Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Life and Death...

The Anchor - Monday 20th June 2016

Bridgen Rd, Bexley, Kent DA5 1JE

This is a pub I have not been in for at least 25 years, when it was still known as The Blue Anchor. It has not changed much layout wise but  the decor is more even if the furniture is not. Unfortunately, the reason for frequenting this pub was for the wake of my father who passed away on the 16th of May 2016. It was just a small affair for family and closest friends, butwe gave him a good send off - RIP dad.

The pub turned out to be pretty good for beers as they offered three real ales on pump as well as a couple of beers on tap (Guinness and one of those cream flow bitters). The food was good and plentiful, and everyone had pretty much whatever drinks they required, so not a bad pub overall.

Beers drunk on this visit :
1) Monty Python's Holy Grail (4.0%) - Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire - a light, refreshing golden ale with crisp after taste
Number of Visits : 1st / a few previous

M&B Sports and Social Club - Sunday 19th June 2016

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms - Thursday 2nd June 2016

156 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DW

I had an easy run tonight with NW and CM; we were all a bit tired for some reason and none of us had much in the tank for an energetic run. It was a good outing though and I am glad I went in the end. I got home to a nice Balti curry which, along with the exercise, built up a thirst. I called MB and as luck would have it he was up for a beer or two tonight.

We decided on the usual haunt for a few jars and some great rock music. It was a good evening and we got chatting to a few of the regulars in there to boot. They also had another Caledonian brew on which we sampled before going onto the Guinness. We both seem to be getting back into the Guinness again after many years on the ale. I am still very much primarily an ale drinker, but for the occasional session and ease of ordering, the Guinness is not that bad as an addition to our repertoire.

As a nice surprise, MB had bought me a bottle of Southwark Bermondsey Brew 1885 - apparently a very limited edition (only 80 bottles were made) ale brewed especially for a local beer fest that I was unable to attend last Thursday due to my project at work peaking the following day and requiring me to be on my best form.

I shall set aside a day soon to drink that (I am now out of work; or between contracts as I prefer to say), and maybe get round to sampling that Belgian beer (Cornet) that my friends from Antwerp bought me too. I will write a blog post for when I do so that I have a record of the pair of them.

Beers drunk on this visit:
1) Flying Scotsman (%) - Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh, Scotland - a malty pale ale
2) Extra Cold (4.2%) - Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland - a chilled dry stout

Number of visits: several