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May, 2011 Archives

Dark Horse Uber Boober Cream Ale
Dogfish Bacon Randall

Bacon in the randall to add some delicious porky flavor to beer at the Extreme Beer Fest. Dogfish enjoys using their randall system in strangely exciting ways.

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.

The Bear Inn is one of Oxford's oldest pubs supposedly dating back to 1242. The present building dates to the early 17th century and consists of a few small wood panelled rooms that are decorated with hundreds and hundreds of ties from schools, colleges and organisations around the world. the photo shows the small drinking area near the front entrance of the pub. It has enough room for no more than half a dozen people and has its own access to the small bar. You can view more photos and read a review of the pub on Travels with Beer.

The fabulous Victorian interior of the Golden Lion pub in St James's, London. You can read more about the pub and view an exterior shot in this Beer Lens post.

The Old Red Cow is a recently reopened pub in the heart of Smithfield, London. The pub serves an excellent range of cask and keg beers from the UK and around the world. Run by the team behind the Dean Swift pub, they also serve excellent food. You can read a review and view more photos on Travels with Beer.

Located in the posh St James's area of London, the Golden Lion can trace its history back over three centuries. The present building is around a century old. The St James's Theatre, a favourite of Queen Victoria and was managed by Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh in the 1950s. The pub contains a Theatre Bar upstairs which contains many items of memorabilia. This shot of the pub showing how it is wedged between two much more modern buildings.