Beer No Evil

I ‘Heart’ Sunny Worthing, a sign states, fixed to a lamp post, but the day is anything but sunny, in fact, it’s as grey as the street furniture the sign is attached to. The South Coast town was given the nickname ‘Sunny’ due to its mild climate, just one of the reasons why over the […]

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Discovering The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon.

We admire the outlook over the river on which the pub sits before making our way up the steps, not realising we’re entering a time capsule or, indeed, a pub firmly on the list of Cult Classics.

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Seasonal Beer Drinking

Autumn days are the best of the year and this time around they’ve got me thinking. The trees have turned, and the air has a freshness which will last until it takes on aromas of smoke as people light fires to deal with the fallen leaves and debris carpeting their lawns and driveways. Apples have […]

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Being Green in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley is a particularly beautiful part of the country, straddling the Anglo-Welsh border it’s protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To say that it’s a green and pleasant land would be an understatement; It’s one of the most dramatic and scenic landscapes in Britain and it is home to Wye Valley Brewery.

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Yard Party! Celebrating Sussex Beer at Dark Star Brewery

I usually hate buses. There’s something about them that sets my anxiety in a spin, not least the fact that I might get on the wrong bloody one, end up somewhere I don’t want to be and not be on time. There’s an exception, however, to my unwritten rule of Never Get a Bus, because […]

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EAT: The Sussex Smokie

A well regarded and traditional recipe, the Sussex Smokie can be found on many pub menus across the region. Thought to date back as far as the 1800’s it’s a simple dish that now gets a makeover

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EAT: Beer Caramel Sauce

IT’S PANCAKE DAY! So here’s a quick recipe for Beer Caramel Sauce to smother your pancakes with. Or anything else for that matter, this recipe is for life, not just for pancakes.

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Simplify

You can’t get a much simpler pleasure than a pint of cask beer. This is harmony, this is a small thrill. This, for the time it takes to drink it, is life.

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