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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas and New Year Hours

Christmas Eve-12 til 2 00 and 5 00 til 9 00
Christmas Day- Closed
Boxing Day-Closed

New Year's Eve-Closed
New Year's Day-Closed

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Power Cuts

There is a rumour that we could be losing power again at 4 00pm. If the rumour proves to be accurate I'm afraid we will be closed this evening. If it is unfounded and we don't lose power it's business as usual.

I am letting you all know now as when we lose power we lose mobile signals and internet connections.

Hope to be open at 5 00, fingers crossed.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Sunday 6th December

Please note: The Snug will be closed this Sunday. Open again as usual on Tuesday 8th.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Beer Festival, Trips and Fringe Theatre

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, this has been due to technical problems and a long holday in Rome and Vienna. By the way, we found a bar in Vienna offering Thornbridge and Tiny Rebel, as well as wonderful local craft beers. If you are planning to visit the bar is called The Brickmakers Cider and Ale House.

Anyway, plans are now advancing for the beer festival on November 20 and 21. Some fine beers have been selected and Paul has designed our wonderful poster. On the Sunday (22nd Nov) Haste Theatre will be performing two of their wonderful fringe shows that have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, San Diego, Miami and Rome fringe festivals while winning numerous awards and top notch reviews. They will be performing in the afternoon in the Furness Hall where any remaining beers from the festival will be on sale. Details will be posted on here in the next few days.

Places are still available on our trip to Manchester on December 6. The charabanc leaves The Snug at 10 30am leaving Manchester at 7 00pm. The itinerary is being finalised but we will be dropping off at Chorlton Street, then the Marble Arch.

On New Year's Eve we are going to Hawkshead Beer Hall. Places filled up very quickly but we do have a reserve list in case of cancellations. Please get in touch asap if you would like to put your name(s) down.

Beer list for tomorrow will be going on in the morning but if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook we update on those as and when beers change.

Cracking holiday we had, but it's nice to be back and we promise to update the blog regularly now we are back in the saddle.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sunday Opening Hours

We will be open tomorrow from 12 30pm until 3 00pm as usual. Next Sunday, 6th September, we have our trip to the East Lancashire Railway and The Snug will be closed.

Sunday opening resumes on 13 September with extended hours. We will be opening from that date from 12 30pm until 5 00pm on Sundays. Last orders will be called at 4 30pm with drinking up time until 5 00pm.

There are still three places on our trip next week, please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Tonight we are offering the following:

Chadwick's-Castle Hills Mild 3.6%
Wall's-Summer Gold 3.6%
Navigation-Viceroy IPA 5.2%
Hardknott-Continuum 4%
Cloudwater-Summer Pale 3.7%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Skorpion Black Cider 6%
Lancashire Dry Cider 7%

In addition to our range of English and Belgian bottled beers we currently have a limited range of Japanese and Swedish bottled beers.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Comes Around Again

Many thanks to all who helped make our third birthday last Saturday such a success. Great beer great food great company and £450 raised for Help for Heroes.

The coach trip to the East Lancashire Railway on September 6th is filling up fast, please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Please remember to join our fantasy football league, details below in our last post.

On the bar today we have:

Appleby-Horse Fair Pale 3.6%
Titanic-Plum Porter 4.9%
Mobberley-Concept #5 5%
Marble-Earl Grey 6.8%
Deeply Vale-Deeply Blonde 4.5%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchard's-Pear Cider 5%
Skorpion-Black Cider 6%

Have a great weekend.

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Snug Fantasy Football League

We will be running The Snug Fantasy Football League again this year. There is no charge but there will be a handsome trophy at the end of the season for the winner.

All you have to do is  click on Fantasy Premier League and follow the instructions, so easy even I have done it. When you are set up click on Leagues and join. Ours is a closed league so you will need to enter our code, which is: 91666-26157.

Thanks to Mike Pickering for setting it up and good luck for season 2015/16.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Where Does The Time Go?

Well, three years ago today we were busily getting sorted ready for our preview night followed by our grand opening on August 1st 2012.We were the first micropub in the North West and the seventh in the country, there are now many more in the North West and well over 100 nationally. Micropubs are booming.

