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What's everyone's favourite pint?

AFCDorset

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Anything by Eldridge Pope (Dorchester).

I know... they do not exist anymore so I will explain.

Back in February Mrs AFC and a few of the 'girls' from the gym organised a 'do' in Dorchester, wander around the town and drinks and a meal in the evening. She thought it was a really nice town and would be a big upgrade on Poole. (Fair comment)

So, a couple of weeks later we have an over night stay and she organises viewing a few properties, 'just to see what you can get'. Falls in love with a flat in Brewery Square, a new development on the site of the old Eldridge Pope brewery.

So, big tidy up at home and get the estate agent in, Our flat goes live online about a week later, sold STC within 13 days and an offer made on the flat in Dorchester, accepted after a bit of negotiation.

So we are moving home, been playing catchup ever since. Very time consuming already but Mrs AFC is loving it and if she is happy, I am happy. Onwards and upwards.
 

kpbw

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Harveys Best Bitter brings back many happy memories of halcyon days sitting in a deckchair watching Sussex CCC.
Another vote for Old Peculier (note the spelling real ale twats) - last had in Whitelock's (excellent) Alehouse before the Leeds game this season.
Bateman's XXXB and a good pint of Bass but they are as rare as hen's teeth hereabouts.
As Walt' says the Original in The Globe is a good pint (although sent it back on Thursday night).
Session beers locally: PG Sips in the Organ Grinder (quality boozer in Looger), Castle Rock Pale, Charnwood Brewery's Salvation and Rocky in the Blue Boar (preferably with one of their gargantuan cheese and onion cobs).
Partial to the occasional stronger tipple - another vote for Leffe and a bottle of Guiness Extra Stout(brewed in Nigeria 7.2%), ideally with a nice tawny port. A cold can of 'Trampagne' when I'm in the mood.
Draught Guinness but the vastly superior product when in Eire.
No thank you - Pedigree, the ubiquitous Doombar.

Do I drink much? Nah! I spill most of it! 😉
 
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AFCDorset

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Harveys Best Bitter brings back many happy memories of halcyon days sitting in a deckchair watching Sussex CCC.
Another vote for Old Peculier (note the spelling real ale twats) - last had in Whitelock's (excellent) Alehouse before the Leeds game this season.
Bateman's XXB and a good pint of Bass but they are as rare as hen's teeth hereabouts.
As Walt' says the Original in The Globe is a good pint (although sent it back on Thursday night).
Session beers locally: PG Sips in the Organ Grinder (quality boozer in Looger), Castle Rock Pale, Charnwood Brewery's Salvation and Rocky in the Blue Boar (preferably with one of their gargantuan cheese and onion cobs).
Partial to the occasional stronger tipple - another vote for Leffe and a bottle of Guiness Extra Stout(brewed in Nigeria 7.2%), ideally with a nice tawny port. A cold can of 'Trampagne' when I'm in the mood.
Draught Guinness but the vastly superior product when in Eire.
No thank you - Pedigree, the ubiquitous Doombar.

Do I drink much? Nah! I spill most of it! 😉
If we are talking about 'ale' then local is definitely best, around Poole that means Hall and Woodhouse, Tanglefoot if you are in the mood, Badger for 'everyday' and Dorset Brewing Co Jurrasic can be excellent. Yesterdays lunch on the quay started with a couple of pints of Badger.

Ringwood Brewery produce Razorback and Old Thumper, not my favourites but some seem to really like it, plenty of choice really so I don't really have a favourite. The 'Charles', one of the music venues, gets through a lot of Doombar, for that reason alone it is usually quite drinkable.

A few microbreweries and speciality ale houses for something different.
 

neverbemastered

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Guinness is your only man
In the UK I'd opt for Nèwky Brown
Went Sunderland few years back in one of the boxes- brilliant view- anyway on the table for each person was a bottle of vaux breweries double maxim -which smashed Newcastle brown all over the place. I tried to get a crate to bring home but sadly was not to be.
I don't know how many I got my hands on, went in other boxes to borrow one or two, but the monster of all hangovers was the result.
And it felt great.
 

Andrewsfoxes

Ball Boy
If we are talking about 'ale' then local is definitely best, around Poole that means Hall and Woodhouse, Tanglefoot if you are in the mood, Badger for 'everyday' and Dorset Brewing Co Jurrasic can be excellent. Yesterdays lunch on the quay started with a couple of pints of Badger.

Ringwood Brewery produce Razorback and Old Thumper, not my favourites but some seem to really like it, plenty of choice really so I don't really have a favourite. The 'Charles', one of the music venues, gets through a lot of Doombar, for that reason alone it is usually quite drinkable.

A few microbreweries and speciality ale houses for something different.
Drink many gallons Of Purbeck bitter on our numerous trips to Dorset.
 

Lowestoft Fox

Is it my round?
If we are talking about 'ale' then local is definitely best, around Poole that means Hall and Woodhouse, Tanglefoot if you are in the mood, Badger for 'everyday' and Dorset Brewing Co Jurrasic can be excellent. Yesterdays lunch on the quay started with a couple of pints of Badger.

Ringwood Brewery produce Razorback and Old Thumper, not my favourites but some seem to really like it, plenty of choice really so I don't really have a favourite. The 'Charles', one of the music venues, gets through a lot of Doombar, for that reason alone it is usually quite drinkable.

A few microbreweries and speciality ale houses for something different.
No Palmers, AFC? Love the IPA and the 200, mainly consumed in the Ropemakers, Bridport when visiting.
 

Walthamstowfox

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There's a couple of breweries round the back of Spurs ground which open up.for a pie & a pint on match days.
So hopefully should get a couple of decent beers
 

AFCDorset

Season Ticket Holder
No Palmers, AFC? Love the IPA and the 200, mainly consumed in the Ropemakers, Bridport when visiting.
Not that common in the Poole/Bournemouth area, some to be had towards West Bay and Lyme Regis.

If, as detailed above, our move goes ahead as planned we will be moving a little further west than we are now so availability will undoubtably change. Hardy's in Trinity street looks like a seriously daft place, live music and 'topless nights' god help us. Sadly no cask beer, might be a laugh though.

Sadly since my throat cancer my taste buds have changed quite a lot, my preference now is for more easygoing 'session' beers, some of the more highly flavoured stuff is difficult for me.
 
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