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Live north Bham, CAMRA member, enjoy real ales, and wines. Love local beers from Bathams, Holdens etc, but also enjoy Fullers, Youngs and Sam Smiths etc as well as the small brewers. Lucky enough to travel in US and Europe to sample local beers too. Love the German beers (but not the stupid pretend 'lagers' that are heavily promoted here, or US Bud or Miller rubbish!) Some excellent US beers are to be found in the States, but you have to know where to find them!

Attend beer Festivals in West Midlands area and boundaries when possible.

Username: FrostyJW

Age: 71

Sex: male

Latest comments by FrostyJW

The Star Tavern, Belgravia

Marvellous traditional pub in up market area. Attractive outside and in, comfortable surroundings (though smaller inside than I expected) Historic background with details on the walls. Excellent service, and great Fullers Beers - though a bit pricey - but only to be expected in this area. Food menu looked good though not cheap. Well worth a visit.

JohnW
Oct 2008

22 Oct 2008 11:42

The Nags Head, Belgravia

Wonderful traditional pub, with just about every inch of wall and ceiling covered in paintings, photos, nick-nacks - making it a fascinating place to visit. Small bar area with seating and down narrow stairs to a second room at lower level. Five hand pulls, two serving Adnams - the Broadside was excellent, and service friendly and efficient. Food menu looked good, though did not try any. No TV, no Juke Box no gaming machines - no mobile phones - just a marvellous traditional pub with good beer (though small selection) and great atmosphere. Definately one of my favourite London pubs.

JohnW
Oct 2008

22 Oct 2008 11:38

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street

Amazing interior with lots of little rooms on various levels, steep narrow stairs into the downstairs cellar bars (like a dungeon!) very atmospheric. As much as I like Sam Smiths beers, on my visit (Oct 2008) the beer was not very good, and the food costly and not up to much. Whilst there several complained about the food, taking too long to arrive and cold when it did. Wonderful place, but would not visit again. I guess this has just become a tourist trap, which is a shame. Much better beer and food at Sam Smiths Cittie York in High Holborn.

John W Oct 2008

22 Oct 2008 11:31

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