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by Old Yard Dog
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Alfie's Wine Bar & Bistro, Litte Sutton
Replies: 11
Views: 4425

Re: Alfie's Wine Bar & Bistro, Litte Sutton

Currently serving just one cask beer, alternating between Wainwright and Sharp's Atlantic. The former was in very good nick last night.
by Old Yard Dog
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: The Rake(Rake Hall)
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: The Rake(Rake Hall)

The Rake has been up for sale at £1,300,000 for the last few months.

https://www.fleurets.com/properties/nw- ... t-cheshire
by Old Yard Dog
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: The Rake(Rake Hall)
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: The Rake(Rake Hall)

The Rake has been up for sale at £1,300,000 for the past few months.

https://www.fleurets.com/properties/nw- ... t-cheshire
by Old Yard Dog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Old Wirral Hundred, Ellesmere Port
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Old Wirral Hundred, Ellesmere Port

Eight cask beers on on Monday, all from the Marstons stable
by Old Yard Dog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Egerton Arms, Bache, now Mill @ Upton
Replies: 9
Views: 3160

Re: Egerton Arms, Bache, now Mill @ Upton

Excellent pints of Holts Bitter and Two Hoots when I visited on Friday. Almost GBG standard.

You have to pay to park but you get all your money back when you buy a drink.
by Old Yard Dog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Egerton Arms, Bache, now Mill @ Upton
Replies: 9
Views: 3160

Re: Egerton Arms, Bache, now Mill @ Upton

Excellent pints of Holts Bitter (4) and Holts Two Hoots (3.5) when I visited on Friday. Almost GBG standard.

You have to pay to park but get your money back when you buy a drink.
by Old Yard Dog
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Duke of Wellington, Ince
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Re: Duke of Wellington, Ince

There was no real ale on when I called at this newly reopened and refurbished pub last night which is trying very hard to attract new custom. The bar maid said they were not turning over enough and were having to throw beer away. It hasn't gone completely but is only likely to be put on when they ex...
by Old Yard Dog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting beer, football and trains trip to Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Interesting beer, football and trains trip to Birmingham

Having decided to forsake Bradford's visit to Boston on Saturday expecting a heavy defeat, I thought I would do Coventry City vs Blackpool at St Andrews to fulfil my duty as a member of the 92 Club. And it also afforded me an opportunity to redo Bordesley station which normally only sees one train a...
by Old Yard Dog
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Connah's Quay
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Connah's Quay

I called in last Monday after picking up my ticket for the Nomads vs Partizan Belgrade and was seriously impressed by the quality of the Old Brewery Bitter - my first 4.5 of the year. The condition and temperature were perfect despite the sweltering heat outside (31C). And it was only £2 a pint. The...
by Old Yard Dog
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Farmer's Arms Kelsall
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Re: Farmer's Arms Kelsall

Excellent pint of Black Sheep best Bitter on Sun 7th July but the pub was very quiet. Pedigree and wainwright also on tap.
by Old Yard Dog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Wheatsheaf, Dunham-on-the-Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Wheatsheaf, Dunham-on-the-Hill

According to the Chronicle, Greene King have closed this former Greenall's pub which was keg only for many, many years. Latterly it sold one real ale. There's a lot of competition on the A56 between Chester and Helsby so this had to be vulnerable (my view not GK).
by Old Yard Dog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Wheelwrights Arms, Elton
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Re: Wheelwrights Arms, Elton

Coach House Dick Turpin and Greene King Barmy Army on tap today. No sign of the boxes of cider seen at New Year.
by Old Yard Dog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Rigger, Elton
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Rigger, Elton

The Rigger is still closed and now boarded up.
by Old Yard Dog
Mon May 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Shrewsbury Arms Mickle Trafford
Replies: 5
Views: 2814

Re: Shrewsbury Arms Mickle Trafford

Blackboards indicate a good range of cask ales but they only had Courage Directors and Black Sheep Best Bitter on on Saturday night. Having said that, the Directors was in very good nick (3.5). The pub was quite quiet, presumably as most of the diners had left.
by Old Yard Dog
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Pub and Brewery News
Topic: Cheshire Yeoman, Ledsham
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Cheshire Yeoman, Ledsham

Hook Norton Old Hooky (1.5) and Wainwright (not sampled) were the two beers on tap today.