• Blues to Bliss
    Blues to Bliss

    Remembering New Orleans gave me a taste for funk – plus jazz, blues and an excellent beer. The thought of not being able to go back made me feel blue for a moment – but that’s all gone now!

  • Sloe Porter at Reading Station
    Sloe Porter at Reading Station

    Despite my misgivings about Reading, the Wetherspoons is good and the Adnams Sloe Porter very good.

  • Pumpkin and Climate Change
    Pumpkin and Climate Change

    Today is one of those great days when your local has five excellent beers – three from Devon and two from Cornwall. The two best beers, in my view, were from Newton Abbot, and that’s not just me being biased (although I probably am!). The Union in Newton Abbot usually has a good selection of…

  • Beer, Swann and Hoagies
    Beer, Swann and Hoagies

    Maltings Beer Festival 2011, Newton Abbot, April 14-16 I managed to get through only about 14 or so great beers over two days – and I am pleased to say there was not a bad one amongst them. I also got to see Nicky Swann live and indulge in some of the best sausage hoagies…

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