Friday, 10 August 2018

"Stin ygeia mas Paphos"

The Old Fishing Shack Ale & Cider House
Τεύκρου, 
Paphos 



The Old Fishing Shack has an extensive range of over 400 different bottled beers from all over the world. Athos, the pub landlord is very knowledgeable, not only in just recommending beers, but also the order in which you should drink them.
Selection wise, I can confidently say this is probably one of the best beer bars on the island and definitely the best barman in Paphos... Cyprus... and the Eastern Mediterranean!

According to Athos, I tried 26 different beers. 
My Top 5 were...

Septem 'Eighth Day' (7%)
Garage 'Soup IPA' (6%)
Fucking Hell (4.9%)
Urthel 'Hop It' (9.5%)
Houblon Chouffe (9%)

The best barman in Paphos... Cyprus... and the Eastern Mediterranean!




The Wooden Pub 1
Poseidonos Ave, 
Paphos,

 The Wooden Pub is another good bottle pub next to the harbour, with very friendly staff. This boozer mainly concentrates on the Cypriot real ales from Aphrodite's Rock, True Ale and Humor. Naturally I completed the set of all the Cypriot beers, my favourite being Humor Weiss (5%)




Friday, 27 July 2018

Bev Bevvy

16th/17th July 2018
The lovely East Yorkshire market town of Beverley has 7 GBG pubs and a 'Spoons to tick off, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to complete this task. The GBG listed Cornerhouse is closed on a Monday and opens late on a Tuesday, so it remained shut on our visit. 

1. THE MONKS WALK*
2. GREEN DRAGON*

 3. CHEQUERS MICROPUB*

 4. THE GAME BIRD (our digs for the night)

5. SUN INN*

6. TIGER INN

7. THE WOOLPACK*


8. THE WINDMILL INN

9. DOG & DUCK*

10. THE CROSS KEYS (JDW)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Beverley Races

Tuesday 17th July 2018
Afternoon Racing
Admission £6
(course enclosure)
Programme £2.50





Beverley

2:00
7 Princess Power 20/1
3 Diamonique 6/4F
7 Ran
2:30
2 Arnold 9/2
9 Thornaby Princess 33/1
7 Etienne Gerard 7/2F
10 Ran
3:00
1 Highly Focussed 5/2JtF
4 Compton River 9/1
2 Imperial Legend 6/1
8 Ran

Non Runners: Funkadelic
3:30
3 Stormin Tom 11/4
2 Gabrial's King 14/1
5 Ran
4:00
7 Pepys 5/1
3 Mywayistheonlyway 2/1JtF
7 Ran

Non Runners: Equiano Springs
4:30
3 Ghayyar 9/2
5 Tight Lines 15/8F
5 Ran
5:00
10 Rock On Bertie 9/2
7 Bollin Joan 10/1
6 Kenmare River 100/30F
9 Ran

Non Runners: Johni Boxit
5:30
6 Island Song EvensF
4 Different Journey 11/2
5 Correggio 10/1
10 Ran

Non Runners: Polar Forest, Prosecute






The Camel Derby Winners

Winners - Deb 0 Shaunee 1 (from 6 races backed)


Friday, 13 July 2018

Notts Landing

This time last week we landed in Notts for our annual bevvy and races beano. I was hoping to tick off a dozen GBG pubs, and with a lot of help from Wilko's taxi, we managed to achieve it. Overall we supped in a grand total of 21 Nottingham pubs, which included 19 previously uncharted. 

1. THE FAT & FIDDLE*
2. HAND & HEART*

3. THE THREE CROWNS

4. BELL INN

5. CRAFTY CROW*
6. THE EMBANKMENT*

7. THE ORGAN GRINDER*
8. A ROOM WITH A BREW*

9. THE BANK

10 BUNKERS HILL
11. WILLIAM IV* (PIC COURTESY OF MARK WILKINS)
12. THE PLOUGH
13. HORSE & JOCKEY*
14. THE SIR JOHN BORLASE WARREN
15. THE OLD VOLUNTEER*
16. WILLOWBROOK*
17. DOCTORS ORDERS*

18. LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER*


19. HOP MERCHANT
 Top 5 Bevvies
1. Lincoln Green 'Bowman' (4.3%)****+
(The Hop Merchant)
2. Blue Monkey 'Infinity IPA' (4.6%)****
(The Organ Grinder)
3. Brass Castle 'Rhubarb & Custard' (4%)****
(Horse & Jockey)
4. Magpie 'Happily Ever After' (3.8%)****
(Doctors Orders)
5.Flipside ';Stirling Pale' (3.8%)****
(The Old Volunteer)