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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Current Beers and Pint Records

Well, some time ago we set a record for selling a cask of Marble Pint in 1hr 50 mins. We then beat that down to 1 hr 35 mins. On Friday last week we had a very busy night and the first beer went at 5 30 when the Marble Pint went on. At 6 20 the cask was empty, yes 50 minutes, our new record. Even more impressive that there were 4 other pumps on at the same time.

So, after all that excitement what fine ales are we offering today? Here we go:

Marble Ginger 5.1%
Deeply Vale DV8 Stout 4.8%
Scarborough Old Sailor 4.9%
Wall's Yorkshire Gold 4.2%
Ulverston Royal Reserve 6%

Westons Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Now for my favourite Penguin Café Orchestra number, just because I can:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Beers, Ciders and Trips

We have around 66 people on our June 7th trip so there are still 4 places left. The coach will be a little cosier than usual with 70 seats but we are only travelling to Staveley, there to Cartmel then back. Payment of £10 is due now please. Let's hope the sun shines as it is today.

Following is what we are offering the discerning drinker today:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Cherkeby 5%
Winster Valley-Hurdler 3.5%
Barngates-Pale 3.3%
Chadwick's-Black Gem 5%
Arbor-MB Bomb 4.7%

Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%
Abrahall,s-Slack Alice 4.5%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Next beers up:

Yeovil-Glory 3.8%
Caveman-Neanderthal 4.4%

And now, supergroup FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) who are touring later this year:


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Help for Heroes Gin and Beer

The great news is that we celebrated St George's Day by raising £600 for Help for Heroes. Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have now raised over £3000 for an extremely worthy cause that supports our troops in need.

Special thanks to David Unsworth, his enthusiasm and knowledge about gin are inspiring and he was extremely entertaining too. We had the added bonus of tasting 6 fantastic gins that few of us had ever come across before. It is well worth a visit to Cartmel to visit David's wonderful wine and spirit shop at Unsworth's Yard .

In other news-the trip to Hawkshead Brewery and Cartmel on June 7th is now fully booked.

On the bar this evening we have:

Hawkshead-NZPA 6%
Wickwar-Real Stout 4.3%
Winster Valley-Best Bitter 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Monumental 4.5%
Town House-Meridien Mild 4%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Well, we have the big election on Thursday and the outcome is as hard to predict as any election, certainly in my lifetime. So pretty soon we may be living through this:


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Happy St George's Day

We wish you all a happy St George's Day, and what a glorious day it is.

Just a reminder that we are open lunchtime today but closed this evening for our ticket only Help for Heroes St George's Day fundraiser. All tickets have been sold.

Business as usual tomorrow.

The good news is that we have had to increase the size of the coach for our trip to Staveley/Hawkshead Brewery and Cartmel on June 7th to a 70 seater. We still have 6 seats left so please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

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.