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#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

25/05/2019 Leave a comment

A good for Station videoing

 

 

And the schedule slips, mostly due to Fine Ales

#mb09 – Day 01 – Wrap

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

Live from The Ibis Bristol Temple Meads

 

 

All the thrills and spills (2) from Day 01

Dump The Smock – #mb09 – Day 01

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

It was Summer

 

 

And there was Major Spillage

Politics and a Smock – #mb09 The Start

23/05/2019 1 comment

It was Newport

The train started from Newport

The Not Quite a Pub Crawl

19/05/2019 Leave a comment

For various reasons. Mr Tomlinson said he had never seen me in a Brewdog, Tiny Rebel have a Mild on. Mild May with a classic Cardiff Mild and it’s Saturday. Starting at Caerphilly International where weeding is not a priority.

Happy May drizzle at Queen Street Railway Station in Cardiff. Still the home of the Pacers.

Do you want chocolate sprinkles on your coffee?

First stop is the Gatekeeper on Westgate Street, bar opens at 08:00. Deliveries in progress. They have a new carpet too.

Apparently Welsh Pale Ale from The Glamorgan Brewery in Llantrisant is now on permanently. Cask too. I’m all for local real ales but it’s rather ordinary. Still if it sells.

Church Street, two Bars, a Pub and a Church. You are covered. And at the top end, The Owain Glyndwr named after a Welsh Prince.

If you only go to one Pub in Cardiff, then it would have to be The Old Arcade, a Brains Pub. Here for Brains Dark, the best selling Mild in Wales.

If nothing else Cardiff City Council are good at Flags. It wouldn’t be a proper Cardiff visit if you didn’t have a bag of Chips at Dorothy’s in Caroline Street.

At the end of Caroline Street is The Cambrian Tap ex The Cambrian. It’s a great Craft Pub as long as you stay off the Brains Craft stuff. There was an unexpected Mild Ale too.

Brewdog where The Equity for Punks discount card came in handy. Where knew that BrewDog imported their own beers from Ohio USA. Well Mr Tomilson did. So hats off to him.

There was a Monster Truck bash on in The Principality Stadium so Brewdog was full of Parents and Little People. Luckily most of them left within half an hour of my arrive. Whatever happened to Children sit outside with a bottle of Lemonade and a Straw. Great staff by the way.

As it was Mild May, Tiny Rebel brewed their own Mild. So the Cardiff Bar was my last stop. One as it was becoming late (for me) and Two I was running out of money. There was the little issue of The FA Cup Final as well. The place was packed which reminded me why I start my drinking early. The Mild was good but Brains Dark was the winner of the day.

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