Off to Hook Norton

I’m off to Hook Norton this week to do a book signing during the British Guild of Beer Writers and Brewery History Society seminar ‘Beer Writing – Past, present and future’ on Thursday 23rd October. I’m told the event is fully booked, so it should be a grand day out in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside. … Continue reading

A brewery in the garden

Week 45 Now for some photos from my last awayday, over in Kendal in the heart of the Lakes. This is the former Whitwell Marks Brewery on Highgate, the town’s main street. The Georgian town house (1757) is one of the few extant reminders of how Georgian brewers used to live right next to their … Continue reading

The Castle at Cockermouth

Week 18 Off to London and Essex this coming week, intending to take brewery photos but since the weather forecast is awful, it may turn into an archive trip. So before I head off, here’s a few photos from late last year of Jennings Castle Brewery, Cockermouth. It has been on this site since 1874, … Continue reading