Next one is a smoked from Hardknott, a brewery I really liked a lot, pity about the closing of this one.
This is the start of our 22 counties chase by train, doing 4 new counties tomorrow, Oxfordsh, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestersh
Excellent, a beery travelogue to follow to get rid of the January Blues. Where are you visiting in Oxford? I was there on Tuesday, most new beers for me were in The Royal Blenheim and St. Aldates Tavern, both close together and about 15 mins walk from the Railway Station.
Whatever people think about Wetherspoons, they sure are handy for a chase like this. Being able to grab a breakfast, a place tick and maybe a couple of early beers before other pubs are open is a huge help.
Leaving Oxford for Swindon, we skipped White Horse, opened at noon, so we went to Turf Tavern instead, had a lovely pint of Black Sheep there, before we moved on to Grapes and finished off at The Pint Shop, which was a lovely place, could easy spend some hours there.