Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The Shakespeare, Durham 19th August 2007

On holiday in Durham and determined to try a few of the local pubs. The people I was with seemed sure that this was the place for us.

Everard's Tiger (4.2%): Pretty strong flavoured with a tangy hop taste, better when it warmed up a bit.
Caledonian 80/- (4.2%): Bitter with a warm malty taste in spite of being served so cold.
Caledonian Deuchars IPA (3.8%): Distinctive complex hoppy taste.

All the beers were served far too cold for my taste which was a shame as they might otherwise have been good.

An interesting old fashioned pub with several small rooms and a very unprepossessing frontage. The staff were great, the pub was lively and the singing was raucous once it got late!

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