25 January 2024

Beer Guide London Visits 30 – Hackney

18th June 2022 Nowadays we are used to finding good beer and good bars all over London but there was a time when you really had to hunt around. Bermondsey started the change with the nascent beer mile but Hackney and Hackney Wick were quick to follow in its footsteps. Today’s plan was to start at the northern end of Hackney and work south getting […]

22 August 2023

Beer Guide London Visits 27 – East London

The Friday of the long Bank Holiday weekend saw me riding the District line to it’s final stop at Upminster and a day exploring the far Eastern reaches of Guide territory. A ten minute walk from the tube station brought me to the first stop of the day, Upminster Tap Room. This is a slightly larger than usual micropub with a good range of cask […]

12 June 2023

Wrocław Bars

As with all of my beer trips the main source of information I used was the Untappd app but as I was in Poland I also used the ever excellent ontap.pl app which gives even more information about what is pouring at the bars it lists, including prices, and it is updated in real time by its user base. As noted in my main article […]

29 May 2023

There’s No Place Like Gnome

For the past couple of years the Hospital where I am employed has been working towards the implementation of a new Patient Administration System, just about the largest IT project a Trust can undertake. As an employee within the IT Department this obviously meant a lot of work and stress, and an understanding that the possibility of taking time off around Go-Live was out of […]

6 February 2023

Beer Guide London Visits 24 – Deptford & Peckham

The day started out with a long train journey out to Bexley to pay a visit to the Bexley Brewery followed by a number of Guide visits out in this part of London. I got to the Brewery to find it firmly closed, a rooky error meant that I had missed the announcement that it was closing the previous Saturday for an undisclosed period of […]

28 January 2023

Beer Guide London Visits 23 – Bermondsey

The big one. Bermondsey. Arguably the place where it all really started. Pretty much everybody who is in to beer has heard of the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I’ve tried on several occasions to complete it, but my lack of discipline has always seen me fail. Far too many good beers to turn down. This time though I was determined to do it, and document it […]