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October 2011

Young’s to open a new and very large pub for the 2012 Olympics in London

Sir Les knows great London pubs from The London Pub Crawl CoA report on LondonSLA website states that Young’s are to open a new pub in Stratford.  The Cow, which is due to open on 12 September 2011, will be one of the closest pubs to the Olympic site.  At 5,000 square feet and over two floors, it will also be one of Young’s largest establishments.  The pub will have a west-facing outside area and be an ideal place to enjoy the atmosphere of the games.

There is a rumour that (in order to increase our medal tally) all English athletes will be prohibited from entering whislt any Australian athlete will be encouraged to drink as much as possible, for free.  However, the Australian Cultural Attache advised that even this underhand trick won’t stop the Poms geting a flogging on the medal tally.  We shall see…..

The Best London Pubs? You decide…

UK and London pubs closing each week or each yearClosures - 25 UK pubs a week!
Good news, the rate of London pub closures drops from 9 to 5 a week - read Troy’s blog.

300 Beers to Buy Before You Die

300 beers before you dieCastle Rock recently re-released one of their beers featured in “300 Beers to Buy Before You Die” by Roger Protz.  Find out more at Beerpages.   It is available online from CAMRA, or Amazon UK at £9.09

June 2011

Is Doombar Doomed?
Molson Coors (UK) has announced the acquisition of the award-winning Sharp’s Brewery Ltd.  Read about it at Sharp’s site.

April 2011

The Royal Wedding. This man needs a beer!

With his wedding in just a few days time, Prince William can probably do with a nice pint to calm his nerves. The Royal Wedding is coming to every radio and television near you! Sadly you probably are not even safe in the pub! But thanks for the day off!

Easter – It’s Chocolate Beer Time!

What with all this media attention of the Royal Wedding, we have almost missed out on one of our favourite religious events – Easter. And what better way to celebrate Easter than with a bottle of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout? This Double Chocolate Stout has been recognised as an award-winning brew on several occasions, including: Brewing Industry International Awards Gold Medal Winner 2000, Silver Medal Winner 2002 and Bronze Medal Winner 1998 and 2004. As described on the Young’s website “Luxurious and at the same time with a hint of decadence”. Read more…..

But wait, there’s more. Not content with giving us a hard time over the cricket, those cheeky Aussies have got their own chocolate beer. Crikey! A unique specialty beer brewed by Redoak – a rich, velvety smooth oatmeal stout infused with the finest Belgian chocolate, giving a full-bodied and irresistible bittersweet flavour with a rich chocolate aroma. Struth Cobber! They have even given it a bronze medal in the Sydney Royal Beer Competition 2008. I didn’t think there could be a “Royal” beer competition down under, but then again Sydney is known for its queens!

Pub opening hours extended for the Royals
Extended trading on Thu 28 & Fri 29 April 2011, for the Royal Wedding.

March 2011

Dydd gwyl dewi hapus! Celebrate St David’s Day, the national day of Wales.

Celebration of St Davids daySt David, or Dewi Sant, was a monk born in the fifth century who wandered around Wales, spreading knowledge and doing holy deeds. According to legend, St David died on 1 March and it has been a significant day of Welsh national pride ever since. People often wear a daffodil or leek to mark St David’s day, as both are traditional symbols of Wales. You can celebtate too, with a nice pint from the Breconshire brewery!

Follow this link for a map showing breweries in Wales

It’s been rumoured that the quirky indie Welsh songstress Cerys Mattews will be headlining the St David’s Day celebrations down at the Famous Three Kings pub on North End road. On 1 March the Fulham pub will host an entire day of Welshness. There will be Welsh food, a raffle and entry is free. This is also the chance for you to buy a round of native beverages at the bar for some famous Welsh rugby players. (read more)

February 2011

Wills and Kate - The lovely coupleThe Royal Wedding

If you are coming to London to see the wedding of HRH Prince William and the lovely Kate Middleton in April, why not treat yourself and visit some of London’s best pubs.

It’s easy to find the best pubs by taking one of our fabulous Free London Pub Crawls or delve into some of London’s facinating history with a Premuim London pub tours.

Our London pub routes and guided walking tours provide you a unique insight into London’s history.

Castle Rock Brewery

Beer for the Royal WeddingCastle Rock Brewery in Nottingham will debut a new brew called “Kiss Me Kate” about a month before the April 29 royal wedding.  The brewery describes the beer as:

“Elegant, tasteful and British to the core. We’re sure it’ll be the ideal way to toast the couple’s future happiness.”

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