Monday, 22 April 2013
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Fri April 19th 5:30pm – 11pm
Sat April 20th 11am – 11pm
Sun April 21st 11am – 10pm
60+ Beers on Handpull & Wines including Mithril Ales Titanic Gold and Georges Bitter
£10 Entrance, inc commemorative glass, programme, two tokens for half a pint or glass of wine, & entry to all the Beer & Wine events.
Battle of the Beers to crown the Official Lindisfarne Gospels Beer
Bishop Auckland Cricket Club, Church Rd, Bishop Auckland DL14 7JU
For more detials on the Food Festival see:
The food festival is at the Bishop Auckland Castle and there is no entrance fee.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
The sinking of the Titanic caused the deaths of 1,502 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters of modern history.
A terrible event, but also one that has had a lasting legacy in terms of safety in shipping; which includes the number of lifeboats kept on ships, radio contact and the installation of the International Ice Patrol.
Since the Ice Patrol was established in 1913, barring the two world wars there has been no further loss of life due to collision with an iceberg in an Ice Patrol area.
Further information on the Titantic can be found:
The beer went out to the following fine ale outlets:
The Old Well, Barnard Castle
The Shoulder of Mutton, Kirby Hill
The Red Lion, Cotherstone
The Ship, Middlestone Village
Number 22, Darlington
Hare and Hounds Beer Festival
Voodoo Cafe, Darlington
The Bridge, Whorlton
Bishop Auckland Beer and Food Festival
The Stanwick. Aldbrough St John
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Three Mithril Ales are available at the ten day Hare and Hounds Beer Festival, based in Holcombe Brook, Bury - Bechers Brook, Dere Street and Titanic Gold.
There are 134 beers on, with a whopping 94 in reserve plus a great selection of cider and perry.
See their website below for more details, and the beer cam!
Friday, 5 April 2013
IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW, TOMORROW IS THE GRAND NATIONAL.
I'M OFF ON A CAMRA TRIP TO BARNARD CASTLE FOR THE DAY. I HOPE TO CATCH THE RACE IN A LOCAL PUB. THAT IS, IF I'M NOT DRAGGED INTO 'THE CAKERY' BY THE OTHER HALF AS WELL AS ALL THE CHARITY SHOPS!
THE WHEATSHEAF, BORROWBY
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
APPARENTLY GRECO ROMAN WRESTLING HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE OLYMPIC GAMES AS FROM SUMMER 2020. THAT SEEMS A BIT HARSH.
PHEW, AT LEAST THE ANICENT ART OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL SURVIVED THE CULL - PANIC OVER!
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT A BIT MORE ABOUT GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING SEE THE LINK BELOW:
OTHERWISE IT WAS DELIVERED OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES, AND NO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WRESTLE THE LANDLORD FOR A PINT:
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE RED LION, COTHERSTONE
THE GRAND HOTEL, BISHOP AUCKLAND
THE SHIP INN, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE HORSESHOE INN, WEST ROUNTON
THE BLACK BULL, MELSONBY
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE JOINERS ARMS, HUNWICK
BEEN AND GONE LEICS BEER FESTIVAL
BOOGARTS MICRO BAR, ARNDALE CENTRE, MANCHESTER