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Friday, 19 December 2014

Merry Christmas

As we are getting busier as Christmas approaches we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year, just in case we don't get the chance to blog next week.

We are already taking bookings for our first outing of 2015 which is to Liverpool on March 1st. Over 30 seats have already been taken so please let us know if you would like to reserve a place. We are now fully booked for New Year's Eve too.

On the bar today we have:

Hawkshead IPA 7%
Fell Christmas Brown Ale 4.9%
Dark Star Hophead 3.8%
Marlpool Scratty Ratty 4.4%
Wentwell D5 5%

Original Cider Co Moonshine 7.5%
Westons Old Rosie 7.3%

We also have a wide selection of wines, three red, three white and a refreshing Prosecco. For the non-drinkers we have a wide range of soft drinks and complimentary tea or coffee for the drivers.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Back Home

We're back after a good few days of excess in London. Redemption is one of the top beers we tried, especially their Hopspur which is sold in north London, especially in the Tottenham area where we were. It's good to be back though.

We have very limited places left for our New Year's Eve ticket only bash. There is a £5 charge to cover the cost of nibbly things, cheese and pate. Please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Our next Snug outing will be on Sunday 1st March 2015. By popular demand we will be returning to Liverpool. There are so many good pubs that a return visit was inevitable.

The work to refurbish the toilets has now begun. The gents is being done now so there is one unisex toilet until that work is complete. Then work will start on the ladies. It will be a great improvement and we are grateful for your understanding and patience while the work is in progress.

So what's on the bar today? Here it is:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Jingling Lane 3.7%
Dark Star-Partridge 4%
Milestone-Rich Ruby 4.4%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack Black IPA 4%
Clark's-Victorious 4.4%

Next up will be Marble Lagonda IPA and then Bowland India Pale Ale.

If you're wondering about Christmas presents remember we have Snug gift vouchers in various denominations from £5 to £20.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Beer and Cider

Here we are at the start of another weekend. Christmas is approaching and with it we have some lovely Christmas ales coming. This week we had Hawkshead's Jingle Fells, next week we will be offering Bowland's Fairy Ale of New York.

But today we have:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Tiffin Gold 3.6%
Barngates-Tag Lag 4.4%
Lymm-Lymm Dam Strong Ale 7.2% (but not a lot)
Chadwicks-Castle Mills Mild 3.6%
Hawkshead-NZPA 6%

Original Cider C0-Moonshine 7.5%
Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Oh Manchester, so much to answer for!

It's hard to believe that the third Snug outing to the Manchester Christmas Markets has been and gone, and what a great day. In addition to the 55 or so on the coach from The Snug we met another dozen or so regulars who made their own way to the Marble Arch and Marble Brewery.

Yet again most of us didn't actually get to the markets, sampling the wares in the ever increasing decent ale pubs and bars in Town, mainly the 'Northern Quarter' or Ancoats if you're a traditionalist. A group did shop 'til they dropped and another group hit the champagne bar at Selfridges. Each to his own I say.

Monday was spent recovering. Thank you to all for a great day.

The Christmas lights are switched on  in Carnforth tonight and today's beer selection reflects that. We have:

Mordue-Oatmeal Stout 4.5%
Lymm-Lymm Dam Strong Ale 7.2%
Walls-Northallerton Best 4.4%
Hawkshead-Jingle Fells 4.5%

Original Cider Co-Moonshine 7.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Due to ongoing tehnology problems I am unable to upload a video, which some may regret some may be relieved about.

Have a good week.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Beer of the Festival

The votes of attendees have been counted  and verified for the Beer of the Festival 2014.  And the top three beers are, in reverse order:

3rd Mordue-Northumbrian Blonde

2nd Wrekin-Give Yer 'Ead A Shake

1st Three Peaks Ingleborough Gold

Many congratulations to Colin and Andrew, two great chaps brewing great beer in the lovely town of Settle. Even better, they deliver their casks to The Snug by train. The first cask to empty was Marble Pint.

A big thank you to all who attended and voted.

Special thanks two all the brewers whose beers were enjoyed so much this year. The votes were very widespread, evidence of the quality beers we were able to offer customers.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Beers, Festivals and Thank Yous

A huge thank you to all who helped make this year's beer festival such a huge success, especially our hard working volunteers who manned the pumps,kept on top of the pots and helped clear up. You were all fantastic.

In addition to having a great time with some cracking beers and ciders, we also raised £836 for the Carnforth Station Trust from the entrance fee. In addition we raised £100 for Help for Heroes with The Snug Ukulele Group performing in public for the first time and what a success. Thanks to all those brave uke players who, despite severe nerves, got out there and played and sang their hearts out.

It would be wrong if I didn't say a very special thanks to Jules. In addition to holding down her 'proper' job she comes and works at The Snug, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, and does countless hours behind the scenes. She keeps on top of the accounts and other paperwork. Events  such as the festival, the trips out, indeed The Snug itself, wouldn't happen without her hard work and dedication. Thank you Jules.

Last words on the festival. Next year's will be 20/21 November. Get it in your diaries!

Here's what's on the bar today:

Sonnet 43-Blonde 4.1%
Dark Star-Revelation 5.7%
Deeply Vale-Deeply Red 4.2%
Big Hand-Little Yellow God 4%
Redwillow-Fathomless 5.2%

Original Cider Co-Moonshine 7.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Those on the Manchester trip on Sunday need to be at The Snug for around 10-15am ready for a prompt 10-30 departure. We will be back around 9-00pm. The trip is fully booked so please only come along if you have booked a place.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Beer Festival

It's hard to believe it's almost a year since our first beer festival, and our second starts at 12 00 on Friday.

Friday and Saturday in The Snug and the Midland Hall in the heritage Centre we will be offering 30 beers and 5 ciders. Admission is £4 which is £2 for glass and programme and £2 goes to the funds of the Heritage Centre. Tokens and programmes on sale at the door of the Midland Hall where all drinks are on sale by token only, no cash. The Snug will be cash and tokens.

But as we prepare for the festival we have the following beers on the bar at present:

Stringers-Victoria 5.5%
Clark's-Must Dash 4.3%
Warwickshire-Darling Buds 4%
Boggart-Sundial 4.7%

Lilley's-Rum Cider 4%
Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%

Next up Hawkshead-Cumbrian 5 Hop and Stringers-Plan B.

Hope to see you at the festival, if not before. In the meantime: