Archive for December, 2014


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Thursday 18th December 2014

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Emergency raw tomato.   Semi local Spoons – Paradise Place.
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And it was festive.   And so was the Briar Rose.
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Brewdog Birmingham. Cantillon Gueuze on draft.   And from the Brewdog Gent’s. Beer knowledge.

A Beano to Burton upon Trent

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Wednesday 17 December 2014

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I love Premier Inns but this is my nemesis, the toast machine.   The all you can eat Full English.
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Birmingham New Street, not the greatest of stations.   Burton was rather grey and damp.
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The home of British Brewing seemed to be American.   However there seemed to be plenty of capacity.
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Semi festive and in line with the beer theme.   The load Spoons. Great staff and welcome.
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Great pub. Shame it wasn’t open until 16:00.   However The Roebuck was open.
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Real wooden floor too, Mr Manning.   Couldn’t see the trees.
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Beer theme at the station.   Hats off I say.

Post Christmas

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The trains started later

But there were trains

Pre Christmas

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So no change there them

Hopped To

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At Christmas

Hops are the way forward

Wooden Floor

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Where barrels look good

Train Instead Of Plane

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Birmingham instead of Newcastle

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It was nippy   Very nippy
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Newport – The Queens Hotel   Breakfast and carpet for Mr Manning
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No flood   Platform 3
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Delightful New Street Station – Birmingham   All gone festive!
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Lunch mostly   Great staff, poor Internet

Tuesday 16 December 2014

No Coach B

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Birmingham not Newcastle

Train not plane

No Bread

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Semi Black Friday

No Chicken Tikka

Not Donkeys

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Not really in the video

Just ales and mince pies

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