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Pub/Bar Focus: Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth Manchester

If you blink in Manchester these days there’s every chance you’ll miss a new restaurant or bar pop up. Though most recent openings have been so boring you might be doing yourself a favour. One that I was eagerly anticipating for much of last year, however, was Cafe Beermoth. The long rumoured bar from the guys behind Northern Quarter bottleshop ...

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Il Santo Bevitore: Craft Beer Heaven In Venice

Il Santo Bevitore, Venice

After a week of fairly average beer in Verona and around Lake Garda I couldn’t wait to get to Venice. I’d spent a reasonable amount of time researching the best craft beer spots in the city. It wasn’t as easy as I expected, but I came up with a pretty good list of places to visit. Unfortunately, a change in plans ...

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Pub/Bar Focus: Harrogate Tap, Harrogate

Harrogate Tap

When I planned a trip to fine-dining restaurant Van Zeller in Harrogate I initially intended to drive. But upon realising there’s a ‘Tap’ in the train station it was no longer an option. As a huge fan of both Euston and Sheffield Tap it was the obvious place to start the weekend. I knew it was a wise decision form the moment I walked ...

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BrewDog Brewery Tour & DogTap, Ellon, Aberdeen

BrewDog Brewery Tour & DogTap, Ellon

It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big BrewDog fan, they were the first brewery to make me take notice of proper beer so I’ll always have a soft spot for them. Unlike many of their fans, I don’t think they’re the be all and end all of beer. But they do brew some very interesting and good quality beers. Not just the ...

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The Marble Arch Inn, Manchester & The Best Cheeseboard In Town

The Marble Arch Inn, Manchester

The Marble Arch Inn is a special place. Situated on Rochdale Road, a short walk from Victoria Station in what’s now known as ‘The Green Quarter’ it’s one of the oldest pubs in the city, dating back to 1888. The beautiful Grade II listed building retains much of its original Victorian fittings; mosaic floor, exposed metal and tiled ceilings. From the moment ...

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