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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Beer and Things

We still have places on our June 7th trip to Staveley (Hawkshead Beer Hall) and Cartmel. Cost is £10pp leaving at 11-00am, due back around 7-30pm. Please get in touch asap as it is booking up fast.

Our St George's Day fundraiser for Help for Heroes (Gin for Heroes) is now completely booked. We will be closed to the public on St George's night although open as usual at lunchtime.

On the bar today we have:

Oakham-Citra 4.2%
Skinners-Ginger Tosser 3.8%
Blakemere-Deep Dark Secret 5.2%
Cryptic-Enigma 5%
Magpie-JPA 5.2%

Next beers up include Marble, Cloudwater and Bristol Beer Factory.

Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%
Cornish Orchards-Pear Cider 5%
Gwynt y Ddraig-Happy Daze Medium Cider 4.5%

Friday, 27 March 2015

Beers, Help for Heroes and St George's Day

In conjunction with David at the Red Pepper Wine Shop in Cartmel we will be holding a 'Gin for Heroes' gin tasting night on St George's Day, Thursday 23 April. Tickets are £5 and there are only a few places left. We will open for the event at 7-00pm with wine tasting starting at 7-30pm. Admission will be strictly by ticket only. Please get in touch asap if you would like to join us. There will be various other little fundraising events during the evening with proceeds going to Help for Heroes.

Now, as we head into the weekend here's what we are offering tonight:

Hawkshead-IPA 7%
Charnwood-Salvation 3.8%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Jubilee Stout 5.5%
Otley-Inspiration IPA 5.8%
Naylors-Clucking Hell 4%

Next up: Walls-Cascade, Blackjack-Solitaire and Marble-Antipodean.

Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3
Cornish Orchards-Clucking Hell 4%

Remember we also have a fine selection of wines and soft drinks. Talking of the vine:

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Thank You

A huge thank you to Mike and Vicky, Peter and Christine and my ever hard working dad for helping us to redecorate The Snug at weekend. It's now as fresh as the day we opened again. It was hard work but we had a good laugh and enjoyed a few drinks and a fine curry at the end. Cheers to all.

Currently on the bar we have:

Hawkshead-Windermere Pale 3.5%
Stockport-Heaton Rifles 6.6%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack Black 4%
Fuzzy Duck-Buck Cherry 5.1%
Eden-Drover's Gold 4%

Our next outing will be on Sunday June 7th to Hawkshead Brewery (Staveley) and Cartmel. Booking is now open, estimated cost no more than £10pp, hopefully less.

We are finalising plans for our Help for Heroes fundraising night on St George's Day, April 23rd.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sunday March 8th

We will be closed on Sunday March 8th. After nearly three years we need to spruce things up a little so we will be using Sunday and Monday to freshen up The Snug and give the toilet corridor a lick of paint now the work to deal with the damp problems has been completed.

Open as usual from Tuesday (10th) lunchtime.

Thanks for your understanding.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Beer and Liverpool

We were very sorry to hear about the sudden death of one of our regulars yesterday. Malcolm Brownsord of Burton in Kendal died suddenly on Monday, his funeral is on Friday next week. Please get in touch if you would like details. His family have requested donations to St John's Hospice in Lancaster in memoriam. Malcolm was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and his many friends. Rest in Peace.

Our trip to Liverpool departs at 10 00am on Sunday, please be there a few minutes earlier so we can make a prompt getaway. There are still a couple of places left but please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

As we freewheel into the weekend we offer the following beers:

Bowness Bay-Swift Bitter  4.5%
Outstanding-Imperial IPA 7.4%
Dark Strar-American Red 5.8%
Lymm-Bridgewater Blonde 4%
Ulverston-Fra Diavolo 4.3%

Gwatkins-No Bull 4.5%
Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%

Friday, 13 February 2015

Oh No, Friday 13th

Had a great day yesterday, Mike Harding popped in at lunchtime. I saw him a few times a few years back and it was good to actually meet him. Such a nice fella and you can still hear his folk show on the radio at five on a Sunday here The Mike Harding Folk Show . Then I got to try the Hawkshead Black Hop which is next up in The Snug. A pint of true black hoppy delight.

A few of us are planning a trip to watch Real Madrid v Almeria on 29the April. The game is on the Wednesday and we will be in Madrid from Monday to Thursday. If you are interested please get in touch asap. Cost will be around £150 for flights and accommodation.

So then, what's on the bar today? Here we go:

Marble-Lagonda 5%
Fuzzy Duck-Winter Waddle 5%
Stockport-Bitter Lemon 4.2%
Twickenham-Redhead 4.1%
Merrie City-Cascadian 4%

Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%
Gwatkins-No Bull 4.5%

I first learnt the following poem at Xaverian, Manchester in about 1973. Little did I know I would later hear it on a Cream album.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Beer, Outings and Food

Always on the lookout for something a bit different we have found a restaurant with a difference, so on the trip to Liverpool on March 1st we will be booking places at  Alma de Cuba . Basically the restaurant is in a redundant church and while eating brunch we will be entertained by a gospel choir. We will be booking for 2-00pm and anybody wishing to join us needs to let us know by Friday this week. We still have a few places left on the trip and payment is now due.

We start this lovely new week with the following beers:

Chadwick's-Castle Pale 4.2%
Winster Valley-Lakes Blonde 3.8% (but not a lot)
OSB-Hopscotch 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Northern 'T'Ale 3.9%

Next up Long Man's-American Pale Ale and then Thornbridge-Hopton.


Lilley's-Darksider 7.5%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% (not a lot)

Here's a belting flashmob from a railway station. No, sadly it's not Carnforth but Antwerp: