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August, 2011 Archives

The Volunteer's Rifleman's Arms is a small freehouse in the centre of Bath. Despite the two unhappy chaps on the right, the pub did have some friendly regulars and despite only having visited once, the landlord had already gave me the nickname 'Newport'. You can read a review of the pub on Travels with Beer.

Festival Cheers

Scene from the first ever Rochester Real Beer Expo which was a great event put on by our top local beer bar the Tap and Mallet

Swan Market

Swan Market is a traditional german meat market in Rochester, NY. Aside from all the awesome meat on the menu, they also pour german beer. It's a great place to kick back and share a pitcher with friends..(side note: that was Spaten in the pitcher. Not Blue. I swear)

The custom wallpaper from the excellent and very popular Craft Beer Co. pub in London. Always good when a pub goes that extra mile when decorating a pub.

The Pork Scratchings Mountain is a regular feature at the Great British Beer Festival. As it's constantly replenished, I don't know if the 'mountain' ever gets below 3 feet high.

Matt Brynildson, master brewer at the Californian brewery Firestone Walker, signs the 'brewers wall' at The Rake in Borough Market, London.

De Hems, London

Located on the small Macclesfield Street at the northern entrance to Chinatown, there has been a pub on this site since around 1685 when the Horse and Dolphin coaching inn was built. The inn survived until 1890 when it was demolished and replaced with a new pub called the Macclesfield. The name of the pub survives in the nearby Horse and Dolphin Yard. The pub became De Hems in 1959 (named after a Dutch merchant seaman that used to own the pub) and in the 1980s it became the Dutch themed bar that it still is today. You can read a review of the pub on Travels with Beer.