It’s been a year since the pink parade of culture pounded the pavements of Stoke Newington and for the second year running I am in charge of the bars… Not including the local venues which have their own (The Prince, Mascara Bar, Ryans & Haunt) we have seven bars around Stokey over the weekend (3rd … More Stoked to be stocked at Stokey #budvartent
Four years ago, I was getting ready to launch a very ambitious beer festival back at The Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures. It co-incided with the Royal Wedding and was running over twelve days and two four day bank holiday weekends. The theme, London Brewers. We had ten different London beers on at any one … More What a difference four years makes…
April 22nd – 26th 2015 London Brewing Company pubs The Bull (Highgate) & The Bohemia (North Finchley) are hosting a joint beer festival over the St George’s weekend. The festival will feature beers brewed up and down the Northern line including the two brewpubs own beers brewed within short walks of Highgate & Woodside park … More London Brewing Co Northern Line Beer Festival
Award winning beer writer, cider oracle and good friend of mine Pete Brown has just launched his latest book idea on Unbound, a crowd funding site for authors. My next beer book is now over a quarter crowdfunded after just over a week! Join the party here: http://t.co/PdmFw6VUIY — Pete Brown (@PeteBrownBeer) February 23, 2015 Crowd … More What are you funding?
Only a few years ago matching a meal with beer was seen as experimental by some, now award winning beer writer Pete Brown is pairing the world’s most loved liquid with music, and to impressive effect! I managed to see Pete’s short beery show at the fantastic Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Sitting down with six … More Beer and Music matching
December rolls around again, the countdown to Christmas begins and households around the globe start meticulously planning one big glorious day of family, friendship and festive food. Once you’ve agreed which in-laws to invite, ordered the turkey, put the sprouts on to make sure they’re ready for the big day, got stuck in traffic at Bluewater/Lakeside/Westfield Stratford … More What will you be drinking on Christmas Day?
Saturday 2nd November 7pm We are very lucky to have the affable Mr Pete Brown (current Beer Writer of the Year) back for another visit, this time to launch his latest book. A slight departure from his usual literary subject of beer, ‘Worlds Best Cider’ was produced in conjunction with photographer Bill Bradshaw. They have … More Worlds Best Cider Launch & Tasting
Inspired by Pete Brown’s latest book ‘Shakespeare’s Local’, I decided to make the small detour to Southwark on my latest trip to London in order to visit the main subject of the book The George Inn. At a recent book reading at The Thatchers Arms Pete asked who had visited The George, I was sad … More The George, Southwark
Firstly I must apologise it’s been some time since I updated this blog. I have been writing, but mainly for the trade press, between that, running a pub, a busy festive period and many more excuses I simply haven’t got around to writing about the various beer news & antics at The Thatchers. However we … More Book & a Beer ‘Shakespeare’s Local’
Apparently money makes the world go round, but is the same true for twitter? In my opinion, no. I believe it’s beer that keeps twitter, well, tweeting… As a publican I can see many similarities between the community spirit good pubs have always harboured and the new style online community spirit that twitter seems to … More Is Twitter powered by beer?