The Dog’s 4th Birthday

Starting this Thursday running until Bank Holiday Monday is the 4th Birthday Party for The Dog, Burton & South Derbyshire CAMRA’s three time Pub of the Year winners. Along with a wide range of beers, ciders, perrys and gins for sale, this also marks the launch of a special collaboration between The Dog and Thornbridge. […]

The end of Halcyon Daze?

I have been asked on a number of occasions recently about what has happened to the Burton Old Cottage Beer Company and The Weighbridge Inn. Although there has been no official word, the rumours are the business has been put up for sale (one source says £15k but don’t quote me on that) due to […]

Congratulations to Stretton Social Club

“Being made ‘club of the year’ by our local CAMRA branch is fantastic news for our club,” says Ian McGibbon, Secretary of Stretton Social Club following last night’s presentation. “We are very grateful to CAMRA for the recognition. The most important part of any club or pub is the quality of the beer. To that […]

News for Brews Of The World

If you have walked by Brews of the World today you may have spotted a new setting area in the window where you can pop in and enjoy a bottle or a can. The plan is to expand this side of the business further in the next month or so by installing keg lines. It’s […]

Bodell’s, it’s a knockout!

Now let’s be honest, if you live in Swadlincote and you fancy a decent pint of Real Ale, Craft Keg or Real Cider, the first thing you do is leave town. It says a lot that the best pub in the town centre for CAMRA members is a Wetherspoon’s; this isn’t knocking the Sir Nigel […]

John’s Hat Trick

Firstly congratulations on winning Burton & South Derbyshire CAMRA Pub of the Year for the third consecutive year! How does it feel? “It’s fantastic to win it for the third time in a row,” says John McLaughlin, Landlord of The Dog on Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent. “It makes me really proud to have been […]

The Staffordshire Knot Lake

To begin with I’d like to state that I would love there to be a lake under Burton upon Trent that is not only easily accessible but also navigable by people; imagine the interest and the possible tourist attraction! When such a claim was made on Facebook last week I wanted to do some digging […]

James Eadie’s Trade Mark X Whisky

“A Wee Drappie” “I am the great-great grandson of James Eadie on my Mother’s side,” says Rupert Patrick. “My grandfather Jim Eadie, was the last Eadie to be directly employed by the business. He retired as Chairman shortly after the Second World War.” Rupert has vast experience in the whisky trade: “I started my career […]

New logo

Welcome to the new blog logo; I wanted something that looked familiar but wasn’t close enough to a copyrighted image. I had the original idea to make a pastiche of the Bass logo and it was made real by an old uni friend Helen. I then started to get worried, what if it was too […]

The Away Fan’s Guide to Real Ale in Burton upon Trent (Part Two)

Burton upon Trent was once the Brewing Capital of the World, producing more beer than London. Since 1708 there have been over 100 breweries in the town, although now this number stands at seven; Marston’s, Coors, Burton Bridge, Tower, Heritage Brewing Company, Burton Town and Gates. The town has a surprisingly high number of excellent […]