3 Days Drinking in Warsaw Poland
May02

3 Days Drinking in Warsaw Poland

After several drinking trips around the UK, it was time to climb on a cheap plane and do something more exotic… well I might be the only person to call Poland exotic, but it’s certainly a bit more different than Leeds or London! My brother organised the 3 day trip to Warsaw, as he’s an experienced traveller, and wanted to take me somewhere for my birthday (4 month’s later mind you!).  Reading online, Warsaw has...

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Leeds Pub Trip 2; Old Favourites & New Treats
Jul13

Leeds Pub Trip 2; Old Favourites & New Treats

My younger brother’s birthday was a great excuse to re-visit my no. 1 drinking away day, the beer rich city of Leeds. My last visit was a very pleasant surprise for me, finding real gems within walking distances of the train station, and I was keen to repeat the visit, this time taking in a few bars I missed out on. As we managed to get an earlier train, we decided to hold off our planned lunch stop at Friends of Ham (more of...

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A Visit to Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury
Jun28

A Visit to Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury

I was lucky enough to recently visit the latest Brewhouse & Kitchen brewpub on it’s official opening night, a renovated tram-house building very close to the Highbury tube station. I was invited down by Su-Lin, a lovely PR star who looks after the pub chain and many other trendy venues and events in London.  She knew I was already a fan of the Islington sister pub, having been there four times over the last year or so. The...

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Pubs Visit; An Afternoon in Edinburgh
Apr21

Pubs Visit; An Afternoon in Edinburgh

I’ve been off on one of my day trips to visit some good pubs and try some great beer – this time my wife came along, as we were celebrating her birthday with a trip up to Edinburgh, and a night stay in a very swanky suite at ‘The Witchery’, which is a gothic castle of a place to stay at. I did a bit of research, and came up with a few pubs which looked like winners, a craft pub or two, and a proper local pub in...

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Away Day;  Couple of Norwich Gems
Apr06

Away Day; Couple of Norwich Gems

A long Easter weekend is a great time to get away somewhere different and find some new pubs and beers to drink, and being one not to shy away from a challenge, I hopped on a train and visited the historical city of Norwich. I’ve heard good things about the city beer wise, and I’m glad to say I didn’t see a single pint of Green King (OK so a bit of snobbery there – I’m just not a fan of their beers). I...

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Krispy Visits; Leeds Craft Pubs
Feb17

Krispy Visits; Leeds Craft Pubs

UPDATE:  I returned to Leeds in July 2015, see my write-up here (where we do visit and eat at Bundobust). I sometimes have ideas which come to me on a Sunday evening, and just have to make them happen.  So when I thought I’d like to visit one of the latest new pubs in “the tap” chain, the Tapped Leeds (others being York Tap, Sheffield Tap, Euston Tap), I jolly well jumped on the train up to Leeds the very next day....

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