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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: 42

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Upminster Taproom, Upminster

The Upminster Taproom was my last stop of the night yesterday and I'd certainly saved the best until last. It can be quite confusing when you first arrive, as what I thought was the bar was actually just a glass window overlooking the cool room where the multiple ales and ciders are kept. But clearly seeing my confused look, one of the staff approached me to take my order. Apparently this is the norm. Ales were Crouch Vale Essex Blonde, Mighty Oak Cascade IPA & Gemini, Dark Star Hophead, Wantsum Fortitude & Colchester Oatmeal Dark Mild. There were also 15 ciders and mead from Lyme Bay. Westons ciders were Old Rosie, Rosie's Pig, Country Perry, Family Reserve, Flat Tyre & Hand Brake. Other ciders were just listed by their fruit content. I believe the selection was Lilley's Rum Cider, Mango Cider, Strawberry Cider & Lemon & Lime, Dudda's Tun Cheery Old Dudda, Blackcurrant Cider & Salted Caramel Cider. Mobile phone noises or conversations are banned. A number of phones are smashed and screwed to the wall as a warning! There are a few high tables inside and a seating area outdoors at the front. This is clearly a very popular place. But I'd definitely recommend a visit. A 9/10 from me.

27 May 2017 20:13

The Ship, Gidea Park

The Ship is situated about 9 or 10 minutes on the bus outside Romford. It's an East End locals pub that was fairly lively on a Friday evening. There are 2 main rooms - 1 is more for dining. There is also a smaller room just behind the bar. All have fairly low, beamed ceilings. Ales were fairly mainstream - Morland Old Speckled Hen, Courage Best, Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Sharps Doom Bar. Good as a local. But a bit too far off the beaten track to recommend, unless passing.

27 May 2017 19:49

The Kings Arms, Bethnal Green

Situated just off the Bethnal Green Road, this craft beer pub had a good selection of ales. There were 4 cask ales - Purity Bunny Hop, Salopian Fair Side, Ilkley Spring & One Mile End Docker's Delight. Ciders were Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground & Turner's Pear Cider. None of the handpulls or keg options have pumpclips, with all beers and ciders listed on a blackboard. The craft beer selection was much larger than the cask. My Fair Side was not the best. But I quite liked this place. There is a central bar and a pleasant wood and tiled drinking area. Scotch eggs appear to be a speciality. Decent place.

27 May 2017 19:44

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