A GOLDEN FINISH IN FISHPONDS

  And so to my final GBG pub in Gloucestershire.  103 Guide entries, 11 newbies this year, so actually not a lot of churn when you consider that tally includes Bristol, where you expect at least 11 new craft/tap/micros annually. I’d timed my trip to Snuffy Jacks to coincide with a rare Sharon Van Etten… Continue reading A GOLDEN FINISH IN FISHPONDS

TINY REBEL CITRA MILKSHAKE IPA IN THE VICTORIA

  You never want to end an evening on a sour note.  Having completed Bristol, and therefore Gloucestershire, I scoured What Pub for pre-emptive potential. Sadly, places called “Clifton Sausage”, “Amoeba” and “Illusions Magic Bar”  (honestly)offered little potential, so I did a revisit of the Victoria.  Yes, sometimes I go back to the same place… Continue reading TINY REBEL CITRA MILKSHAKE IPA IN THE VICTORIA

DRIZZLE IN BRIZZLE; A LANSDOWN HOROSCOPE

  It had all been going so well since “Drainpour Friday“, as legend now calls it. A week of  good beer in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Somerset, with barely a dip below NBSS 3. And so to Gloucestershire’s final tick, the Lansdown in Clifton. Staying in Weston gives you a £7.10 off-peak return to Bristol (“outrage”… Continue reading DRIZZLE IN BRIZZLE; A LANSDOWN HOROSCOPE

SAVED PENALTIES & SAVED PUBS IN UPPER SOUDLEY

You left me on Day 3 of the Forest of Dean Big Tick, having just been warned by a pub cat to “beware the back streets of Cinderford“.  It took me to realise that’s what those miaows meant, I don’t speak cat and had to use Shazam. Next stop, Upper Soudley’s White Horse., tucked between… Continue reading SAVED PENALTIES & SAVED PUBS IN UPPER SOUDLEY