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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.

 

#mb10 – Day 03 – Wrap

23/06/2019 Leave a comment

It was a time

 

 

And it’s time has gone

#mb10 – Stick with the Swan and The Dog – Day 03

23/06/2019 Leave a comment

Piddle in the morning

 

 

Bush in the afternoon

#mb10 – Day 02 – Wrap

22/06/2019 Leave a comment

Live from The Swan

Where it’s Piddle Central

#mb10 – Back to some Favourite Pubs – Day 02

22/06/2019 Leave a comment

Private Eye on the walls

And a goal elsewhere

#mb10 – Day 01 – Wrap

21/06/2019 Leave a comment

All the excitment of Day 01

 

 

And live video of me twisting my anklr

#mb10 – 750 Volts and Ruddles The Dog – Day 01

21/06/2019 Leave a comment

Twisting the ankle

 

 

Whilst discovering early opening pubs

750 Volt DC and a 07:00 Start – #mb10

20/06/2019 Leave a comment

June or the end of June 2019 see me return to Wessex. More correctly Dorchester and Weymouth. The 20th June was chosen as I could have most of my journey in the light.

Sedgemoor South Services in the middle of the night.

However when you stop off at Sedgemoor South, M5 West Country and it’s just after 03:00, it is still dark. However the toilets are clean and the McD’s coffee cheap and good. Free O2 WiFi but tethering to ThreeUK LTE is a better bet.

Brewer Square with Costa Coffee opening at 05:45 weekdays

Costa opens at 05:45 weekdays

Dorchester South Railway Station

Happy to be back in the land of 750 Volt 3rd rail trains. A guards strike on South Western Railways had little effect. Watch out for the Black Cat on the Weymouth bound platform.

The Swan - Weymouth

Where the bar opens at 07:00 weekdays

Winning! I wonder if I’ll get a shout out from Retired Martin for finding a Pub with a 07:00 start?

Handpulls at The Swan, Weymouth

50% local cask, which is good. LOCALE.

The Globe Inn - WeymouthThe Globe Inn – Weymouth

A bit of a Mod Pub

A bit of a Mod Pub

And it’s in the Good Beer Guide too. I little like stepping back in time but it had a very friendly welcome.

Moving on to The Doghouse. Weymouth’s finest and as far as I know micro pub. Next to the Library if you are a reader?

The Doghouse - WeymouthThe Doghouse – Weymouth

And the Dog of The Doghouse, Ruddles. He had a ball and he was very friendly too.

Mine host at the rear

Mine host at the rear

It really is worth a visit. The best beer in Weymouth, easily. I’m back there on Saturday, Guard strike or no

#mb10 – The 750 Volt Strike – The Journey Out

20/06/2019 Leave a comment

In The middle of the night

And tethered waiting for the dawn

Sunny Noise Reduction

21/10/2018 1 comment

Removing the background noise

On a sunny semi Beer Fest

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