Ex restaurateur, publican, bartender and mixologist. Rating real ale and wine, sharing the latest cocktail concoctions from my kitchen, and reviewing bars, pubs and restaurants of London (and anywhere else I go). Recommendations likely. Irritation possible. Inebriation guaranteed.
Described as ‘disarmingly punchy’, this beautiful amber ale certainly didn’t disappoint. Exceptionally full flavoured for a 4.2%. A creamy head and a smokey aftertaste, this was satisfying and warming, and would be perfect… Continue reading →
God, this packs a punch. Wonderfully refreshing, for me this is the first IPA that was most certainly made to be quaffed from an elegant chilled glass. There’s a deep orangey tone, which made… Continue reading →
Independent breweries are on the rise in the US, though access to market remains a challenge. Some stats I’ve seen (http://bit.ly/16liEKe) suggest that across the states there remains to be a higher proportion of… Continue reading →
In a departure from normal procedure, this ale review features a picture of the brewery itself, taken from the 7th floor room of my Cardiff hotel whilst on a business trip on a dingy… Continue reading →
This cosy country pub nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside is the perfect place to pass away a wintery evening. The ivy covered building and swinging sign make this inviting and unstuffy, and the… Continue reading →