Along the way we've met some fantastic people, customers, brewers other bar/pub owners who are now great friends. It's truly been a roller coaster ride and both Julie and I have really enjoyed the last three years and look forward to many more. A huge thank you to all who have helped make The Snug what it is today. There will be some special treats over the weekend including a raffle tomorrow and a short quiz at some stage to raise some money for Help for Heroes by way of celebrating our birthday.

We are now taking bookings for the next Snug Outing which is on Sunday September 6th to the East Lancashire Railway and various pubs. The cost is only £10 pp and we will be leaving around 9 45, due back at about 20 45. Booking is brisk so please let us know asap. Those who have already booked your £10s are now due.

So, as we celebrate our birthday this weekend here is what beers we are offering:

Marble-Summer 4.2%
Redwillow-Headless 3.9% (not a lot)
Kirkby Lonsdale-Tiffin Gold 3.6%
Hawkshead-Hop Black 5.6%
Oakham-Citra 4.2%

Next up: Cloudwater-Pale 4.2%, Marble-Lagonda 5%, Thornbridge-Jaipur 5.9%, Hawkshead-Windermere Pale 3.5%

Tomorrow we will also be launching our range of three bottled Japanese beers.

For cider drinkers we have:

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchards-Vintage 7.2%
Cornish Orchards-Pear Cider 5%

For now let's go back a little further:

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Weekend Starts Here!

Well, it's our third birthday next Saturday (Aug 1st) and we'll be celebrating with some lovely pies at lunchtime courtesy of Wigan Bob while Chris is providing some Japanese delicacies in the evening. There will be other delicacies too and some cracking beers, including some bottled Japanese beers.

Best wishes to Norman from all of us in The Snug. He's had a short spell in hospital and we are looking forward to seeing him back in soon. Best wishes similarly to Bob who's not been well and Jackie who's been nursing him. I'm sure they too will be back in soon, lured to us no doubt by the Marble Pint.

So what's on today I hear you ask. Here we go:

Boggart-Rum Porter 4.6%
Lacons-Pale Ale 3.9%
Dark Star-Sunburst 4.8%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack 4%
Naylor's-USAle 5%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchard's-Vintage Cider 7.2%
Cornish Orchard's-Pear Cider 5%

Now, a little something for Bob:


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Le Tour, The Ashes and Beer

Great few weeks ahead with le Tour in its first week and The Ashes kicking off today. Thanks to Carnforth Cricket Club we had a great night on Friday watching Lancashire thrash Yorkshire in the T20 followed by Inspiral Carpets playing live. Happy days!

Manchester continues to boom with cracking breweries. We've had several beers on from Cloudwater in recent months which have proved extremely popular. Meanwhile Blackjack are now running the Smithfield Tavern on Swan Street in Manchester which will prove extremely popular I'm sure when we have our annual Snug Christmas outing to Manchester, which is provisionally 29 November. I will do some research before then!

So here are the beers we are offering tonight:

Bowness Bay-Swan Black IPA 4.6%
Ulverston-Royal Reserve 6%
Stewart's-Edinburgh No 3 4.3%
Stockport-Cascade 4%
Fell-Nectar 4.2%

Next up Stringers-The North Will Rise Again and Anarchy-Sublime Chaos.

Weston's-Family Reserve Cider 5%
Cornish Orchards-Vintage Cider 7.2%

But for now time for one of my all time favourite singers while I watch a bit of the cycling:

Friday, 3 July 2015

Summer's Back!

OK we had a bit of a storm on Wednesday night but it's great to have some hot weather, even if it has arrived after our short break.

So, what are we offering the discerning drinker today? We'll let you know in a minute.

First a bit of news. We celebrate our third anniversary on August 1st and we are planning a Japanese evening with a range of four bottled Japanese beers and delicious sushi. More of that anon.

We have a provisional date of September 6th for our next Snug outing which will be a return to the East Lancashire Railway. More information as plans are finalised.

But today we have:

Stewart's-Edinburgh Gold 4.8%
Dark Star-Espresso 4.2%
Ulverston-Royal Reserve 6%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Tiffin Gold 3.6%
Wild Beers-Bibble 4.2%

For cider drinkers we have:

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchards-Vintage 7.2%
Weston's-Family Reserve 5%

Big weekend this for the Greeks, so this one's for them:

Friday, 12 June 2015


The weather's great as it was on Sunday when 62 of us took a charabanc to Hawkshead Brewery/Staveley and Unsworth's Yard/Cartmel. A cracking time was had by all and our thanks go to all involved. Our next trip is pencilled in for 6 September and will be a return visit to the East Lancashire Railway. Watch this space.

