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Pub Quiz Pun Fun

Beer This Way

Yesterday I went to a pub quiz with Tom¬†– I’ve always prided myself on coming up with excellent pun based pub quiz names – and it turns out this is also a hobby of Tom’s. After an evening of discussion (and coming up with some painful puns – I’m still really proud of Highbury and Quizlington though) Tom has created the following wonderful webpage to show off our work….

http://www.tomandthat.com/pub-quiz-team-name-generator/

We’re still adding pub quiz puns to it, but if you want to borrow one for your quiz, do let me know!

Beer Post: The Bitter End and a ‘Must Visit’ Pub

Beer Cellar

Beer Cellar

A while ago I promised Martin Steers a beer related post. At the time I was in the middle of a lent based beer-freeze, which prevented me from consuming a huge amount of the stuff, or visiting any nice pubs.

I’ve since had a chance to attend a few pubs, and also one of my favorite places in the world – an off licence with Ales on tap, which will fill up a vessel of your choice with the beer of your choice. The place I speak of is The Bitter End, just around the corner from my girlfriend’s house in Bromley, London (or Kent depending on your definition). The place is an actual treasure trove of hard-to-come by bottled beers and ciders (including if you’re devoid of the ability to taste a number of exotic lagers) at really quite reasonable prices. The key draw for me though is (as I say) the ability to take home 4 pints in a flagon from the tap. I’ve just polished off my supply of Wadworth’s 6X from my last visit (frustratingly they’d just run out of St Austell Tribute – which is a favorite of mine) in the past I’ve had some really good beers recommended by the proprietor, who’s pretty good at finding you a tipple if you can tell him a few beers you enjoy.

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper

Whilst also in this kneck of the woods, I actually bumbled into this place¬† – The Grasshopper in Westerham (Kent). We only stopped for a coffee, but it’s a really nice pub – an absolutely massive place, which appears to have been a Tudor great hall in a previous life, and practically unchanged since. Lots of beams, and eclectic artwork abound, as well as a log fire if that’s to your taste – the carvery smelt quite excellent, and I’m sure is probably worth a go. Even if you only pop in (as we did) because your in the area and it looks intreguing – worth popping your head around the door if you happen to be passing.

More beer & pubs soon….

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Mark Farrington

Mark Farrington
Broadcast Engineer working in UK Commercial Radio, former Student Radio person (and Honorary Lifetime Member of the Student Radio Association) - I also play with bits and pieces of web stuff, cycle, take photos, cook food and enjoy a good pint of real ale.