Beer Food

Pub Review: The Blue Boar Inn, Temple Grafton, Warwickshire

Me and the misses went to one of my old school friends wedding in Coventry/Brum borders? last weekend, and a great time was had by all, but they only had Guinness or Keg Boddies or bottles in the hotel bars ; the dark peroni was ok but at hotel prices! but not to worry as its was their day not mine:)

We wish Rory & Liz a wonderful life together.

Not funny Joke from the Cov boys on our kardiff city table
Not funny Joke from the Cov boys on our kardiff city table

On the way up on the Friday we decided to break the trip by staying in a pub for the night.. I wonder whose choice that was šŸ˜‰

Anyway the Pub in question was the The Blue Boar, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, the website does not really do it justice but it’s a great 1600 pub with nooks and crannies and a few years of addons.

Photo from website
Photo from website

We got there about 9pm and managed to get some food, a great platter of Indian Food that was a starter but was enough for us as a main, they also did a full selection of other pub grub and of course they had some great ales on as well..and they were well kept.

Ringwood BoonDoggle

A great light Blonde ale, which I had not had before even when I was down Ringwood for the stagdo!

Jennings Tom Fool

Another light beer I have not had before..

It’s a bit out of the way, the bedrooms were ok but maybe needed a spruce up and the staff were pleasant, there was a misunderstanding with breakfast but once sorted the mrs said best scrambled egg for a long time.

anyway if you are visiting Stratford upon Avon then its worth a trip out to this pub for a decent pint.

Blog Food

The Best British Pie goes to Wye Valley Pie from the Goat Major

I know I seem to be posting about the Goat Major a lot recently in fact more than actually going there for a pint!

anyway the Trumpet of Truth (South Wales Echo) reports that head chef Adam has won a pietastic award.

THE best pie in the country is to be found at a Cardiff pub, a competition run by British Pie Week has found.

Adam Pavey, head chef at the Goat Major on High Street in Cardiff, created the award-winning Wye Valley Pie, which was named the winner of the British Pie Week Challenge 2010.

His winning effort includes locally sourced chicken, leeks, asparagus and Tintern Abbey cheese.

Chef Adam, 22, said: ā€œI was really taken aback that Iā€™d won. We were in competition with about 60 other pubs nationwide.ā€

No brains ale in it? ReciPie here

British Pie Week starts next week more details here


Fancy a tour of a real ale cellar – Goat and Tricycle Bournemouth

A work friend of mine is leaving Cardiff and moving to Bournemouth in Dorset.. so after saying congrats the first thing to do is of course look what decent pubs are there in case me and mrs UW get invited down for a visit.

I have not been to the town for a few years but I do recall (after a few beers) going to this great pub The Goat and Tricycle

Photo taken by Bill

The Goat and Tricycle is a traditional real ale pub, with a huge range of hand pulled real ales including the Wadworth classics which are always available: Bishops Tipple, Horizon, 6x, JCB and Henrys IPA, there are up to 11 Guest ales which change every 2 – 3 days, so there is always plenty of variety to choose from.

Situated in Westhill Road which is about 400 yards from Bournemouth town centre in an area known as The Triangle, we serve a superb range of real home cooked food; there is even a real Goat Curry and yes it is very nice indeed!!

They have a video on youtube showing their cellar as well.

So do you know any other great pubs in the Bournemouth area..