Posts tagged Westons Old Rosie

The Golden Guinea (Bristol) Review

Address: The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX

Draught

Blackbeard Cider
Kingstone Press
Westons Old Rosie

Bottles

Thatchers Gold (Can)
Thatchers Katy
Westons Organic

Review

With the latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film now on our screens featuring a Bristolian pirate, Blackbeard, what better way to celebrate this than to go to the pub that apparently Blackbeard drank in.

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Bristol Cider Awards 2011 Results

After a slight delay in getting back the voting slips, the Bristol Cider Awards 2011 have finally been announced by The Apple. The results are the following:

Best of Best – Rich’s Medium
Best Sparkling Cider – Thatcher’s Gold
Best Sparkling Perry – Beesting
Best Still Cider – Old Rosie
Best Still Perry – Hecks Perry
Best Old Favourite – Olde English
Best Organic – Westons Organic
Best Small Producer – Orchard Pig
Best Strong Cider – Old Bristolian
Best Specialist Cider – Hecks Dunkertons
Best Flavoured Cider – Gwatkin Pyder
Best Cider Maker – Thatchers

Well done to all of the above and roll on next year 🙂

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The Coronation Tap (Bristol) Review

Address: The Coronation Tap, 8 Sion Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4AX

Draught

Cori Tap Exhibition
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Traditional
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Thatchers Cox
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy

Review

When everyone thinks of Bristol cider pubs, the first one always on their mind is the Cori Tap. Dating back to the 1800s, this cider pub is what really put Bristol on the cider map. Its reputation is such that even the rich and famous frequent there on occasion and go and get “corried”. One of the biggest things it is known for is its lethal Exhibition cider. At 8.4% and only served in half-pints, then you can understand why it can become dangerous drinking it.
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VAT and Fiddle (Nottingham) Review

Address: The VAT and Fiddle, 12–14 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB

Draught

Westons Country Perry
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Westons Oak Conditioned Extra Dry Cider
Westons Organic Cider
Westons Premium Cider

Review

The pub is ideally located right next door to the station. Perfect for a quick pint before/after you’re catching a train. We opted for the latter. It’s a no-frills pub which serves a good pint, even if it is only Westons. Perfectly away-fans friendly for the football, very welcoming and you can have a good chat as there is no loud music. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ye Olde Salutation Inn (Nottingham) Review

Address: Ye Olde Salutation Inn, 54 Hounds Gate, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AJ

Draught

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Thatchers Gold
Westons 1st Quality Cider
Westons Country Perry
Westons Organic Vintage Cider
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Cider Ice

Bottles

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Kingstone Press
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy
Westons Vintage
Westons Perry

Review

This was probably the best cider pub in Nottingham we found for its range of ciders alone. Although most were made up from Westons/Thatchers, it did have the likes of Black Dragon which were a nice alternative. From a history point of view, this is one of the oldest pubs in Nottingham, with it dating back to 1240 AD. Apparently they have their own ghost called Rosie too and do ghost walks. Not my thing, but could be for you! It seemed a pretty laid back traditional pub that I’d definitely visit again. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Apple (Bristol) Review

Address: The Apple, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB

Draught

Old Bristolian
Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze
Hecks Perry Medium
Richs Medium
Sheppys Sweet
Thatchers Dry
Westons Old Rosie
Wilkins Dry

Bottles

Gwynt y Ddraig Dabinett
Kingstone Press
Olivers Making Hay
Olivers Shezam
Orchard Pig
Sheppys Falstaff
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Old Rascal
Thatchers Pear
Westons Organic Cider
Westons Perry

Review

A proper Bristol cider pub, centrally located in the heart of the city, just off Kings Street. Well when I say a pub, I really mean a boat, with the bar spread over both decks with ample outside seating docked on the river. With the selection of cider on tap and bottled, then you are really spoilt for choice. If I was to choose somewhere to wind away those long Saturday afternoons then this would be it. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Pipe & Slippers (Bristol) Review

Address: The Pipe & Slippers, 118 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RW

Draught

Orchard Pig Medium
Thatchers Gold
Millwhites Scrumpy

Bottles

Gwynt y Ddraig Perry Vale
Millwhites Rum Cask
Thatchers Cox
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Vintage
Westons Old Rosie

Review

Located at the bottom of Cheltenham Road we have the Pipe and Slippers. You step into the place and it has a real chilled feel about it with its array of leather chairs and wooden décor that gives it a homely feel. The only problem with the place is that does become popular at the weekend, which means it can get too packed. It does serve a good pint of cider (Orchard Pig being my favourite there) and I would keep coming back for that alone. Read the rest of this entry »

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