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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

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.


For Saturday 22 May 2021

22/05/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 22 May 2021. The FA Cup, deprecated IFTTT, Going indoors, IA Writer, Google IO, earthing up, Crypto Crash, Another invite, Curry Thursday, Gales and back to Newport. #Newport #SaturdayWrap 

Of Booking and Buses

14/11/2020 Leave a comment

A Covid Secure Emergency Beano to Newport

Best On Your Own

15/03/2020 Leave a comment

You get to an age and birthdays just become an excuse, an excuse to do what you want ans with me it’s to Beano. Born in Newport, Beano in Newport and to make it perfect, it rained.

Yeasty Wednesday

01/03/2020 Leave a comment

When there is a new pump coming on and you wait for it, then you see all the Yeast and you realise that the cask should have rested for longer, well it was that sort of day. Getting lighter in the mornings and the nights are drawing out. Still lots of February rain though. Still it was an Emergency Beano and it did me well.

Prep For An Early Bacon Roll

07/01/2020 Leave a comment

When you are pre #mb01 2020, you need to get in training and since my train leaves from Newport, then Newport it was. Dark with afternoon rain and the Christmas tree still up. £2.50 a pint for cask ale in Tiny Rebel Newport.

Festive Spot

29/12/2019 Leave a comment

The dead period between Christmas and the New Year. Some not bad beers around and quietly than normal. The good news, the wings are back at Tiny Rebel Newport. Drizzled.

The Cut Down Tiny Bear

15/12/2019 Leave a comment

It was two weeks before Christmas, it was raining (mostly) and the Tiny Bear was rather wireframe. Christmas is a time for spoiling your favourite brewery’s logo. So save the Tiny Bear. Mostly Pints, Mostly Strong and rather sleepy.

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