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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.

Cold Pubs and Buses

21/11/2020 Leave a comment
It’s the little things that matter, like being on the 50 bus, travelling towards Newport in the dark. Costa Coffee and Bacon Rolls and sitting in the corner in Pubs. Some things are still different, Pubs and Buses are cold, doors and windows are off to provide fresh, non stagnant air. Places open later because more people are working from home and there are less frequent buses and trains.
Christmas trees are be put up all over and our leaders are deciding what the actual cost will be.  Me I just thankful for Beanoing.

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.

Strange Cheers

27/10/2019 1 comment

Post Oct-O-Bar 2019, still raining, still flooding. Newport, The Queens Hotel. Lots of cheering for England, possibly more than the All Blacks. The John Wallace Linton, more All Black Cheering. Too wet for for the Harbour Fish Bar, so off to the chippy next to the leaking Bus Station roof. Tiny Rebel has new staff. Confused that you get a glass with a can.

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