A month or so ago, with an afternoon off work, I embarked upon an epic journey in search of bottled…
City of Beer 2015 – and we found plenty to like in one street!
A day off work, and a morning sanding floorboards gave me a good reason (not that I generally need one)…
It took me a little while to ponder it, but in the end I found I had to put a keg beer into the contenders list for Pint of the Year 2015.
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’.
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.
In which I become a hipster and embrace canned craft ale.
Only about 10 minutes drive from Colchester North Station, a bit more if you get stuck behind one of those drivers on the A134 who goes at a steady 38miles an hour
It’s a freeouse, and on the bar today were Adnams Mosaic Pale Ale, Woodford Wherry, and London Pride, with a blackboard showing that Timothy Taylor’s Landlord was up next. Which was nice.
A great addition to Colchester town centre’s real ale pubs.