ale review: Tea Kettle Stout, Tring Brewery

I picked up a few bottles of this at my local Sunday market. I’ve had one or two beers from Tring Brewery in the past, but nothing that knocked my socks off. Tea… Continue reading

Restaurant review – Tonkotsu, London

Last week I had a major craving for ramen noodles. With an evening to kill by myself in London, I headed for Soho to peruse the options. A quick Google of this place… Continue reading

festival review: St Albans beer & cider festival

I’ve been to far too few of these this year, so I was pleased to be able to squeeze in a pilgrimage to St Albans at the weekend. As a relative newbie to Herts,… Continue reading

ale review – oregon, summer wine brewing company

Last week I paid a much overdue visit to the Craft Beer Co in Leather Lane, an excellent venue for discovering new ales, as well as old favourites. The highlight of the evening… Continue reading

ale review: why kick a moo cow (Arbor brewery) at Pigs Ears Beer Cellar, Richmond

This is the first time I’ve knowingly had a New Zealand style ale, and I haven’t seen Arbor ales around previously. Turns out that it’s a Bristol-based microbrewery It was incredibly easy drinking and… Continue reading

gin review: monkey 47

Well. This is truly one of the most unusual gins I’ve ever had. There are so many that claim to be unusual, but the reality is, few are as singular as this. Schwarzwald… Continue reading

Ale review: Notting Hill Ruby Rye

Usually, me ordering something conker-coloured is a pretty good indication that summer is over. I hope that’s not the case this time – especially since I’m going camping in a fortnight – but… Continue reading

restaurant review: fishworks, piccadilly

I’ve been here a couple of times before and done the usual OpenTable/TripAdvisor reviews, but it’s such a great find, it’s time to devote a little more time and space. There’s something special… Continue reading

restaurant review: the modern pantry, london

After liking the look of this place for quite some time and never actually getting around to going, I ended up here for a business lunch last week. I have to say I… Continue reading

Bar review: Temple Brew House, London

Situated on Essex Street in a former bierkeller, Temple Brew House claims to be London’s most centrally located micro-brewery. This place has had a total makeover, with an eclectic array on furniture that… Continue reading