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Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Festival 2017
I was looking through the London Drinker. That is one great magazine; it's the mag of the London Branch of Camra and it is given away free in a lot of real ale pubs. It has adverts for beer festivals...
2 years ago 2
 
Isle of Wight, 14th & 15th October 2017
I had a week off coming up and I was going to go to Cromer. BUT THEN I saw an advert in London Drinker for The buses are free and travel from pub to pub! Unfortunately, the hotel I booked, although...
2 years ago
 
Good Beer Guide Survey
CAMRA are asking for views on how the Good Beer Guide "should evolve to mee t the needs of its readers in future editions. To help us do this, we are u ndertaking an online survey of our readers to...
2 years ago 5
 
Discourse
Just out of interest, how many of the occasional visitors to this ng are now contributing to CAMRA's "Discourse" message board? Or lurking there? Not me. I've never heard of it. I may have a look for...
2 years ago 18
 
My Local BF
2 years ago
 
Epping to Ongar QEII Beer Festival
28th, 29th and 30th July 2017. Celebrating 60 years (apparently) since the Epping-North Weald-Ongar line f irst opened. Steam Trains, of course, but the poster in London Drinker shows what looks like...
3 years ago 1
 
Mine's A Light & Bitter!
I was drinking a Snecklifter, 5.1%, in the JJ Moons at Tooting. My mate left, and he left a half of cold Guinness on the table. The snecklifter wasn't that good, so I mixed them together to make a...
3 years ago 2
 
Cheapest pint ?
What the cheapest regular pint in a pub you have been too recently ? last week I got a round of Sammy Smith's mixed in the Boars Head, Stockport (not a 'Spoons). Cost was £6.68 for the 4 or...
3 years ago 4
 
Budweiser
I was a beer snob, in the days of my youth. If I drank a lager it would normally be a Czech one such as Urquell or Budweiser Budvar. Many people thought that the Czech Budweiser was superior to the...
3 years ago 2
 
Worthington White Shield
Worthington White Shield was my favourite bottled beer. I never even saw the Green Shield, but I believe there was one. I think that Worthington White Shield is being made again, possibly under the...
3 years ago 7
 
A Good Yorkshire Beer
On Sunday 23rd April I went to a beer festival at The Sultan, London SW19. It is SL CAMRA's Pub of the year. I had many good beers there. But one stood out: Nettle Thrasher, 4.4% from Elland Brewery...
3 years ago 5
 
Norwich
I've just arrived in Norwich. What's the best beer? My mind was made up for me. I went into JDW's Queen of the Iceni and they h ad Golden Jackal from the Wolf Brewery, 3.7%, at £1.29. Yes. Just unde...
3 years ago 3
 
How clean is your pub?
If you go to you can check the hygiene rating of your local pub. My nearest pub got a 4, but the pub I normally use only got a 2! My local kebab shop scored a dastardly 1, so I might have to change....
3 years ago 3
 
Rushden Cavalcade - Real Ale Bar 29 April - 01 May
The Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show takes place on Saturday 29 April, Sunday 30 April, and Monday 01 May 2017 just off the A6 just south of Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10...
3 years ago
 
Young's Special
I am currently in the Wibbas Down Inn in upmarket Wimbledon. I'm drinking Y oung's Special. Guess how much? One pound ninety nine pee! That's right. £1.99. When did you last pay that for that? It's...
3 years ago 4