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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 New Bell Inn, Harwich

The New Bell Inn is near the famous Ha’penny Pier and Electric Palace Cinema in Harwich, and it’s well over…

Beer Shopping in Essex

A month or so ago, with an afternoon off work, I embarked upon an epic journey in search of bottled…

The New Town Tavern, Colchester

The New Town Tavern had a bit of a spotty reputation for some years, and memorably under it’s previous owner it targetted the LGBT community as ‘The Pink Panther’.

The Layer Fox, Layer de la Haye

Two Adnams (Ghost Ship and Broadside), Woodforde’s Wherry, and St Austell Tribute – a fairly safe selection of good beers on this first visit after it’s makeover.