BASS & BALTI AT BURY ST EDMUNDS BEER FESTIVAL

Yes, that gentleman is actually pouring me a pint of lovely flat Bass yesterday*, at the excellent Bury St Edmunds Beer Festival. I don’t really get Beer Festivals, as you’ll know.  In the words of the immortal Richard Coldwell  “Beer Festivals Are Killing Pubs !”. But Bury (not that one) is close, the folk are… Continue reading BASS & BALTI AT BURY ST EDMUNDS BEER FESTIVAL

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