Ostrich Colnbrook, Berkshire (close to Heathrow airport) Courage Best Bitter, Directors Bitter, Marston’s Pedigree George & Dragon West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Courage Best Bitter and guest beers Hardwick Arms Arrington, Cambridgeshire Greene King IPA and guest beers Olde Custom House Chester, Cheshire Bank’s Original, Marston’s Bitter and Pedigree Black Bull Inn Coniston, Cumbria Coniston Bluebird Bitter,... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2000 - Ted Bruning
Until the arrival of the “iron way”⎯the railroad network⎯in the 19th century, people traveled by horse-drawn coaches that also carried the mail. Journeys were long and tiring, so a vast network of “coaching inns” offering food, drink and accommodations sprang up all over England. Many survive in all their half-timbered glory, as Ted Bruning discovered... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Pubbing in Ireland July 1, 2000 - Julie Johnson
In American cities, it seems that every time you turn around, someone has opened a new Irish bar. So many authentic bar fittings have been shipped from Ireland to equip the new bars that you might be forgiven for wondering if any pubs are left intact back home. Riding the same wave of popularity that... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Australia's Indies Carve Out a Niche July 1, 2000 - Martin Morse Wooster
The regional independents occupy the healthiest niche in the brewing industry today. While micros and brewpubs are folding almost as fast today as they popped up in the early and mid-1990’s, and while big commercial breweries scramble for gimmicks to boost flat sales, the regional independents continue to grow, though carefully.