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Hi, my name is Martin

2020 has been a funny year. I had so much planned that I didn’t do. I had lots of reviews to write, lots of places to go, lots of people to meet. In January it seemed like an exciting year ahead. As it turned out I went to just about none of the places I… Read More »

The Greyfriar

This is a post that was destined to never happen. Clearly not very destined to not happen, because it’s happening. But still, slightly destined not to happen. It was actually one of the first pubs I visited on duty as a reviewer, back when the blog started in March 2018. At the time Big Gary… Read More »

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is a pub that has lasted so much longer than it should have by any reasonable judgement. As I dragged Mrs. Quaff there after a curry in town, she asked with genuine curiosity “Why would anyone go there?”. We used to go there because it was on the way home, and we were… Read More »

The BrewDog

BrewDog have managed to cultivate a cult following, with their independent Scottish roots, just slightly humorous beer names, and  manufactured outrageous behaviour. But you can forgive them for things like stunt of beer in a dead squirrel because they are dedicated brewers who brew a very good beer. We British hate a success story, and… Read More »

The Oakford Social Club

What’s the best bank holiday for beer? It’s obviously Good Friday, because you can go out on Thursday evening and not have to get up for work the next day (or the next 3 days if you are lucky). In fact, all bank holidays should be on a Friday.