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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: