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#mb09 – Day 02 – King Street Afternoon

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

Good start to Day 02, Twitter DM from Great Western Railways, no problem with videos and picture, just make yourself know to the GWR station staff. Starbucks and The Kings Templar to start and then walking along the river to the Commercial Rooms.

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Really good Spoons, The Commercial Rooms. Opens at 08:00, Bar at 09:00 with a great fridge and some local craft keg too.

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Next step BrewDog Bristol, just around the corner from King Street. 

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Deliveries but not in any way that I have seen it before. However there was a great welcome.

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And yet again I failed to spot the WiFi password. Bottom right if you are like me. No Burgers but it’s wall to wall pizzas, however it’s the melted cheese issue again.

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King Street with some rather odd sky exposure.  The King Street brew House on the left, where the WiFi registration system says we don’t really want you to use it.  However they had a Mild, which was brewed on site.  Not great but another one to add to #MildMay

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The Volley. The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Irony, I’m thinking? You order from the wall as Pump Clips are banned.

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There was an old Duffer who brought his pint back as it was hazy. The Bar Staff were very sympathetic to him and swapped it out. I expect they didn’t have the heart to tell him.  Probably a CAMRA member?

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Also in the Hopbunker Cardiff. There is nothing new in this world.

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Going underground.

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And surprisingly good connectivity both ThreeUK LTE and free password-less WiFI. Of course I’m using a VPN.

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And I called it a day there. Didn’t make it to the Small Bar, went to Sainsbury and got myself an extra 150 extra Nectar points. It’s strange what Fine Ales do to you. Pencilled in a return for Saturday. 

#mb09 – Day 02 – Wrap

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

As the weather changes

 

 

I fall behind schedule

Video OK and Behind Schedule #mb09 Day 02

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

A good for Station videoing

 

 

And the schedule slips, mostly due to Fine Ales

#mb09 – Day 01 – Politics and a Smock

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

Off to Bristol for #mb09. Four nights away with lots of Politics, European Elections including and a Smock. Cast not a clout and all that. First stop the Joy that is Newport Train Station. Luckily the train goes from Platform 4, so it it’s not an up and over. eTicket and double Nectar points to the fore.

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Having experience of TFWRail (Transport for Wales Rail) at peak times is quite an experience, usually standing. GWR (Great Western Railways) were able to provide me with a seat reservation and a turbo charged Diesel engine. So I was ahead there. Issue with the Customer Information System not knowing it was at Newport and a Driver, Guard conversation going out over the PA. Interesting.

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Bristol Temple Meads is only 5 minutes way from the nearest Spoons, The Knights Templar. Bacon and all you can drink Coffee awaited.

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09:00 and paying a Tenner for early check in the local Ibis (Bristol Temple Meads) paid off. Dropped off the bag and the Smock. It’s going to be a train spotter’s paradise there.

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Straight off then to the second Spoons of the day The Commercial Rooms. Nicely cool and lots of local ales. #CurryThursday

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Mind you I don’t want to go to Mr Tomilson’s Country and find Evan Evans on Cask.

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#CurryThursday works in Bristol too. Happy to swap the Popadoms for Chips. So it’s a quality half and half.

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There was spillage which was all my own fault and they cleaned up after me and they refreshed my glass. Thank you Moor Beer Co. CAMRA approved can to boot.

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No me but the tables are out of Plum. It’s a thing, apparently 

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I’ve been saying it’s The Barley May all week. You see Politics. However it’s Mow, so not Politics.  The Bristol Beer Factory’s Flagship Pub. Runny Scotch Eggs apparently, there will be a revisit.

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Opens at 12:00, so maybe a Saturday afternoon in there? No a bad first day.

#mb09 – Day 01 – Wrap

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

Live from The Ibis Bristol Temple Meads

 

 

All the thrills and spills (2) from Day 01

Dump The Smock – #mb09 – Day 01

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

It was Summer

 

 

And there was Major Spillage

Politics and a Smock – #mb09 The Start

23/05/2019 1 comment

It was Newport

The train started from Newport

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