Southampton: A Craft Beer Destination

Whenever I hear the UK’s craft brewing and tap room scene being discussed most attention is, quite understandably, directed at the most populous cities: places like London, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol. I haven’t heard Southampton mentioned in the same way however so as part of my recent visit to the city’s beer festival I took the opportunity to see if it deserves to be given more attention…

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Oxford Ale Trail 2018

Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer are fairly frequent visitors to the city of dreaming spires but must confess that, being largely unfamiliar with Oxford’s neighbourhoods, we stick pretty close to the tourist centre with its never ending crowds. So we feel particularly indebted to West Berkshire CAMRA for organising the recent ale trail highlighting Oxford pubs in Good Beer Guide 2018, and placing the focus comfortably away from the major tourist traps… Continue reading