Night Porter

There are a number of ‘English’ pubs in central Abu Dhabi, Porters is a good one, and one I’d happily visit again.

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Same old Scene

If ‘The Scene’ was local to me I would be a regular.

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Park Life

(Blur) For some time now I’ve been writing about beers for The Brewclub, an American website (here), and it occurred to me that I’d never visited the Guinness brewery in Dublin. I’d visited Dublin’s fair city on business a few times, but never for leisure. A few days later I received an offer from one […]

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Goat’s Head Soup

(Rolling Stones) After my guv’nor and I had enjoyed the delights of ‘The Scott Inn’ at Kingston and the ‘Square and Compass’ at Worth Matravers we headed back to Bournemouth, checked in to our respective hotels and headed out to ‘The Goat and Tricycle’. It’s located in central Bournemouth, but at the top end of the […]

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Free Mason

(Ricky Ross) The Square and Compass – Worth Maltravers, Dorset My guv’nor and I returned to ‘The Square and Compass’ after our diversion to the nearby ‘Scott Inn’, we were there on the stroke of six and there was a healthy queue of drinkers and (looking at their attire) walkers. There’s been a pub in […]

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Castle Walls

(T.I. featuring Christina Aguilera) The Scott Inn- Kingston, Dorset We came to The Scott Arms after a series of happy accidents. A business meeting in Bournemouth finished early, and my guvnor asked me if I was interested in beer! Having explained that I’m actually a member of the Guild of British Beer Writers we drove […]

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The Upstairs Room

(The Cure) The Nawab – South Woodham Ferrers It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a curry, and given that while in Manchester I would often enjoy a curry most weeks; ‘Hunters’ in the Northern Quarter, ‘Khan Ba Ba’ or ‘Akbars’ on Liverpool Street, or one of the Nepalese restaurants in Didsbury. I was […]

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Manchester

(Beautiful South) Thoughts on leaving Manchester. I’ve now (successfully) completed my project in Manchester; the client’s signed it off as complete and is happy. As a contractor, I guess that’s as good as it gets. Now, after spending four days a week for two and a quarter years in the world’s first industrial city, I […]

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Hound dog

(Elvis Presley) I suppose I should declare an interest in this review; a few years ago I invested a couple of hundred quid in Brewdog’s ‘Equity for Punks’ scheme. That makes me a shareholder, and while I am doubtful that I will ever see any dividend from this investment, I was happy to help some […]

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Cellar of Dreams

(The Silencers) Back in 2008, when I started exploring the ‘blogosphere’ I stumbled across an America beer website – “The Brewclub” – and offered my services as a British/European beer correspondent. I enjoy beer, have a reasonable palate and consider myself to be a competent writer. Heck I even joined the British Guild of Beer […]

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