BREWERY TAPS IN THE GBG ? THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER.

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.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES – OPENING HOURS DRAMA IN APPLEDORE

One of my favourite parts of the country next, the Romney Marshes made famous in Great Expectation discovers a new Beer Guide pub selling Doom Bar (secretly, via the back door). 20 minutes south of Ashford, Appledore Station offers you the twin pleasures of Snargate’s Red Lion (R.I.P. Doris) and Appledore (pop. 749), making a… Continue reading A SIGN OF THE TIMES – OPENING HOURS DRAMA IN APPLEDORE

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