Sunday, 25 March 2018

BIG SLEEP - WORLD SLEEP DAY ALE


NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE FILM 'THE BIG SLEEP' STARRING HUMPHREY BOGART - BIG SLEEP WAS BREWED FOR WORLD SLEEP DAY - A FIRM FAVOURITE OF THE MITHRIL STAFFIE AND MRS MITHRIL WHEN THEY'RE HAVING A COUCH SURF. I HAVE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO ENJOY A BIG SLEEP WHEN WHEN I'VE COME HOME AFTER A FEW PINTS.......................

BIG SLEEP WENT OUT OF THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES 

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE  VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE QUOITS CLUB, DARLINGTON
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE THREE TUNS, EGGLESTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE BAY HORSE, RAVENSWORTH
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!        
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EDDIES HEROES - OR AT LEAST THEY WERE AT THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN



THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT IRELAND WERE WORTHY WINNERS OF THE 6 NATIONS RUGBY - BUT AS AN AVID ENGLAND RUGBY SUPPORTER I WAS ABSOLUTELY GUTTED AT THE RESULT BY THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT.

DROWN YOUR SORROWS AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FINE AL HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE WHITE SWAN, GILLING WEST
REVOLUTIONS BREWERY
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE BLACK HORSE, INGLETON
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOYED! 

  
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Monday, 5 March 2018

INSIDE RUNNER - INDOOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ALE



BREWED FOR THE INDOOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - ALTHOUGH I'M VERY MUCH AN ARMCHAIR, OR PUB STOOL ATHLETE MYSELF! 

INSIDE RUNNER WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
WETHERBY BREWERY TAP
GILLING WEST VILLAGE HALL 'DO'
OVINGTON VILLAGE HALL 'DO'
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE ROYAL OAK, 
THE CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND

ENJOY!

     
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KOREAN WINTER - WINTER OLYMPICS ALE


BREWED FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS - WHICH WERE A GREAT WATCH. WE COULD HAVE LEARNT THING OR TWO HAD WE KNOW HOW MUCH SNOW WE WERE DUE TO GET IN THIS COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE I'D HAVE BEEN 'LUGING' MY DELIVERIES DOWN COUNTRY LANES!  

KOREAN WINTER WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB
WETHERBY BREWERY TAP
CLEVELAND CAMRA 
BRADFORD BEER FESTIVAL
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!   
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YEAR OF THE DOG


THIS YEAR IN THE CHINESE  CALENDAR IS THE 'YEAR OF THE DOG. - APPARENTLY DOGS ARE THE TRUEST FRIENDS AND MOST LOYAL PARTNERS. OBVIOUSLY NOT REFERRING TO OUR DOG WHO'LL SCROUNGE OF WHOEVER SHE CAN! 

'YEAR OF THE DOG' WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES  

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE 
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES   

ENJOYED!

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Monday, 19 February 2018

OVER THE BAR - RUGBY SIX NATIONS ALE


JUST FOR A CHANGE, A RUGBY INSPIRED ALE - THE FIRST OF THREE ALES BREWED FOR THE RUGBY SIX NATIONS.

OVER THE BAR WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON 
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
DARLINGTON RFC
VOODOO CAFE, DARLINGTON
THE ROYAL OAK, BYERS GREEN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON  

ENJOYED!

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

SUPPORT YOUR PUB - DRINK BEER!


A LIGHT HEARTED COUNTER TO THE DRY JANUARY CAMPAIGN - BUT SERIOUSLY  WHETHER YOU DRINK ALE, LAGER, SPIRITS OR SOFT DRINKS PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PUB! INDEED IT CAN BE A TOUGH TIME OUT THERE NOT JUST FOR PUBS, BUT ALL LOCAL ENTERPRISE . 

I'VE BEEN REALLY FORTUNATE TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE (COMING INTO MY NINTH YEAR OF TRADING SHORTLY)  BUT, OVER THE YEARS I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF GREAT PUBS THAT HAVE CLOSED - IT IS TRULY A CASE OF USE THEM OR LOSE THEM!       

SUPPORT YOUR PUB WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
THE CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND 
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB    

ENJOYED!
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