Brewdog Opens Bar in York
Dec20

Brewdog Opens Bar in York

I’m sure I’ve posted here about enjoying a day drinking in York, home of many old traditional pubs, and the fantastic York Tap pub in the station. Well Brewdog have extended their crafty empire into the walled city, bringing their beer and well recognised style to more drinkers. BrewDog launched its 48th bar worldwide in the city of York, on Friday 9th December The new bar will serve an epic range of craft beer across 14...

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Huge 22 Tap Thornbridge Take-over at the Stoneworks Bar, Peterborough
Dec19

Huge 22 Tap Thornbridge Take-over at the Stoneworks Bar, Peterborough

My only local craft beer bar here in Peterborough, The Stoneworks, with it’s impressive 22 tap stone bar is putting on another ‘event’ night to follow previous tap-takeovers and social nights this year.   On Thursday 22nd Dec it is hosting the fantastic ‘cross over’ brewery Thornbridge, who are bringing enough key-keg and keg beers to take over all 22 taps! I say ‘cross-over’, because...

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New Craft Bar and Micropub for Peterborough!
Jul22

New Craft Bar and Micropub for Peterborough!

FINALLY some good news beer-wise for my home town of Peterborough! After seeing a string of pub closures, we’ve finally seen some new watering holes spring up, and the good news is they are quality independents rather than large chain pubs. The Bumble Inn The first to open was the Bumble Inn (originally to be the Bimble Inn), a micro-pub near the town’s bus station.  The Bumble is owned and run by Tom from the towns well...

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Peterborough Pub Beer Festivals Coming in Sept 2015
Sep15

Peterborough Pub Beer Festivals Coming in Sept 2015

There are two pub beer festivals coming very soon in my home town of Peterborough, and both will be very much worth visiting.  Both have a great following – and both will welcome all real ale drinkers (and music lovers) from near and far.  UPDATE:  The Coalheavers festival has now been and gone, and very good it was too! I have to give my local the star billing first; The Hand and Heart pub in Highbury St (hidden away behind...

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Jolly Brewer 2015 Beer Festival
Sep15

Jolly Brewer 2015 Beer Festival

I visited the Jolly Brewer pub in 2014, which just happened to be during their beer festival (no accident that!), so when I knew the date of their 2015 festival, I made sure I cleared the diary! The pub sells real ale throughout the year, but their festival is a special treat, with some 70 beers on offer, both inside from the taps on rotation, and also outside in a new larger marquee.  Pride of place was a new craft keg wall, with 13...

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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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