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February, 2011 Archives

Pivni is an award winning pub located in historic York in the north of England. Located in a timber framed building dating back to 1190, Pivni has an excellent selection of beers from around the world inlcuding a wide range from Brew Dog, Bernard, Timmermans and beers from less well known breweries such as Camden Town.

This London pub takes it's name from Queen Charlotte, wife of the 'Mad King' George III, who was receiving treatment for his apparent insanity at a doctors house in the square. The Queen assisted in the nursing of her husband, by cooking for him and rented a small cellar beneath the pub, where she kept special foods for him. The building dates from 1710 and is currently owned by the Greene King brewery.

Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout

A bottle of 2010 Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing. A fantastic beer. In the background is can of Surly Coffee Bender.

A selection of beers at the Dean Swift, London. At the moment the pub serves four ever changing cask ales along with some kegged foreign lagers. They also have an good bottled beer selection including large 750ml bottles.

The Dean Swift is located just around the corner from Tower Bridge in London. Despite it's close proximity to the tourist hotspot, you are unlikely to find any there. In fact, you are more likely to share a pint with a Tory MP. The beer selection is excellent and it's good to see them promoting large bottles of Belgian beer. If you visit, make sure you order a Dean Swift burger to go with your beer.

The King's Head in Bristol, England is located in a building that dates back to 1660. The interior of the pub dates from around 1865 and the turn of the nineteenth century. The pub is very small with this shot being taken near the front door. You can see the rear door to the left of the shot. It was good to see the barmaid keeping up to date with the beer scene by reading the local CAMRA magazine. A review and more photos can be found on Travels with Beer.