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  • Court Inn, Durham

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    A friendly pub next to the jail (wait...what?) with two real ales.   Clearly big on food & promotions of alcopop, but we liked it & sat outside by a horse stood there whilst waiting for a wedding around the corner.   The horse, not us.

  • July 2008: Sainsbury's to sell more premium beers

    6 months ago
    Comments: 1

    Talking Retail have a story on their website that Sainsbury's have looked at 100 different premium beers and will choose 15 to go into their stores in August 2008.   This can only be good news for good beer drinkers and the people who brew it.   People are changing there habits to drinking less but of higher quality beers and this is obviously reflecting that.

    The beers are;

  • Poperings Hommelbier

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    Easy drinking with a good balance of hop over a pale, but not too light, finish.

  • The Armoury, Shrewsbury

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    A large smart eating pub with lots of bare brick, proper wood & books.   A good selection of beers including the ever popular Salopian Shropshire Gold.   Good beer in a good environment.   Not suprisingly, busy at lunchtime.

  • The Shrewsbury Hotel, Shrewsbury

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    Wetherspoons has been criticised for poor service in the past but this took the biscuit.   We waited ages to get served amongst a huge crowd of punters at 11.30 in the morning.   It appeared to be one girl's first day serving - talk about a baptism of fire!

    Good beer at reasonable price but you know where the savings have been made.

    Wood's Shropshire Lad was smashing here, Titanic White Star good too.

  • The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    Surely the best pub in Shrewsbury!   Modern with film posters on the walls and flowers on the tables.   A good selection of beers.   Dark Star's Hophead was there when we visited - a splendid pint but difficult to find in the south let alone 200 miles away from the brewery.

  • Ridgeway Bad Elf

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    IPA in the English style with a good earthy hoppiness but not too much bitterness in this pale beer.

  • Lower the legal drinking age

    6 months ago
    Comments: 1

    I think the drinking age should be lowered to 14 years old.   As long as its in a pub with a responsible adult in supervision.   This may not go down to well in some pubs, but then not all pubs are family orientated.

  • The Plough, Milton Keynes

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 3

    Friendly pub-restaurant with 4 real ales and bottles of decent lager.   You can eat in the proper restaurant or in the bar area.   The only pub named after a contellation I can think of.   Friendly barman even provided waiter service when he wasn't busy.   Everards Tiger was the best beer of the evening.

    DM

  • Beer Beer Beer

    6 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 1

    Rathergood produces some, well, rather good ditties and cartoons that are charming and funny.   Here is a song and video about beer: www.rathergood.com/beer/