Drink

What we try to do is please our local audience by offering something a little different and where we can, a little local.

In wines we stick to a simple rule 'the wine has got to taste good and represent good value for money', it's about quality, but we also like to have quantity too, offering a list of 40 to 50 wines that cover most bases, occasions and tastes.

In the world of beers and lagers we always make sure there are some friendly familiar faces, but also something a little different. Our range of cask ales vary considerably from pub to pub but most will have 3 or 4 that don't change very often, ideally supporting local brewers and 2 or 3 that rotate to encourage that niggling urge many of us have to try something new.

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B & P Original Bitter

All of our pubs offer Brunning and Price Original Bitter - We had been thinking about brewing our own beer for many many years, and finally in October 2008 we grasped the nettle. Click here for the full story.

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Latest Drink news:

Craft Beer Rising

After a London based area meeting, Ian's patch headed to Craft Bear Rising at the Old Truman brewery. It's now officially the biggest craft beer festival in the UK and was very impressive - well over 150 brewers in one place with music, food and a wide variety of beards and tattoos!

As you would expect there was a lot of keg beers on show (the trend has been heading this way for some years now) but still absolutely loads of excellent cask ales to get excited about. Highlights included a wonderful Saison from brew by numbers and some cracking stuff from the Bedlam Brewery stand.

Read more... and see our previous drink articles

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The Wine, Spirit and Education Trust

Each year our crew have the opportunity to take part in a training course we call WSET - the course is designed to impart great knowledge of wines and spirits into individuals and honestly isn't just about getting paid to drink some fabulous tipples.

Those that come out with the best results from the training course are rewarded for their thirst for knowledge on an annual trip to a vineyard somewhere very special to further their education!

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