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Real Ale heaven

by on February 12, 2012

I’m posting this on Sunday afternoon at the end of a lovely few days in York. I came over from Gainsborough on Wednesday evening, spent all of Thursday studying. Midway through the day I got a phone call from Tara, informing me that it had started snowing. Three hours later and a few inches of snow later, I met Tara from work.

On the way home we called at a pub called the Masons Arms, one of the pubs in the CAMRA good pub guide. It was there that I introduced Tara to the delights of Black Sheep Ale, one of my favourite real ales. After a pint drunk while sat in front of a roaring fire, we took a walk in the snow along the River Ouse.

On Saturday we took a walk to The Swan, another pub in the CAMRA, good pub guide, to watch the big match of the weekend, Manchester Utd vs Liverpool. Tara sampled a chocolate flavoured beer,Chocoholic, which although not to my taste, went down well with Tara. I had three pints of another of my favourite beers, Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.

The Swan was York CAMRA pub of the year in 2009, and is a “Grade 2 listed Tetley Heritage Inn”

Although Liverpool lost and the crowd in the pub were mainly Man Utd supporters, it was a lovely afternoon spent in a pub with a friendly atmosphere. I think we may well have found our “local”

Following our visits to these two pubs, we’ve decided to join CAMRA and we’re also going to visit York Brewery next weekend


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