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Posted by Wanderer on Mon May 20, 2019 7:49 am
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Highlights of Saturday's visit to London ...

West Berkshire Good Old Boy 4.0%, a nice and malty best bitter in the Depot near Caledonian Road tube station.

Golden Arsenal Session 3.8%, a malty and pleasant session ale in the Arkstar adjacent to Holloway Road tube station.

Orkney Dark Island 4.6%, an old favourite and a dark ale with chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavours in Spouters Corner, Wood Green.
Posted by Wanderer on Mon May 27, 2019 11:13 am
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A few recently enjoyed ales ...

White Rose Buddha The Stout 4.8%, jet black in colour, chocolate, coffee, berries and spice, in the Queens, Doncaster. Very nice!

White Rose Best Bitter 4.3%, a mid-brown best bitter. Some roasted malt, caramel and fruit. A smooth quaffable drink (also in the Queens).

Old Mill La Bolsa 4.5%, a dark brown coffee porter, in the Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Chocolate & coffee, some roasted malt and toffee. Nice if slightly on the thin side for a porter.

Lymestone Stonefish Mild 4.4%, in the Lower Angel, Warrington. Surprisingly pours amber. Some chocolate & malt, biscuit, toffee, banana plus a subtle nuttiness. Ticks a lot of boxes.
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Enjoyed a few decent ales in the Lower Angel, Warrington on Wednesday evening ...

Cross Bay Two - Four 4.0%, a sweet brown ale, referred to as Canadian due to the maple in it. Nutty by virtue of pekan. Very nice.

Blackedge Dark Rum 4.6%, an excellent rum infused porter.

I also had the best pint of Brains The Rev. James I've had for quite some time.
Posted by Wanderer on Fri May 31, 2019 6:28 pm
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Highlights of an evening in Sheffield yesterday ...

Thornbridge Ena 4.6% and Thornbridge Lord Marples 4.0% in the Bath Hotel. The former is a mahogany coloured sweet milk stout with chocolate, lactose and malt combining beautifully. The latter one of my favourite best bitters.

The Bath Hotel is now a Thornbridge pub.

Hardy & Hanson's Olde Trip 4.3%, in the Frog & Parrot. Another old favourite, a best bitter, sometimes referred to as a premium ale. This has biscuit, caramel and toffee amongst its flavours.
Posted by Wanderer on Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 am
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Chantry Iron & Steel 4.0%, a malty best bitter with caramel and toffee flavours, was on Good form in the Tut n Shive, Doncaster last night.

We also popped in to see Dave & Ruth in the (Little) Plough next door following their move from the Corner Pin. A delayed first night there for them and the situation at the pub currently is a complicated mess in truth. Hopefully, all will be resolved quickly.
Posted by Wilf Grimshaw on Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:34 pm
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Wanderer wrote:
Chantry Iron & Steel 4.0%, a malty best bitter with caramel and toffee flavours, was on Good form in the Tut n Shive, Doncaster last night.

We also popped in to see Dave & Ruth in the (Little) Plough next door following their move from the Corner Pin. A delayed first night there for them and the situation at the pub currently is a complicated mess in truth. Hopefully, all will be resolved quickly.


Is Nick still the owner Gary or have Dave and Ruth taken over completely?
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Posted by Wanderer on Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:08 pm
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Is Nick still the owner Gary or have Dave and Ruth taken over completely?

Nick is still the owner with Dave & Ruth taking over the management of the pub.
Posted by Wilf Grimshaw on Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:11 pm
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Nick is still the owner with Dave & Ruth taking over the management of the pub.


Thanks.
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While in Paphos Cyprus last week found a pub with Wadworth IPA
A very nice drink as well, don't know if anyone has come across it here anywhere?
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While in Paphos Cyprus last week found a pub with Wadworth IPA
A very nice drink as well, don't know if anyone has come across it here anywhere?

Not one I've had although I have had their Burnt Orange IPA, as part of the Wetherspoons Autumn 2018 Festival, which was nice. I'm also a fan of the brewery's 6X (An amber ale).
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