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Two friends from Newport, Wales and New York, USA share pictures of their passion for beer. Read more...

March, 2010 Archives

I love these very English looking hand pumps that were being used at the Cornubia in Bristol, England. The pub is very popular and serves a great selection of ales and ciders.


Ettaler Curator Doppelbock. A fantastically yummy beer. Be sure to check out the brewery history here. Picture taken late at night at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Barocco in Cardiff has already been featured on Beer Lens before but here's the pub from a different angle. Note the patriotic statue behind the bar.

It is no surprise the the superbly decorated Victorian pub, the Victoria, has won awards including Fuller's Pub of the Year award. Built before c.1850 and remodelled internally in 1864, the pub features six original, etched glass, wall mirrors, and original counter (the lamps are modern) and three fireplaces that help warm the pub in winter. The pub carries a wide range of Fullers beers and is a great place to have a bite to eat whilst waiting for a train from Paddington.

The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds, Endland, is one of the smallest pubs in Britain. The pub measures 15 ft by 7 ft and you can fit about 10-15 people inside before it gets too crowded. Apart from the single toilet and one table 'function room' upstairs, what you see in the photo is pretty much it. Seating consists of a window sill and a chair and there's a table at one end. The pub is run by Greene King and is a proper locals pub. If you ever visit, don't expect a private conversation.

The Skirrid Inn, Llanvihangel Crucorney is Wales' oldest inn and was first mentioned in 1110 when a man was hanged there for stealing sheep. Legend has it that up to 180 people may have been hanged there when the pub was also being used as a court. You can read more about the pub and view more photos over at Travels with Beer.

Genny Bock

My friends toast to the goodness that is Genny Bock. Who doesn't love the can design on these? You know spring is on the way when you find Genny Bock on the shelves.

A mirror located in the Blue Posts pub which is across the road from The Ritz, Mayfair.

Samuel Smith's Sovereign Bitter and Old Brewery Bitter taps at The Angel in Rotherhithe, London. The pub is is situated on the south of the Thames and has excellent views of Tower Bridge.

I've been reliably informed by a brewer at Adnams that this piece of kit is a Pre Run Tank or Underback. It is used to collect the wort that comes off the Lautertun. I took the shot on my recent tour of the brewery. The tour is very informative, you get to taste lots of lovely Adnams and you get a free bottle of beer.