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It's somewhat of a tradition for the Otley Brewing Co. staff to get the company logo painted on their faces at the Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival. You can read a review of the festival on Travels with Beer.

The beer cage at the rear of 57 Thomas Street where all the best bottled beers are stored.

57 Thomas Street is a small bar located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. It's owned by the Marble Brewery and features a few ales served directly from casks in stillages on the bar as well as a good selection of foreign bottled beers.

A fantastic cheese plate from the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. You can choose from around 20 different cheeses and it comes complete with a your own mini loaf of bread.

The Bear and Billet is a 17th century timber framed pub owned by the Isle of Man brewery Okells. The pub dates back to 1664 and was built to replace a building destroyed in the siege of Chester during the English Civil War in 1645. It is one of the finest examples of a black and white half timbered building in Chester and much of the front is original. It was originally the town house of the Earl of Shrewsbury, sergeants of the Bridgegate in the mid 17th century and it has been an inn since the 18th century. You can view more photos of the pub and read a review on Travels with Beer.

The impressive early 17th century fireplace located in the Spitting Feathers Brewery Tap in Chester. To the left of the fireplace is a piece of the original wall. You can view another view of the building on this Beer Lens post or read a review on Travels with Beer.

The Brewery Tap is the home of Spitting Feathers, a Chester based brewery established in 2005. The pub is located in the Grade-II* listed Gamul House, a Jacobean hall that once belonged to the Gamul family who were wealthy merchants and landowners. The sandstone and timber framed building is the only medical stone open hall to survive in Chester and certain features date back to at least 1510. The fireplace dates back to the early 17th century and the wall behind the glass screen on the left is original. You can read more about the pub and view more photos on Travels with Beer.

The Cider House in Defford, Worcestershire is one of the few remaining true cider houses in the UK. The 'pub' is part of a 17th century thatched Grade-II listed building andyou aren't able to go inside. Instead, drinkers purchase a cider, either dry or medium, from a hatch on the side of the building and then drink it either outside or in the little bakehouse (see inside). The customers consist predominently of locals and if you take along snacks, expect to share them with others. Being located in a rural area, locals also leave any leftover vegetables that they've grown that customers are free to take.

The Harp is a traditional pub located in Covent Garden in the heart of London. It recently won the CAMRA National Pub of the Year award and rightly so. 8 cask ales are always available as well as traditional ciders and perries and cracking sausages that are cooked behind the bar.

The Glue Pot is a Grade-II listed pub located near the old Great Western railway works in Swindon, England. The pub dates back to the mid 19th century when it was originally three storey house and shop. The pub gets it’s unique name from the railway coachbuilders who would bring their gluepots with them when they took their breaks and would place their pots on the central stove to keep them hot. The post in the middle of the picture is where the stove would have been located. You can view more photos of the pub and read a review on Travels with Beer.