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  • rewski
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    Harveys of Lewes Best Bitter.

    BillMC
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    The Marble Brewery ‘Pint’

    mitsumonkey
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    Bottled or draught?

    Premier Icon dazh
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    Not a big fan of bitter. Always had an aversion to brown beer. Pale/blonde ale, stouts or porters for me.

    sierrakilo
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    Woodfords Wherry

    Admans Ghost Ship

    Hopback Summer Lightning

    Exmoor Gold

    mefty
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    Bottled or draught?

    Draught of course, I don’t think there is a best, but there are lots of very good ones, one of the joys of travelling in this country is reacquainting yourself with them.

    mitsumonkey
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    You say draught but have you tried Bengali Tiger? It comes in a can and it’s bloody lovely!

    ski
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    Hooky for a session beer, Brewery is worth a visit too.

    I’m a big fan of most Moorhouse’s and Black Edge brews…

    Premier Icon pedropete
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    If Timothy Taylor Landlord was readily available down this way, it would be my choice. As it ain’t, I’m going to say Armada by Harvey’s of Lewes.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    It’s easier to say which beers I dont like.

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    Marstons Pedigree
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    Everything else is ace.

    rewski
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    Long Man Brewery is worth a mention

    FunkyDunc
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    Saltaire Gold

    aP
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    Twickenham Grandstand or Bathams Best

    Premier Icon maxtorque
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    This should be good for a proper STW argument!

    Calling all Real Ale-ists 😉

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    West Berkshire Brewery Good Old Boy. It’s won an award and everything – Best Bottled Bitter at the Great British Food Awards 2014.

    No accounting for taste! Personal recommendations – bear in mind I don’t favour bottled ale but on draught I like Midland’s style bitters and pale golden/biscuity intensely hoppy ales with citrus twang.

    (Outside of green hop ale festivals with one-offs and names I forget), the regular culprits:

    1st place: A tie. Can’t choose between Salopian ‘Oracle’ or Enville Ale. Both are spectacular all summer long.
    2nd: Bathams Bitter. An old favourite and always as good as ever in any weather. When well-kept it has a caramel undertow. Delicious.
    3rd: (Again Salopian) ‘Hoptwister’.

    Wildcard: Enville Ginger Tom

    mefty
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    Twickenham Grandstand

    I had a couple of Twickenham beers last night and they were awful, could have been badly kept, where do you get them?

    aP
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    I’ve drunk it both in Isleworth and central London.
    Actually I quite like Plain Ales Arty Farty as well…

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    Loweswater gold.

    Houns
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    I live very near to the Bathams brewery and close to Envilles. Dislike both.

    Something from the Three Tuns or Wye Valley breweries would do me

    Premier Icon ton
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    magic rock curious
    magic rock ringmaster
    ilkley mary jane
    saltaire blonde
    kelham island easy rider
    Bob’s white lion
    hawkshead iti
    hawkshead lakeland gold
    loweswater gold
    rooster yankee

    i could go on for a while.

    Everards Tiger does it for me, as does Old Hooky, Pedigree and Felinfoel Double Dragon.

    Everards Tiger does it for me, as does Old Hooky, Pedigree and Felinfoel Double Dragon.

    Klunk
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    really enjoying Digfield Fools Nook at the moment discounted all day sunday, slips down so so easily.

    khani
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    Boddies!!! I’ll trek y’ll on yer bastids!! ‘hic” I luv yooooo…..

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    So

    Much

    Beer

    So

    Little

    Time

    😉

    dropoff
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    Mmm
    Doom Bar
    Exmoor Gold
    Otter Ale
    Proper Job
    Beer Goggles (Blindman Brewery)
    Bass (from out the back served by Keith)
    🙂

    ElShalimo
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    I agree with most of Ton’s list but must add Thornbridge Jaipur

    stumpy01
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    You’ll struggle to go wrong with any of the Badger beers, but Fursty Ferret at the end of a long day is delicious!

    We have a fairly limited choice at our local shops, but others I’d choose are;

    Black Sheep Ale
    Hobgoblin
    Golden Glory
    Landlord
    Doombar
    Old Peculiar
    XXXB

    When it comes to bottled beer then Proper job is definitely one of my favourites. Really cant get on with Doom Bar though.

    jaaaaaaaaaam
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    Invasion IPA if you’ve got money burning holes in your pockets.

    sierrakilo
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    Old Dairy Gold Top is very drinkable

    slimporcini
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    Okells, no other bitter I’ve tried has come close.

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    Swift One……Bowman Ales

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    Purity Ubu is my all time favorite.

    I like Timothy Taylor Landlord and Doom bar, I’m from Hook Norton and their beers are very nice too.

    cheekyboy
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    I no longer drink however I clearly remember John Smiths Cask bitter (hand pulled) from the Junction at Marsh in Huddersfield being the best last one I had.

    When John Willie Lees`s was on form it was like nectar, last but not least Oldham Breweries best bitter, when it was an independent brewery it was the finest bitter known to mankind……….fact.

    The 2nd best thing other than supping bitter is talking about it 😀

    red17
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    Draught it would be Fullers London Pride or ESB.

    Bottled Adnams Broadside or Hobgoblin.

    allthepies
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    Pretty much any beer from Oakham Brewery.

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