You've Got to Learn to Walk Before You Can Crawl
The heat from the smoky fire reaches you at the scarred, wooden bar. The pint of real ale in your hand is cool, solid, and glows copper-red in the light of the flames. Taking another long pull of beer (after all, you've earned it), you think to yourself, "it can't possibly get any better than this." Then you remember you have two more pubs to visit, and you think, "maybe it can!"
Join Barrie Pepper, one of Great Britain's best-known beer writers, as he guides you on 50 excursions by foot, bus, and train through some of the most picturesque parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to sample their finest traditional ales in some of their most historic pubs. This is pub crawling at its best!
Each of these 50 pub crawls, from Aberdeen to York, includes concise and clear directions, a detailed map of your route, pub recommendations (including what's on tap and on the menu), brewery and pub histories, and fascinating facts about points along your way.
From a trip across London Bridge, to a hike over the meadows of Wharfedale, or even a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, you will agree that this is the way to see Great Britain & Ireland.
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About the Author
Barrie Pepper is one of England's best known beer writers. He has recently retired as Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers after seven years in office. This is his 14th book. His previous books include Irish Pubs, The International Book of Beer, The Bedside Book of Beer, and The Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds. He writes for What's Brewing, Pub Management Magazine, American Brewer, the Yorkshire Post, and several other newspapers and journals. His other interests include sport and music, and he enjoys good company and conversation in the convivial atmosphere of genuine pubs. He and his wife, Carolynne, who runs a beer shop, live in one of the leafier parts of Leeds.
Table of Contents
Burton upon Trent
Bury St. Edmunds
Hyde Road, Manchester
Leeds to Manchester by Rail
Lee Valley by Boat
London Bridge and the Borough
Merton and South Wimbledon
Newcastle upon Tyne
Severn Valley Railway