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:

Annual Wine Tasting

What better way to celebrate the first day out of 'Dry January' than with the annual wine tasting?

We brought together a selection of 115 wines (and 1 beer that was so good we had to squeeze it in somewhere) and invited all of managers, deputy managers and any budding wine connoisseur crew members to come along to taste. We try to present wines that reflect current palates and so this year included many organic and biometric varieties all with great background stories as well as great flavours.

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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