I started Adventures In Pubs a few years ago to help me remind myself which craft beers, real ales, wines, spirits, pubs and bars really stood out to me. It was all too easy to go on a night out to really enjoy what I was drinking and where I was and then totally forget what it was called or where it was the next day. This blog helped me not only to remember, but also to define and develop my tastes where previously my knowledge or awareness of what I was drinking was lower. Since then it has evolved and is a place where I can highlight and hopefully help promote all of my favourite vineyards, breweries and artisans. As a result, there are no negative reviews, no guest bloggers and no sponsored posts. I hope you enjoy it.
The huge craft beer explosion worldwide has produced some truly excellent microbreweries and has fundamentally changed the way that I both drink and view beer. These are just a few of those that I have found so far.
A wonderful American-style (or should I say Scandinavian-style) pale ale that I came across recently at Taste London 2012. Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing and light, yet also hoppy and full of flavour. The […]
Apachi is a fantastic American Pale Ale that I found on draft in The Antelope from the Devilfish Brewery. It is full bodied, hoppy, tasty and akin to Adnam’s American Style IPA. This flavour and style […]
As with my last post I was recently introduced to the gorgeous Ardennes Pale, one of the Monthly Specials from the Dark Star brewery based in West Sussex at the Craft Beer Co in Clerkenwell. After one […]
Fantastic beer brewed in South East London! I have seen these bottles in more and more places recently and because of the interesting looking ‘brown paper bag’ style design, really wanted to try one. My […]
Initially I wasn’t sure about trying Saranac White IPA when I was recommended it at the Great British Beer Festival 2012. It didn’t really sound like something I would enjoy. But I’m glad that I didn’t […]
For a long time I was overwhelmed by wine, the sheer breadth of options and a perceived snobbery. In recent years by trial and error as well as recommendation I have found some simply amazing wines from stunning wineries and vineyards across the globe as well as my own ways of describing them.
2011 was a strong year for now World-leading British wines and the Bacchus from “England’s leading wine maker”, Chapel Down is no exception! I bought 6 bottles at the recent Taste London event for Christmas […]
A lovely white wine from the Marlborough region of New Zealand that a friend introduced me to after seeing it on offer in Sainsbury’s. Sacred Hill’s ‘Orange Label’ sauvignon blanc is crisp and full of flavour but not […]
The Stump Jump – Shiraz is a fantastic wine from one of my favourite wine producers, d’Arenberg, based in the McLaren Vale, South Australia. It is very drinkable with or without food. I found it smooth, full […]
I have been to many bad pubs in my life and when you find a great one you have to cherish it. Drink and spend time there and it will buck the trend and survive the large scale recent pub closures. I no longer tolerate bad pubs. Poor beer selection, awful atmospheres or terrible staff. These are some amazing pubs and you should visit them.
The Royal Standard of England is the oldest freehouse in England, and a brilliant one too. Wonderful choices of local ales and fantastic food. It also looks the part with its exposed wood and hanging […]
Very welcoming bar in Tooting Broadway, South London, the Graveney & Meadow is a lovely bar, restaurant and coffee shop all in one. Perfect for the area which is awash with students, families, young professionals […]
A fantastic find in the heart of Clerkenwell, London, The Craft Beer Company has 16 cask ales available at all times, sourced from the UK’s finest independent micro breweries plus numerous fridges stocked full of […]
“The World’s Biggest Pub” returns for the annual Great British Beer Festival, this time held at Kensington Olympia (as it has in the past) instead of Earls Court because of the Olympics, which has a […]