London Brewing Company & Brains Collab & Brains Tap Takeover at The Bull

When London Brewing Company head brewer Rich White got the opportunity to brew a collaboration with Bill Dobson, he couldn’t wait to pick his Brains! The beer itself, a blueberry maple mild, is a real coming together of the breweries, brewers and their backgrounds.  Brewed at The Bull in Highgate North London it combines the … More London Brewing Company & Brains Collab & Brains Tap Takeover at The Bull

Cider vs Wine & Food Pairing Dinner – The Bull Highgate

The first Cider vs Wine tournament to take place in London hits Highgate on Thursday 18th September. The Bull in Highgate is hosting an evening of glorious food paired with a range of carefully selected wines and ciders in a follow-up to the first such battle, hosted by at my previous pub, The Thatchers Arms, … More Cider vs Wine & Food Pairing Dinner – The Bull Highgate

Beer Van Man

Having never been one to sit around, after leaving the Thatchers I answered a call for help from Mauldons Brewery. Their trusty drayman ‘Dainsy’ had retired, and left without a replacement they asked if I might mind a few days on the road until they got sorted. Always happy to see the beer industry from a … More Beer Van Man

‘River Lane’ memory lane for lost pubs…

Last weekend I had the pleasure of a rather unusual theatre visit. Eastern Angles production of ‘River Lane‘ was performed in a transformed disused shopping centre unit at Serpentine Green in Peterborough. Whilst it is a professional production; staging, directing etc, the cast and many of the crew were volunteers, local people inspired to join … More ‘River Lane’ memory lane for lost pubs…

Time to move on…

Myself and my parents, Janet and Tony, took on The Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures over seven years ago in November 2006.  We have had an incredible journey, met some amazing people, made some wonderful friends and built a business we are extremely proud of. However it is time to move on, and it appears we’ll … More Time to move on…

Pubs with Personality

For me the phrase ‘pub personality’ conjures up all sorts of ideas. Pubs are full of personalities, local characters bursting with stories, landlords and landladies, bar staff, chefs, pub dogs, pub cats all contributing to the pubs overall personality, the personality of the building, the bricks and mortar that thrive on the larger than life … More Pubs with Personality