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I’ll Take The Long Way There

12/09/2021 Leave a comment

The 50A due to Costa not opening until 08:00. Confused Autumnal weather with no Hazy Jane shortage in The Larry. Old School but fast WiFi and Cask Ale in the Pen & Wig. And when a Cask is fresh on and the Ale is Fine, well that’s the Way Forward. A large tray od Chips from nowhere near the Sea and then on to Tiny Rebel. Runners going from the Bar to the Brewery. Cask, Keg and a Can whilst going very old school with Tiki Bar TV. A sunny end to the day.

Embrace The Opaque

24/08/2021 Leave a comment

Commercial Street Newport Costa Coffee still not open at 07:00, despite what the Costa Website says. However the Costa at the station opens at 06:00 and the lady behind the counter was excellent. Started in The John Wallace Linton, where the Hazy Jane (my Breakfast Beer of choice) was in plentiful supply.

The Pen And Wig (Newport – Dog Friendly) for 10:02. The joy of it being back to the way it was pre Rhona, Cask and Citra to boot.

Chip shops can be tricky on a Monday, so it was Plan B and 50p more to boot. However a good sized portion and just around the corner from Tiny Rebel.

Speaking of which. In the corner by the power and now next to the organic back wall. Nothing better than slowly drinking the afternoon away. Solid Monday.

Thunder, Lightning and Litter

25/07/2021 Leave a comment

Newport early on a Saturday morning. It’s full of litter. No use of litter bins, just everything just thrown on the ground. Windy, cooling rain at least until the John Wallace Linton opened at 08:00. WiFi not upgraded and a lot of bottled beers were out of stock. Not a good sign. Happy days in The Pen & Wig with almost full speed FTTC. The usual Harbour Chips and it was an old school afternoon in Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar. The beer menu is getting better there too. Nature is slowly healing.

Not Trusting The Internet

27/06/2021 Leave a comment

A choice of two Costa Coffees in Newport. Their website says one is open and the other one is closed. First discovery, the open one is closed and only much later did I learn that the closed one is open. Also, the Internet was down in the John Wallace Linton. However, The JWL is getting a FTTC update. Which is good. On to the Pen & Wig which already has FTTC and still the best collection of Cask Ale in Newport. Huge tray of chips from The Harbour Fish Bar before sitting in the corner in Tiny Rebel Newport. Wales got hammered 4-0.


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.

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