Category Archives: Blog

I’m not blogging about real ale much these days, too busy brewing and selling/distributing it. There are blogs going back to 2010 here – please be aware of this when reading them : pubs can change a lot very quickly!

The Compasses, Pattiswick

The Compasses, Compasses Rd, Pattiswick CM77 8BG A ‘gastro pub’ that isn’t actually a pub at all – it’s a…

1st Chappel Winter Ale Festival

After *many* late-summer trips to their summer festival, last Friday we went to the Chappel & Wakes Colne 1st Winter…

8th Harwich and Dovercourt Winter Ale Festival

If you were compiling a list of the places to go in Essex, you probably wouldn’t see Harwich and Dovercourt at the top of the list. And Harwich and Dovercourt and a chilly December day wouldn’t be seen as a particularly enticing combination. Well, after today I can safely say that we’ll be pencilling in December 2010 for a return visit!

23rd Chappel Beer Festival

We had a quick visit to the 23rd Chappel Beer Festival last Saturday. It was held, as ever, at the…