We are also mulling over ideas for our third anniversary on August 1st. Yes, three years! Where does the time go?

We have some fine ales making their debuts soon from Highland Brewery, Orkney, Wild Beer Co, Somerset and Stewart Brewing, Edinburgh. But today we have:

Marble-Howgate and Kemp 6.4%
Cloudwater-Session IPA 4.8%
Bowland-Chipping Steamer 3.9%
Gloucester-Cascade 4.2%
Stringers-No 2 Stout 4%

Coming next Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack and Hawkshead ITI Pale Ale.

Westons-Old Rosie 7.3%
Lilleys-Bee Sting Perry 4.5%
Gwynt y Ddraig-Happy Daze Medium Cider 4.5%

But for now:

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Sunday June 7th

Please note that we will be closed this Sunday June 7th. Open as usual today, Friday and Saturday.

This is because nearly 70 of us are off on one of our quarterly Snug outings this time to Staveley (Hawkshead Brewery) and then to Cartmel for a visit especially to Unsworth's Yard.

Thank you for your understanding. Now here's one for those who couldn't decide whether to join us on the trip or not:

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sunday is Birthday Day

A couple of good friends have birthdays today, Mike and Victoria, so there will be various nibbles available for us to  graze on while we enjoy some excellent beers, ciders and wine this afternoon. Happy birthday to both.

Today we have:

Stockport-Buck Bitter 4.8%
Blackjack-Play Your Cards Rye't
London Beer Company-Session 3.8%
Exmoor-Ale 3.8%
Fell-Robust Porter 4.6%

Abrahall's-Slack Alice (medium cider) 4.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie (scrumpy) 7.3%
Lilley's-Bee Sting (perry) 7.5%

Today we are also introducing 200ml bottles of Prosecco at £4 per bottle in addition to our range of three reds, three whites, two roses and Prosecco (75cl by the bottle).

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Current Beers and Pint Records

Well, some time ago we set a record for selling a cask of Marble Pint in 1hr 50 mins. We then beat that down to 1 hr 35 mins. On Friday last week we had a very busy night and the first beer went at 5 30 when the Marble Pint went on. At 6 20 the cask was empty, yes 50 minutes, our new record. Even more impressive that there were 4 other pumps on at the same time.

So, after all that excitement what fine ales are we offering today? Here we go:

Marble Ginger 5.1%
Deeply Vale DV8 Stout 4.8%
Scarborough Old Sailor 4.9%
Wall's Yorkshire Gold 4.2%
Ulverston Royal Reserve 6%

Westons Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Now for my favourite Penguin Café Orchestra number, just because I can:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Beers, Ciders and Trips

We have around 66 people on our June 7th trip so there are still 4 places left. The coach will be a little cosier than usual with 70 seats but we are only travelling to Staveley, there to Cartmel then back. Payment of £10 is due now please. Let's hope the sun shines as it is today.

Following is what we are offering the discerning drinker today:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Cherkeby 5%
Winster Valley-Hurdler 3.5%
Barngates-Pale 3.3%
Chadwick's-Black Gem 5%
Arbor-MB Bomb 4.7%

Weston's-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%
Abrahall,s-Slack Alice 4.5%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Next beers up:

Yeovil-Glory 3.8%
Caveman-Neanderthal 4.4%

And now, supergroup FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) who are touring later this year:

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Help for Heroes Gin and Beer

The great news is that we celebrated St George's Day by raising £600 for Help for Heroes. Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have now raised over £3000 for an extremely worthy cause that supports our troops in need.

Special thanks to David Unsworth, his enthusiasm and knowledge about gin are inspiring and he was extremely entertaining too. We had the added bonus of tasting 6 fantastic gins that few of us had ever come across before. It is well worth a visit to Cartmel to visit David's wonderful wine and spirit shop at Unsworth's Yard .

In other news-the trip to Hawkshead Brewery and Cartmel on June 7th is now fully booked.

On the bar this evening we have:

Hawkshead-NZPA 6%
Wickwar-Real Stout 4.3%
Winster Valley-Best Bitter 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Monumental 4.5%
Town House-Meridien Mild 4%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6%
Lilley's-Bee Sting Perry 7.5%

Well, we have the big election on Thursday and the outcome is as hard to predict as any election, certainly in my lifetime. So pretty soon we may be living through this:

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Happy St George's Day

We wish you all a happy St George's Day, and what a glorious day it is.

Just a reminder that we are open lunchtime today but closed this evening for our ticket only Help for Heroes St George's Day fundraiser. All tickets have been sold.

Business as usual tomorrow.

The good news is that we have had to increase the size of the coach for our trip to Staveley/Hawkshead Brewery and Cartmel on June 7th to a 70 seater. We still have 6 seats left so please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Beer and Things

We still have places on our June 7th trip to Staveley (Hawkshead Beer Hall) and Cartmel. Cost is £10pp leaving at 11-00am, due back around 7-30pm. Please get in touch asap as it is booking up fast.

Our St George's Day fundraiser for Help for Heroes (Gin for Heroes) is now completely booked. We will be closed to the public on St George's night although open as usual at lunchtime.

On the bar today we have:

Oakham-Citra 4.2%
Skinners-Ginger Tosser 3.8%
Blakemere-Deep Dark Secret 5.2%
Cryptic-Enigma 5%
Magpie-JPA 5.2%

Next beers up include Marble, Cloudwater and Bristol Beer Factory.

Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%
Cornish Orchards-Pear Cider 5%
Gwynt y Ddraig-Happy Daze Medium Cider 4.5%

Friday, 27 March 2015

Beers, Help for Heroes and St George's Day

In conjunction with David at the Red Pepper Wine Shop in Cartmel we will be holding a 'Gin for Heroes' gin tasting night on St George's Day, Thursday 23 April. Tickets are £5 and there are only a few places left. We will open for the event at 7-00pm with wine tasting starting at 7-30pm. Admission will be strictly by ticket only. Please get in touch asap if you would like to join us. There will be various other little fundraising events during the evening with proceeds going to Help for Heroes.

Now, as we head into the weekend here's what we are offering tonight:

Hawkshead-IPA 7%
Charnwood-Salvation 3.8%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Jubilee Stout 5.5%
Otley-Inspiration IPA 5.8%
Naylors-Clucking Hell 4%

Next up: Walls-Cascade, Blackjack-Solitaire and Marble-Antipodean.

Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3
Cornish Orchards-Clucking Hell 4%

Remember we also have a fine selection of wines and soft drinks. Talking of the vine:

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Thank You

A huge thank you to Mike and Vicky, Peter and Christine and my ever hard working dad for helping us to redecorate The Snug at weekend. It's now as fresh as the day we opened again. It was hard work but we had a good laugh and enjoyed a few drinks and a fine curry at the end. Cheers to all.

Currently on the bar we have:

Hawkshead-Windermere Pale 3.5%
Stockport-Heaton Rifles 6.6%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack Black 4%
Fuzzy Duck-Buck Cherry 5.1%
Eden-Drover's Gold 4%

Our next outing will be on Sunday June 7th to Hawkshead Brewery (Staveley) and Cartmel. Booking is now open, estimated cost no more than £10pp, hopefully less.

We are finalising plans for our Help for Heroes fundraising night on St George's Day, April 23rd.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sunday March 8th

We will be closed on Sunday March 8th. After nearly three years we need to spruce things up a little so we will be using Sunday and Monday to freshen up The Snug and give the toilet corridor a lick of paint now the work to deal with the damp problems has been completed.

Open as usual from Tuesday (10th) lunchtime.

Thanks for your understanding.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Beer and Liverpool

We were very sorry to hear about the sudden death of one of our regulars yesterday. Malcolm Brownsord of Burton in Kendal died suddenly on Monday, his funeral is on Friday next week. Please get in touch if you would like details. His family have requested donations to St John's Hospice in Lancaster in memoriam. Malcolm was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and his many friends. Rest in Peace.

