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April, 2011 Archives

Inside the tiny parlour room at the Loggerheads pub in Shrewsbury. This traditional pub still retains a separate lounge and parlour and until 1975, a room near the parlour was only open to men. When I visited, the parlour room certainly had a local feel to it but I didn't feel out of place or unwanted. The shape of the door on the right is not a result of the wide angle lens - it is actually that shape.

The Star Inn is one of the cities oldest pubs and was first licenced as a public house in 1760. The Star retains many original features including the 19th Century bar fittings and the numbered rooms, compulsory when Licensing Laws required all rooms to be numbered and listed for their purpose. The pub is close to the centre of Bath but far enough that it doesn't attract too many tourists.

The Lamb and Flag pub is one of Oxford's oldest pubs. It has been a pub since about 1695, and parts of the original building still remain. It is owned by St John's College and some of the profit the pub makes goes towards scholarships at the college. You can view more photos and read a review of the pub on Travels with Beer.

Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd locals provide entertainment in the form of some traditional Welsh music. It's not everyday you see someone bring their harp to the pub.

The traditional interior of the Goose and Cuckoo, a 250-year-old pub located in south Wales, just south of Abergavenny. Located a good few miles away from civilisation, the pub is a great place for a peaceful few pint especially on a sunny day.

The Colston Yard is located in the centre of Bristol, England and is owned by the Butcombe Brewery. The building was once the Smiles Brewery but when the brewery went into administration, Butcombe rebuilt the interior and opened the modern looking pub that serves a good selection of cask and bottled beers. You can view more photos and read a review of the Colston Yard on Travels with Beer.

The small village of Avoncliff, a short train journey south of Bath, has a very popular pub with possibly one of the best beer gardens in the UK. The Cross Guns dates back to the 16th century and its beer garden stretches down many terraces to the edge of the River Avon. The aqueduct carries the Kennet and Avon Canal and construction of the bridge was completed in 1801. You can view the rest of the beer garden in this photo.

There are some outstanding beer gardens in Cumbria, north west England. This one can be found in Langdale in a remote part of Cumbria. The large garden has plenty of seating and fantasic views of the surrounding mountains. They also have a good selection of beer. This is the view from the beer garden looking towards the mountains. You can view more photos and read a review of the pub at Travels with Beer.

Three pump clips at the excellent Beer Hall at the Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley, Cumbria. The Beer House is the brewery tap for the brewery and you can expect to find the most of the beers they produce on tap at any one time. You can view more photos and read a review of the Hawkshead Brewery Beer Hall at Travels with Beer.