Ah, now this is more like it. If a pub was ever more tailored to my wishes I’ve yet to find it. A good selection of German beers, a relaxing atmosphere AND IT’S CYCLING THEMED!
Named after the fearsome Mont Ventoux climb that regularly features in Le Tour De France, bikes adorn the walls and ceiling, along with memorabilia such as the classic 80s La Vie Claire jersey. Before I reach the 30th I’ll have to ensure I visit their sister pub, The Tourmalet.
A couple of weeks ago I checked out the pub quiz at The Cuckoo’s Nest along with Tom and Cat. As pub’s go it’s ok, if suffering from a limited beer selection. As a pub quiz, it’s a decent one, although the clientèle was a tad too hipster for my liking.
Confession time. I’ve long since completed the 30 drinks category. Problem with it has been that a fair few have been consumed on nights out and by the time I get round to writing them up I can’t remember enough about them to adequately describe them, even given how paltry my reviews have been.
So anyway, the 30th I have been able to write up. 3 Sisters Scottish Ale is an 80/- that has a wonderful toasted malt taste with hints of sweetness. If the rest of the output from The Orkney Brewery is half as good as this, trying my next thirty drinks will be a joy.
So my friend Laura just posted the above photo, with the caption:
“That is my hat
Give it back you are a cat
It doesn’t even fit”
which references this
so I wrote this:
Cat has stolen hat
give it back you silly feline
it does not fit you.
First haiku down
A delicious, chocolatey stout from Williams Bros, probably my favourite of their output.
After Top Gear Live we were particularly famished and whilst my Dad isn’t necessarily the most adventurous when it comes to cusine, he does like value for money.
To Feast we headed, lured by the promise of buffet style dining, selecting from a range of world foods. And whilst it won’t win any awards, I have to say it was more than acceptable.
I love a German beer and this did not disappoint. A hint of smoky flavour as it went down, held its head well and tbh the only downside to it is the unfortunate colour, resembling a particularly disturbing urine sample (I presume).