Our trip to Liverpool departs at 10 00am on Sunday, please be there a few minutes earlier so we can make a prompt getaway. There are still a couple of places left but please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

As we freewheel into the weekend we offer the following beers:

Bowness Bay-Swift Bitter  4.5%
Outstanding-Imperial IPA 7.4%
Dark Strar-American Red 5.8%
Lymm-Bridgewater Blonde 4%
Ulverston-Fra Diavolo 4.3%

Gwatkins-No Bull 4.5%
Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%

Friday, 13 February 2015

Oh No, Friday 13th

Had a great day yesterday, Mike Harding popped in at lunchtime. I saw him a few times a few years back and it was good to actually meet him. Such a nice fella and you can still hear his folk show on the radio at five on a Sunday here The Mike Harding Folk Show . Then I got to try the Hawkshead Black Hop which is next up in The Snug. A pint of true black hoppy delight.

A few of us are planning a trip to watch Real Madrid v Almeria on 29the April. The game is on the Wednesday and we will be in Madrid from Monday to Thursday. If you are interested please get in touch asap. Cost will be around £150 for flights and accommodation.

So then, what's on the bar today? Here we go:

Marble-Lagonda 5%
Fuzzy Duck-Winter Waddle 5%
Stockport-Bitter Lemon 4.2%
Twickenham-Redhead 4.1%
Merrie City-Cascadian 4%

Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%
Gwatkins-No Bull 4.5%

I first learnt the following poem at Xaverian, Manchester in about 1973. Little did I know I would later hear it on a Cream album.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Beer, Outings and Food

Always on the lookout for something a bit different we have found a restaurant with a difference, so on the trip to Liverpool on March 1st we will be booking places at  Alma de Cuba . Basically the restaurant is in a redundant church and while eating brunch we will be entertained by a gospel choir. We will be booking for 2-00pm and anybody wishing to join us needs to let us know by Friday this week. We still have a few places left on the trip and payment is now due.

We start this lovely new week with the following beers:

Chadwick's-Castle Pale 4.2%
Winster Valley-Lakes Blonde 3.8% (but not a lot)
OSB-Hopscotch 3.7%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Northern 'T'Ale 3.9%

Next up Long Man's-American Pale Ale and then Thornbridge-Hopton.


Lilley's-Darksider 7.5%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% (not a lot)

Here's a belting flashmob from a railway station. No, sadly it's not Carnforth but Antwerp:

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

We're Home!

No blogging last week as we were off recharging batteries in the Forest of Dean. Thank you to the girls for their hard work as ever in keeping the show on the road. Not to mention Kitch for his help in lugging casks around last week, much appreciated as always.

Holidays are always a great time but it's nice to be back and to start catching up on all the news from regulars and others. It seems that last week's Dark and Winter Ales festival went well with Kirkby Lonsdale's Singletrack Double Black (8%) being mentioned by several people yesterday as being yet another outstanding brew from a cracking brewery.

Payment is now due for those joining us on our Liverpool trip on March 1st. We still have a few places left so get in touch asap if interested in joining us.

Now then, what's on at the moment? Here we go:

Kirkby Lonsdale-Crafty Mild 3.6%
Burton Bridge-Golden Delicious 3.8%
Marble/Hawkshead-Beer Matts' 5% (but not a lot)
ISCA-Dawlish Ale 3.8%

Lilley's-Darkcider 7.5%
Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6%

As we start thinking about our next little break, as you do when you get back from holiday, this song always repeats in my head, an 'earworm' I think it's called:

Friday, 23 January 2015

Something for the Weekend?

Wednesday was a great day out at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, which is on until tomorrow, I'd recommend you get there if you can. It was good to meet up with some of our regulars, some of the lads and lasses from some of the breweries and other micropubs we know and a mate I haven't seen for about 30 years. Quite a day and some wonderful beers.

Just a reminder to those who are joining us on our Liverpool trip on March 1st that payment is due by February 1st. If you have not yet booked we have about 10 places left and we expect them to go pretty soon now so get in touch sharpish if you would like to join us.

So, as we meander into the weekend we have the following beers on offer:

Chadwick's-Kirkland Blonde 3.6%
Black Paw-Polar Paw 4.4%
Fell-Patriot Wheat 4.5%
Hawkshead-ITI NZPA 3.5%
Double Top-Wonderland 4.4% (not a lot)

Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% medium, still cider.

Next up Hawkshead IPA 7%

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

An Update

Just a quick update on what we're offering today as we are off to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival. But fear not, The Snug is open usual hours today and is in very capable hands. So here's what's on:

Titanic-Plum Porter 4.9%
North Star-Helmsman 4.2%
Double Top-Wonderland 4.4%
Bowness Bay-Swan Blonde 4%

Abrahalls-Slack Alice 4.6%

But for now:

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band and Thornbridge

Another weekend is easing towards us and the weather is looking pretty, well, January I suppose. Grim, wet, hardly any real daylight throughout the day and we've just had a mini blizzard in Carnforth, a rare event indeed.

Due to a bit of a cock-up yesterday we are without our dear friend Old Rosie for the first time since we opened. I won't bore you with the details but we hope to have her back next week.

So, here's what's on the bar today:

Milk Street-Folklore 3.9%
Double Top-Old Stoneface Stout 6%
Weal Ales-Weals of Steele 5.1%
Eden-Gold 4.2%
Thornbridge-Jaipur 5.9%

Abrahall's-Slack Alice 4.6% Medium, still cider. A little tart!

Places are going fast on our trip to Liverpool on Sunday March 1st. I would advise booking asap if you would like to join us.

Now for some fun:

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Beer Update

We start the week with the following:

Moles-Best 4%
Double Top-Old Stoneface Stout 6%
Weal Ales-Wheels of Steele 5.1%
Red Willow-Headless 3.9%

Original Cider C0-Moonshine 7.5%
Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%

And we also have our range of quality bottled beers, wines and soft drinks.

Now for those who, for whatever reason, are wondering where the weekend went here's a little treat:

Friday, 9 January 2015

Marble Earl Grey

Places are filling fast for our next trip on Sunday 1st March to Liverpool. We are departing The Snug at 10 00am leaving Liverpool at 7 00pm. The price is now confirmed at £12pp which is payable preferably when booking, or by 1 February.  Payment is non-refundable.

As we freewheel into the weekend we welcome back our grand old friend Earl Grey. But we have other delicious beers on the bar too. Here they all are:

Marble-Earl Grey 6.8%
Eden-First Emperor 4.4%
Chadwick's-Castle Pale 3.8%
Black Iris-Rose Of My Heart 4.2%
Lincoln Green-Tuck Porter 4.7%

A visit to The Snug would probably make her happy on Saturday night:

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Beer, Beer!

After a pleasant couple of days fulfilling our New Year resolutions of moderating intake and increasing exercise (well it is only January 6th) it's back to work. Oh, by the way, our resolutions do not include the ludicrous 'Dry January'.

So here's what we have on the bar in The Snug today:

Marble-Latzen 5.3% (but not a lot)
Mayflower-Douglas Valley 4%
Black Iris-Rose of My Heart 4.2%
Crystalbrew-Crystal Jade 4%

Westons-Old Rosie 7.3%
Original Cider Co-Moonshine 7.5%

In addition we have our usual range of wines and soft drinks.

We don't have music in The Snug, but if we did it would include stuff like this:

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all and let's hope it's a peaceful and prosperous one. Now the festivities are over it's back to business and we are taking bookings for our first Snug outing of 2015.

On Sunday 1 March we will be trundling along by charabanc to Liverpool to sample more of their many real ale pubs and shopping for those who prefer to waste their money! We will be leaving at 10 00am leaving to head back at 7 00pm. We are still awaiting confirmation of cost but don't expect it to exceed last year's price of £12pp. Payment will be required (non-refundable) by 1 February. Should the coach be fully booked by then non-payers will be replaced by others booking and paying.

Now then, what's on the bar today? Here we go:

Sonnet 43-India Pale Ale 4.4%
Oakham Citra 4.2% (but not a lot)
Three Peaks-Andrew's Smoked Ale 3.9%
Marble-Latzen 5.3%
Dark Star-American Pale Ale 4.7%

Original Cider Co-Monnshine 7.5%
Westons-Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3%

Next up will be Dunscar Bridge Douglas Valley and Thornbridge Kipling.

In addition there are three red and three white wines and Prosecco (by the bottle). We also have a full range of soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Normal service is resumed now we have overcome our technical difficulties. So, one of the songs The Snug Ukulele Group are trying to master is Psycho Killer by Talking Heads. One day we may be even better than this: