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Primarily a cider drinker, I enjoy visiting as many different pubs as possible around the country. I'll try to mention the beers as well as any decent ciders!

Username: blue_scrumpy

Age: 45

Sex: male

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Cherry Reds, Birmingham

After a visit to the excellent Pint Shop (not listed on BITE), my final new pub in Birmingham City Centre was this café in a lively area next to New Street station. Three real ales are served - Birmingham Brewing Company Pale Brummie, Kinver Noble/Over The Edge & Fowne's Guendoline's Guile. There are also a number of craft beers on draught and in bottles. The cakes also looked tempting. Whilst downstairs looks like a café, there is another room upstairs where a band appeared to be setting up. Worthy of a stop if in this neck of the woods.

15 Oct 2019 19:25

The Gunmakers Arms, Birmingham

Sunday was my first visit to this place on the edge of the city centre. It has a run-down feel (in a good way, if that is possible). There were only 3 other customers and a large dog hanging around the bar. Ales were all from the Two Towers brewery - Complete Muppetry, Hockley Gold, Chamberlain Pale Ale, Baskerville Bitter, Rennaissance & Ringbearer. I opted for the Ringbearer, an 8% barley wine. I normally enjoy a barley wine. But, this seemed a long way off its best. Certainly a pub with plenty of character though.

15 Oct 2019 18:58

The Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Machynlleth

The Wynnstay Arms Hotel is a complete contrast to the town's other pubs. It is a fairly plush hotel/restaurant. The only drawback was that other than another couple, we were the only customers. Despite this, neither of us could get service when we arrived. The bar area is tiny with one large table. But, at the front is a much larger area with all tables made up for dining. Cader Gold & Red Bandit are the two real ales. A major plus point for me was Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze & Black Dragon ciders. This appears to be the only place in town serving real cider. Probably the second best place for a beer in the evening in Machynlleth. We moved on from here to the nearby White Horse and then the Tafarn Dwynant in Ceinws and the Dovey Valley Hotel in Cenmaes Road. None of these are listed on BITE. But, I will try to get them added.

14 Oct 2019 19:50

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