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Right There by The Station

26/08/2019 Leave a comment
28 June 2019

From an Ancient Book I took a clue, well actually it was Retired Martin’s Blog again. Happening to already being in Hereford, home of the wonderful Hereford Beer House It was just a couple of taps on The Transport For Wales Rail app and I was on my way.

Hereford Railway Station. A ten minute walk from Wetherspoons

Yes despite being in England, Hereford Station is run by Transport for Wales. You have to feel sorry for them.

Transport for Wales Class 175 DMU
Still in Arriva Trains Wales Colours

However I got a seat and the aircon was working unlike the journey back.

Ludlow Railway Station

Not the largest of Railway Stations but at least it had a carpark. It’s on the edge of town. Across the road from Tesco and Aldi.

The Ludlow Brewery next to Ludlow Railway Station.
Drinking already in progress at 10:23

I had no idea that there was a Brewery next to the station and that it was open from 10:00. Twattery already in progress, always a good sign.

Nicely cool inside, great welcome, fast non captive portal WiFi and the toilets are clean. Marked down for a return visit. An excellent fine. Plenty of merch too.

Ludlow Brewery Opening Times

Handily it’s open seven days a week. Anyway onward.

The Rose and Crown. Ludlow Town Centre.

The Rose and Crown, an Old School Real Ale Pub in the town centre. A couple pints of cask and some Friday lunch. Ham, Eggs and Chips obvs.

Great Pub, so so WiFi.

The Church Inn just around the corner. More of a Gastropub and it may be The Ludlow Brewery Tap?

Back to The Ludlow Brewery as the station has no waiting room or toilets for that matter.

The start of the journey back to Hereford

A packed two carriage Class 150, no aircon but I did get a seat. The tunnel was the coolest part of the journey back.

High Chairs and Termites in Dorchester

07/07/2019 Leave a comment

I have a real soft spot for Dorchester. It’s a great town and it’s part of West Dorset CAMRA’s demise. It was and still is a Beer Town, so is always worth a visit.

Dorchester - Brewery Square

The local Spoons The Royal Oak – rear entrance

The Royal Oak - Wetherspoons

And from the Front

The Royal Oak - Front - Wetherspoons

My favourite tables along the wall are now high tables, I’m not sure why. Anyway, always a friendly welcome here. Opens at 08:00, Bar opens at 09:00.

The view from the High Table

All tastes are covered for in Dorchester. Me, I think The Teddy Bear Museum is the way to go.

Street Sign in Dorchester

I’m not sure what happened to Tom Browns? It used to the Tap for the Dorset Brewing Co but now it seems to be a semi open bring your own food Greene King Pub. A bit of a shame. However The Blue Raddle is just around the corner.

Tom Browns - Ex DBC Pub?

A Good Sign. A Very Good Sign.

The Blue Raddle

A traditional Pub with traditional opening hours. However with covers of Private Eye on the walls of the Gents. Reminds me of the days when Spoons used to have The Daily Telegraph on the walls of the Gents.

The Blue Raddle - Dorchester

What more could you ask for and yes the WiFi was good, free and not captive portal. The Ales and Ciders were pretty good too.

The bar of The Blue Raddle

I have to be honest, this is my favourite Pub in Dorchester. Great and varied selection of both cask ales and bottles and cans. Great people who run it. Very clean toilets and wonderful punters.

The Convivial Rabbit - Micro Pub

Be nice to the Termites, they love Cask Ale too

The Convivial Rabbit - Bar and Chalk Board

Termite Sign

They have Jugs too.

Half Pint Jug

And I haven’t mentioned Goldies or the Brewhouse and Kitchen. The sun shone in Dorchester too.

 

June 2019

30/06/2019 Leave a comment

The month of:-

More blogging
WWDC
Swindon Conference
The Butterfly Collector
Starting the Overcast shift
Chromebook Linux
DPD Fail
Podcasts go Overcast
Aux over Bluetooth
New Smock
Out Here to EE
Custom T-shirt
Google Cal outage
#mb10 Guard Strike and 07:00
Twisted Ankle
Meeting Tickers
Sunny Weymouth
£2.50 Monday Cask
Tyres, tracking and sight
#mb12
After The Harvest
Ludlow Brewing
Hottest Hereford
New Premier League Dream Team

Coming in July 2019

Pipes Open Day

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The Hottest Day

30/06/2019 Leave a comment

Cask Ale Sales in the heat?

 

 

Hereford Beer House was the best bet

There’s a Brewery next to The Station

30/06/2019 Leave a comment

Things looked up

 

 

After a TFWRail Journey

No Points but a Hybrid CurryThursday

30/06/2019 Leave a comment

Server issues in Hereford Costa

 

 

And lovely food mixes in The Kings Fee

Garden – June 2019

30/06/2019 Leave a comment

The Mushrooms are gone

 

 

But there are more weeds than ever

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