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Don’t Sit On The Power Switch

13/06/2021 Leave a comment

Don’t Sit On The Power Switch, if you are watching Wales in the Euros and it’s still the first half. I did and the projector went off. The staff and punters in Crafty Devil’s Penarth Cellar were not amused. I wasn’t too happy either. However it was a great sunny day. All of my drinks were uniques and Spoons (The Bears Head) had an excellent selection of cask ales. Chips and a Class 769 to take me there. Wales drew.


For Saturday 12 June 2021

12/06/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 12 June2021. Bubs, planting Tomatoes and Cucumbers, WWDC, Fastly, slug pellets, Lemon Basil and Mint, Monkeypox and Prepping. #Penarth #SaturdayWrap 

Cardiff Like Newport

06/06/2021 Leave a comment

Summer and a pleasant train journey into Cardiff. However The Queen Street Costa Coffee doesn’t open until 08:00 on a Saturday.  Things aren’t back to normal at all. Also, the cask selection in The Gatekeeper is minimal. Thankfully Bubs came to the rescue. The Finest of Ales, The Finest of Staff and some kick arse WiFi. No if I could only get them to open at 07:00 and do Bacon Rolls. You can dream, can’t you?


For Saturday 05 June 2021

05/06/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 05 June 2021. #mb01 and Belgian Ales, 13.5 TOG. Apple TV 4K 2021, second Jab. Slightly sore arm, IFTTT, Summer planting and Cardiff is also closed in the early morning . #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap 

Belgian Practise Needed

31/05/2021 Leave a comment

Well this video is all over the place. A mixture of poor memory and overdoing it on the finest of Belgian Ales. That and spending way too much time in The Tripel B Belgian Cafe. However very good times and The Bacon Baguette was first class. Finishing off in The Plough was awesome put I was far too intoxicated and sleepy.


The Barman Calls His Mother Dude

31/05/2021 Leave a comment

The first Mini Beano after the 2021 lockdown. Worcester after a M40 stop at Michaelwood North. Lots of Coffee and Bacon and AM drizzle.  Everyone and their mother gets called Dude in the Hop Lords. A new craft bar and warm afternoon sun. Life is looking much better.


For Saturday 29 May 2021

29/05/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 29 May 2021. Newport Beano, Backup Sunday, More Apple Updates, Sun, Expanse from The Beginning, Tumble FTTC, 21H1, Booking. #Worcester #SaturdayWrap

Double Take Curry Thursday

27/05/2021 Leave a comment

Overdoing it on the chip front on Curry Thursday in The Tumble Inn, Pontypridd.

It’s The Little Things That Matter

25/05/2021 Leave a comment

Like will the bus be on time or will it even turn up? Will it hammer down with rain? Will I have enough things to moan about? So, dry and the bus was on time.

Newport was, well mostly closed before 08:00, still repairing the fire damage and minus one Spoons. The Queens Hotel. I will miss it.

With only one Wetherspoon in the City Centre, The John Wallace Linton, that now is the earliest to open and that is at 08:00. All the coffee Shops are 08:00 too. Still not back to whatever normal.

And so to Breakfast. BrewDog and Bacon seemed to hit the mark. Ordered on the app and I didn’t go for any sauces. Full disclosure, I am a BrewDog shareholder.

And it wouldn’t be me with out a tech failure. Here’s a tip, if the app says the beer is out of stock but you can see it in the fridge. Always go with your eyes. Still AB InBev.

Next was the Pen & Wig, Newport edition. Great welcome and a LocAle brew that became a 1K tweet, which for me is rather good. Good to be back on the cask. CAMRA member after all.

You can’t just have Fine Ales even if it is a Welsh Cake Stout. You need chips and you need chips from the Harbour Fish Bar. By the way it nearer to the Railway Station than it is to any Harbour. Always a good weather discussion going on there too.

Had a booking for Tiny Rebel Newport and I was sadly 10 minutes late. No problem and because I was a single booking I was put in the corner next to the power, my favourite spot.

Ordering was either via waiting staff or via a table QR code which tales you to an ordering website. Second tip of the day, the table number is written on the side of the hand sanitiser bottle. He’s the cream of the crop an 8.0% ABV Apricot and Vanilla IPA.

Little things win out

The First of 2021

23/05/2021 Leave a comment

So the first Saturday Beano of the year and what has changed. First The Queens Hotel is no longer a Wetherspoon’s Pub and it’s no longer a pub either. I’m not sure that rentable workspace ala We Work is the way forward but I wish them well. Secondly, no Pubs or Coffee Shops are open before 08:00, not even the Costa Coffee at the station. All the pubs are sign in but they all accept walk ups. In my case it was the John Wallace Linton, Pen & Wig and The Newport Tiny Rebel bar. The Harbour Fish Bar still provides the best chips in Newport and ordering of drinking in pubs is much easier with a Smartphone. Whatever your age may be. The good news was that it didn’t rain. So glad to be back Beanoing.


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