrills & Jelly Snakes” Yes, BRAPA’s team of interns has finally paid off. I’m going to be going through my own collection of Madchester* vinyl tonight for inspiration,… Continue reading BOO ! BACK TO BUCKS WITH A BASS BANG

“I’D BE LYNCHED IF I STOPPED SELLING DRAUGHT BASS”

Next up is one of those really dreadful things that pub tickers do occasionally; return to a pub they’ve already ticked. Sometimes that happens by accident, of course. Sometimes it’s because you know they’ve got this on; At least I hoped the Three Kings in Threekingham hadn’t decided to make it an “occasional” beer, or… Continue reading “I’D BE LYNCHED IF I STOPPED SELLING DRAUGHT BASS”