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#mb09 – Day 04 – Sour Sunday

27/05/2019 Leave a comment

Sunday started rather grey and windy. The Commercial Rooms (Spoons) opened up at 08:00 and for the second day running someone tried to nick my seat.  Must be a Bristol thing. The weights and measures poster was next to the Coffee machine. Strange as it has nothing to do with coffee.

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Spoons is tricky when you are on your own and it begins to fill up. Especially in Summer or semi Summer when you don’t have your Smock to put over the back of your seat. Mind you, that’s debatable in Bristol.

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It filled up while I was at the bar. Cask Ales not on the Spoons App. It needs a major update in my opinion.

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Sour Sunday at The Moor Beer Co Bristol Tap and Brewery. There was drizzle and the Smock was deployed.

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No Pump Clips, however look at the quality. Staff are rather excellent too. Looks like Sour Sunday is a thing.

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Moving on to bottles. Italy 2 – Belgium 1. Subtle Apricot Funkiness. And while we are in Europe, political reference there. Vote for Larry The Cat.

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And Mr Darth to finish it all off, what a great Sunday Afternoon. I have to go back.

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Drink Moor Beer Obvs.

#mb09 – Day 04 – Wrap

27/05/2019 Leave a comment

The time flew

 

 

And the return is planned

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Italy 2 – 1 Belgium #mb09

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

2 Italian Sours to one from Belgium

 

 

However the Belgian one was from Cantillon

#mb09 – Day 03 – King Street Part 02

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

So the plan is to revisit King Street. Only this blog post will tell if I manage to get there. My drinking has started in The Commercial Room, a Spoons up a hill in Bristol. There is a Curry sale on, so the schedule may go to pot again.

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Well The Commercial Rooms filled up so much, it was a Saturday morning after all, that I quit it and thought I’d test out a new bar.

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If in doubt put Craft on the outside and the punters will flock in. I did. It’s more of a Sport Bar / Nightclub that opens at 11:00 in the morning. Moor Beer and Abbor on cask, so a bit of a winner anyway.

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Gone all arty on the photo front without ever trying. It’s the top end of King Street (Part 02) and the Small Bar front and to the left. No cash needed as it’s card only. The Apple Pay took a battering.

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Pump Clips are gone too so it’s all about the menu’s.  The food was all Asian based which was a bit of a shock for me with my Potato based Valley’s diet. So I touched wood and pleaded ignorance to the bar staff and came away with a Korean Dip.

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Luckily Asian’s are big into Chips too. The Fine Ale was an excellent and very different Lager from Deya. Will dine in the Small Bar again. However note the lack of condiments.

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Across the road to The Bristol Beer Emporium to finish the day. I spotted some fridges that I had never seen before, I blaming the quality bar. Note to self, revisit to see what else I have missed.

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The mark of a good Beano, you want to return even before you have left.

#mb09 – Day 03 – Wrap

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

There was a Spoons Curry Sale

 

 

However I went Korean in The Small Bar

Swap The Curry For Korean #mb09

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There was a Curry Sale

 

 

But in the end it was Chicken with Korean Dip

#mb09 – Day 02 – King Street Afternoon

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

Good start to Day 02, Twitter DM from Great Western Railways, no problem with videos and picture, just make yourself know to the GWR station staff. Starbucks and The Kings Templar to start and then walking along the river to the Commercial Rooms.

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Really good Spoons, The Commercial Rooms. Opens at 08:00, Bar at 09:00 with a great fridge and some local craft keg too.

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Next step BrewDog Bristol, just around the corner from King Street. 

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Deliveries but not in any way that I have seen it before. However there was a great welcome.

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And yet again I failed to spot the WiFi password. Bottom right if you are like me. No Burgers but it’s wall to wall pizzas, however it’s the melted cheese issue again.

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King Street with some rather odd sky exposure.  The King Street brew House on the left, where the WiFi registration system says we don’t really want you to use it.  However they had a Mild, which was brewed on site.  Not great but another one to add to #MildMay

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The Volley. The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Irony, I’m thinking? You order from the wall as Pump Clips are banned.

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There was an old Duffer who brought his pint back as it was hazy. The Bar Staff were very sympathetic to him and swapped it out. I expect they didn’t have the heart to tell him.  Probably a CAMRA member?

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Also in the Hopbunker Cardiff. There is nothing new in this world.

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Going underground.

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And surprisingly good connectivity both ThreeUK LTE and free password-less WiFI. Of course I’m using a VPN.

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And I called it a day there. Didn’t make it to the Small Bar, went to Sainsbury and got myself an extra 150 extra Nectar points. It’s strange what Fine Ales do to you. Pencilled in a return for Saturday. 

#mb09 – Day 02 – Wrap

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

As the weather changes

 

 

I fall behind schedule

Video OK and Behind Schedule #mb09 Day 02

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A good for Station videoing

 

 

And the schedule slips, mostly due to Fine Ales

#mb09 – Day 01 – Politics and a Smock

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

Off to Bristol for #mb09. Four nights away with lots of Politics, European Elections including and a Smock. Cast not a clout and all that. First stop the Joy that is Newport Train Station. Luckily the train goes from Platform 4, so it it’s not an up and over. eTicket and double Nectar points to the fore.

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Having experience of TFWRail (Transport for Wales Rail) at peak times is quite an experience, usually standing. GWR (Great Western Railways) were able to provide me with a seat reservation and a turbo charged Diesel engine. So I was ahead there. Issue with the Customer Information System not knowing it was at Newport and a Driver, Guard conversation going out over the PA. Interesting.

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Bristol Temple Meads is only 5 minutes way from the nearest Spoons, The Knights Templar. Bacon and all you can drink Coffee awaited.

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09:00 and paying a Tenner for early check in the local Ibis (Bristol Temple Meads) paid off. Dropped off the bag and the Smock. It’s going to be a train spotter’s paradise there.

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Straight off then to the second Spoons of the day The Commercial Rooms. Nicely cool and lots of local ales. #CurryThursday

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Mind you I don’t want to go to Mr Tomilson’s Country and find Evan Evans on Cask.

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#CurryThursday works in Bristol too. Happy to swap the Popadoms for Chips. So it’s a quality half and half.

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There was spillage which was all my own fault and they cleaned up after me and they refreshed my glass. Thank you Moor Beer Co. CAMRA approved can to boot.

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No me but the tables are out of Plum. It’s a thing, apparently 

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I’ve been saying it’s The Barley May all week. You see Politics. However it’s Mow, so not Politics.  The Bristol Beer Factory’s Flagship Pub. Runny Scotch Eggs apparently, there will be a revisit.

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Opens at 12:00, so maybe a Saturday afternoon in there? No a bad first day.

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