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Back To The Friday Plan

09/01/2023 Leave a comment

Not quite as much rain to start the day. I really should have checked the opening times as The Beer In Hand is closed on Sunday. So, The Orange Tree and over doing it on Cobs it is then. Ham Salad on arrival, Cheese and Onion to follow. Cobs could be the January thing?

Ham Salad in The Orange Tree

Free Coffee and Tagging

08/01/2023 Leave a comment

There was a lot of overnight weather and well into the day as well. It turned out that the free hot drink included the large drinks as well. So a huge hit of Caffeine and a paid for Bacon Roll as well. The Kings Fee has run out of Wild Beer Co Cans forever. 10% off in @hfdbeerhouse for tagging. Gets a Birthday Gift Pack. Quality Glassware. 

And I was Happy too

Cheaper and Free

07/01/2023 Leave a comment

The first Beano of the year and the Petrol is much cheaper in Hereford and I win a Costa reward for a free hot drink. Spoons January Sale means the Guest Ales are only 99p a Pint. Nothing like that “Here in Wales”. The Orange Tree, late Cobs arrival. However Fine Cask Ales. Two Cobs are really filling, aren’t they?

A 99p Pint in a Jug

Cheaper Petrol and Beer

06/01/2023 Leave a comment

06 January 2023

Back in the Beano saddle for 2023. The Beer House is only open on the Saturday (10% off for tagging them on Social Media), so it’s more of the Beer In Hand and The Orange Tree. Lots of Daily Tech News Show #CES2023 coverage on the way up.

Nice lot of space in the Carpark

And just across the road, a sign that I shouldn’t have filled up before I left. 2023 is going to be one of those years.

However 149.9 a litre in Pontypridd

Things started to look up when I was given an app voucher for a hot drink in Costa Coffee tomorrow.

I’m the Mayor too

The Town Centre and on the way to The Kings Fee (Wetherspoon)

99p a Pint for Guest Ales. Helps with the Post Christmas spending.

Not Here in Wales

Moving on to The Orange Tree, in need of Cobs.

A lot of history around
A Great Pubby Pub

Might, actually completely over did it with two cobs.

Cheese and Onion & Ham Salad

Opens at 12:00, seven days a week. Classic Pub.

That was… Beer 2022

02/01/2023 Leave a comment

My year in Beer and Beano for 2022

And thanks to Karl

The Mild Christmas Eve

25/12/2022 Leave a comment

The day before Christmas and it’s time to count my blessings. Starting early with a Luxury, Festive Mince Pie.  One and a half in the Pen & Wig with a discount for my CAMRA card. You can’t beat a quality tray of chips on Christmas Eve, even when you are overlooking Newport Railway Station. On to The Little Tap House, where Arfur popped in. Forgot to video that bit. I ended up in Tiny Rebel, drinking Cask and gaining TR rewards. Very rather sleepy on the bus.

Christmas Eve 2022 in Newport

Cold, Snow and Festive – Cwrw17 December 2022

22/12/2022 Leave a comment

Had to use my backup bus as the Graig-y-Rhacca bus yet again didn’t show up. Caerphilly at just above freezing but still had a lot more snow than Bedwas. A Festive Mice Pie and a Pint of Cwrw to start the day in The Malcom Uphill. And then it all got Hazy in the form of Hazy Jane. Downhill all the way once I reached Brew Monster. Some Discord live chat too.

The Malcolm Uphill – Caerphilly

Mist, Frost and The Little Taphouse

30/11/2022 Leave a comment

A frosty, misty Tuesday just before December. The Little Taproom was already open when I arrived in Newport. This makes sense as it is also a coffee room. Apparently, it’s from the same people as St Cannas, in Cardiff and a little bird (Internet) tells me it’s Fine Ales from 11:00.

However, it’s on to The John Wallace Linton as their bar open at 08:00. A choice of Christmas or World Cup Ales greet me. Christmas wins with The Christmas in a Glass, Plum Pudding from JW Lees.

Lots of Chips from The Harbour Fish Bar, still in the mist. Then onto The Little Taphouse. Lots of Fine Ales but initial WiFi issues. However, the fine art of unplugging it and then plugging it in again fixed that. Impressions, small, friendly, good opening hours, cask and keg ales with a good selection of cans and bottles. Would be better if they had sandwiches or baguettes. Probably good back on Saturday.

To finish off, The Malcolm Uphill on Wednesday. Had another Luxury, Festive Mince Pie.

And This is Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar

The mb13 Journal – Hereford November 2022

28/11/2022 Leave a comment

This really is a lot of odds and stuff. Christmas lights, me burbling on, beer, chips and festive lights. The true spirit of Beanoing.

£2.50 for the quality Cob

The Missing Mince Pie

28/11/2022 Leave a comment

DH Unplugged and not quite the Lazy Beano model, despite it being a later start due to it being Sunday. So the start is in The Kings Fee.  Orange Juice but a World Shortage of Mince Pies.  Also they have lost the remote control for the TV opposite me, so I’m watching the World Cup on my iPad Mini. The Hereford Beer House, big German, Malty start. 

Malty Sunday
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