The backstreets of Reading are home to a new brewery and taproom, the Brewery is Phantom , its taproom is called The Haunt. All housed within the same large industrial unit just ten minutes or so’s walk from the train station. Once having negotiated the aforementioned backstreets I found the place. Was it actually open?… Continue reading Ghost Hunting
On leaving The Park Tavern , with an hour or so to kill before my target micropub opened at 4.00 , I took in some sights of Chichester, the photo above is obviously a lie as the astute among you will realise it was taken earlier in the day, the image below is also another… Continue reading Killing Time For Ultimately No Reason What So Ever In Chichester
Returning to the now open Chichester Inn I at last found something resembling a proper pub. A two roomed pub, a nice small one at the front with a much larger room at the rear used for hosting live music. I stuck to the front with a pint of Red Cat Free Fall, the… Continue reading Inn And Around The Pubs Of Chichester
My last trip of 2019 found me in Chichester, a last minute decision as I was going to Salisbury, but I’d been there before several times and Chichester would be new pub territory for me, the only possible foreseen pitfall was that this would be a totally unplanned trip. I walked past the first open… Continue reading Open All Hours?
Its not been a particularly prolific year for me in beer and pub terms but its been ok, here are just a few of my highlights of the past year. Best Local(ish) Pub… Continue reading Top Stuff Of The Year
It was a dull and wet day in Borough, South East London, making the most of a break in the rain, I left my first port of call, The Kings Arms in Newcomen St. The Barman spotted me making a break for it. I knew once I had made it to the Royal Oak an… Continue reading Mighty Oak
In The Nags Head in Reading. Apocalyptic Thunder Juice from Amundsen, 6.5% keg.
BrewDog Reading, Zombie Cake ,a 5.0% nitrokeg Porter. Tasty but just a tad too cold.
Not a proper post but just off the cuff live reports of what’s going down my neck now. I’ll do these now and then. Revolutions Switch #16 , a Juicy pale beer of 4.5% abv featuring Olicana and Styrian Wolf hops. NBSS 3.5 +. Really nice in The Alfred.
I found myself in Hove the other day, Brightons less noisy neighbor,it is not without a certain charm though if you look in the right places. The weather forecast was dire with heavy rain ,high winds and thunderstorms predicted, as it happened it turned out nice. The sea was a bit choppy so I decided… Continue reading Backstreet Urchin