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Friday, 12 September 2014

Beer and Stuff

Here we are, at the start of another weekend. Where does the time go?

Now then, we have our trip to the Prince of Wales at Foxfield and Cartmel next Sunday (21st). Leaving The Snug at 10 45am due back about 7-30pm. There are still some places left and the cost is £10 per person. We are now also taking bookings for our trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets, the Marble Arch and the many other real ale pubs in Manchester. We will be going on Sunday November 30th, timings roughly as above and cost will be about £12 per person. Please get in touch if you would like to book your place.

We now have 15 teams in The Snug Fantasy Football League. It's only £5 to enter and proceeds will be split between the winner and Help for Heroes. The league starts tomorrow so join up today, don't delay. Details of how to join are on the Thursday 28 August post.

On the bar today we have:

Barngates Pale 3.3%
Fell Robust Porter 4.8%
Plain Ales Sheep Dip 3.8%
Great Orme Great Welsh 5%
Growler Lemonhead 4.1%

Westons Family Reserve Cider 5%
Westons Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up Marble-Beermoth IPA 7.2%

Now here's a little treat to ease you into weekend. Paloma Faith singing Stone Cold Sober:

Friday, 5 September 2014

Beer, Outings and Fantasy Football

We still have seats on our charabanc trip to the Prince of Wales, Foxfield and Cartmel on Sunday 21 September. Get in touch asap if you would like to join us, departing about 11 00am, back about 7 00pm at £10 pp.

We now have several teams in our Snug Fantasy Football League. £5 to enter and the money will be split between the winners and Help for Heroes. Details of how to join us are on the blog post below. Payment over the bar please.

Monday night (8 Sep) is ukulele night. Starting at 6 30 and admission is strictly by ukulele only.

Well, here we are hurtling into another weekend. Below are the delights on the bar today:

Naylor's-Wilkie's Wobbler 5% (but not a lot)
Kirkby Lonsdale-Ruskin's 3.9%
Bowness Bay-Swan Black IPA 4.6%
Boggart-Cascade 4%
Marble-Earl Grey IPA 6.8%

Weston's  Family Reserve 5%
Weston's Old Rosie 7.3%

Next up Fell Brewery Progressive Pale Lite and Ulverston Fra Diavolo.

The Snug Beer Festival will be on 21 and 22 November this and our provisional date for the Manchester Christmas Markets and Real Ale Pubs trip is 30 November. More details soon.

Have a good weekend. Start it with a bit of Lou Reed:

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Snug Fantasy Football League

Join in the friendly and competitive fun of The Snug's Fantasy Football League. Although the season has already started, the League will not start to record points until Game Week 4 (13th September), so make sure that you have registered before that date.
To join, simply follow these instructions:
Go to and click on the register/sign up now button. Fill in your profile details.
Next, click on the Fantasy Premier League window then select the Pick Team tab.This is where the fun begins for those who want to tinker endlessly with squads and formations.It is pretty useful at this stage to read the rules! For those who can't be arsed/know nothing simply select Autocomplete and your squad will be selected for you. Make sure that you select a captain/vice captain then click Confirm Your Team.You are now registered and will immediately begin to score points in the National/World leagues.
In order to join The Snug Private League, click on the grey Leagues tab towards the top of the page. Click on Join a League then Private League and enter the following code:


Entry Fee = £5.00 (payable to Gregg or Julie). The winner will take 40%, second place will get 20%, third will get 10% and the remaining 30% will be donated to Help the Heroes. You can play for free, but will be excluded from the prize money - obviously!
In addition to the prize money, the winner will also receive the highly coveted Snug Fantasy Football Championship trophy!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Belgian Beer and Help for Heroes

Well, our second birthday on August 1st went with a bang, we never thought we had so any classically trained singers coming in, so many stars! The collecting tin on the bar has now been emptied and another £180 is winging its way to Help for Heroes. Thank you to all.

We now have ten of our soon to be twelve range of Belgian beers in stock, already so popular that we have had to re-order four already. If you're wondering two cases of the twelve were damaged in transit and are expected in stock very soon. Our range of bottles from the Stone Brewing Co in San Diego should be with us very soon.

We start this weekend with the following cask ales and ciders:

Marlpool-Classic Bitter 4.8%
OSB-Headmaster 4.5%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Jubilee Stout 5.5%
Fell-Progressive Pale 5.1%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Tiffin Gold 3.6%

Weston's Old Rosie 7.3%
Weston's Rosie Pig 4.8%

Bookings for our 21st September trip to the Prince of Wales at Foxfield and on to Cartmel are coming in thick and fast. There are still places left at £10pp but suggest booking soon to ensure a seat. Our trip to the Marble Arch and the Manchester Christmas Markets will be on 30 November this year. Details soon.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Heatwave-Have A Drink!

On this hot and sunny start to the weekend we have some lovely light ale to tempt you, not to mention the return of the tasty Boggart Rum Porter. We also have our Old Rosie Scrumpy and a cider perry blend, not to mention our range of wines and soft drinks.

So, here are the details:

Boggart-Rum Porter 4.6%
Marble-Dobber 5.9%
Rooster's-Buckeye 3.5%
SevernVale-Nibbly Ale 3.8%
Borough-Halcyon/Cascade Pale 4%

Weston's Old Rosie 7.3%
Lilley's Crazy Goat 6.8%

In the meantime I am unable to embed videos, don't know whether it's me, the new kit or Windows 8, but that's the situation. So I recommend you pop over to Youtube and have a decko at John Cale singing Dying on the Vine. Sublime.

Friday, 18 July 2014

So, Scorchio Means Overcast and Windy!

On this grey and windy start to the weekend we have on t'bar:

Marble-Earl Grey IPA 6.8%
Blackjack-Beginners Luck 5%
Ulverston-Laughing Gravy 4%
Borough Pale 3.7%
Fell-Robust Porter 4.8%

Gwynt y Ddraig-Two Trees Perry 4.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Our next Snug outing is on September 21st and we will be off to the Prince of Wales at Foxfield (no trains there on a Sunday) and Cartmel. Already half the seats on the coach are booked so please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Hope you can join us this weekend, especially if you are in the area for the Hawkshead Beer Festival. In the meantime, for those in the ukulele group who haven' heard it before, and for those who just like The Clash, London's Calling:

Friday, 11 July 2014

We're Back!

Profound apologies, due to technological meltdown we have been unable to blog for the last couple of weeks. But, for good or ill, we are back.

Bookings are now coming in for our trip on Sunday 21 September. We will leave The Snug around 10.45 heading to visit our friends at the Prince of Wales, Foxfield. From there we will meander to Cartmel, a treat for lovers of food and drink and the home of Unsworth's Yard Brewery. Price is £12 per person, a right bargain.

Our second birthday is on 1 August. We are still finalising details but it will certainly involve cheese and port.

So, here's what's on the bar today:

Conwy-Honey Fare
Milk Street-Ra
Titanic-Cherry Dark

Gwynt y Ddraig-Two Trees Perry
Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy

We now also have prosecco in stock, by the bottle. Bottled beers are currently from Marble, Hardknott and Brewdog. Coming soon a range of 12 Belgian beers and 9 from Stone Brewing Co, San Diego.

This one's for Flo and Stephen who called in yesterday and are visiting from Belize: