A little on beers, ciders, perries, etc.


When not on-line or reading we might, on occasion, sample a drop of the old oh be joyful: here are a few pints we have especially enjoyed.

Draught Beers

•Fuller's ESB (Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC, Chiswick, London)

•Brakspear's Special (W H Brakspear & Sons PLC, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire)

•Gale's HSB (George Gale & Co. Ltd., Horndean, Hampshire)

•Rebellion IPA (Rebellion Beer Company, Marlow, Buckinghamshire)

•Old Luxters Barn Ale (Old Luxters Farm Brewery, Hambleden, Oxfordshire)

•Tring Ridgeway (The Tring Brewery Company Ltd., Tring, Hertfordshire)

•Marston's Pedigree (Marston, Thompson & Evershed PLC, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire)

•Hall and Woodhouse Tanglefoot (Hall & Woodhouse Ltd., Blandford Forum, Dorset)

•Timothy Taylor's Landlord (Timothy Taylor & Co. Ltd., Keighley, West Yorkshire)

•Hook Norton (The Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd., Hook Norton, Oxfordshire)

•Spingo, Blue Anchor, Helston. (Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall)

•Traquair House Jacobite (Traquair House Brewery, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire)

•Orkney Raven Ale (The Orkney Brewery, Quoyloo, Orkney)

Bottled Beers

•Chimay Red (Forges, Belgium)

•Hoegaarden White (Hoegaarden, Belgium)

•Budweiser Budvar (Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia)

•Pilsner Urquell (Plzen [Pilsen], Czechoslovakia)

•Jenlain (Jenlain, France)

•Courage Director's (Bristol, Avon)

•Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Faversham, Kent)


•Dunkerton's Kingston Black (Pembridge, Herefordshire)


•Poiré de Normandie Bayeux (Normandy)

•Dunkerton's Dry Perry (Leominster, Herefordshire)


•The Macallan - 18 years old (single Highland malt scotch whisky)

•Lagavulin - 16 years old (single Islay malt whisky)

•Laphroaig - 10 years old (single Islay malt scotch whisky)

Off-licences (and similar)

•The Grape and Grain, 84 Broad Street, Chesham - A marvellous selection of bottled beers. Plus a selection of ciders (some French), and a French perry (which is warmly recommended (see above)). The wine selection looks good too.