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West Coast Spectacular – A day trip worthy of note

       by Terry Ridal - Furness Branch Member
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      Strand’s Premium Dark Mild 6%.  A  s t  r o  n  g  d  a r k  m  i l d  .
      Red Screes bitter 4.3%.  F  u  l  l  f l a  vo u r e d  w  i  t h  p  l  e  n t  y  o f  r o  a s t  a n d  m  a l t  t a  s  t e  s  .
      Daffyd Ale 4.2%.  B  l  o o m  i  n  g  g  o o d  a  l  e .
      Errmmm “beer for the undecided” 3.8%.  L  i  g  h  t  H  o  p p y  a  m  b  e  r  b  i  t t e  r.
      Who’s Garden 3.9%.  A  w  h  i  t  e  b e e  r  fo r  t h o s e  w h o  c a  n  ’  t  w h e a  t .
      Scafell summit 3.8%.  L  i  g  h  t  c r i  s  p  a  l  e  w i  t h  a  l  o n  g  s  o  f t  h o p  f i  n  i  s h  .
      Low Flyer 4.3%.  A  d  a  r k  b i  s c  u  i  t y  m  a l t  f l  a  vo u  r  w  i  t h  a  t o  u  c h  o  f  w h  i  s  k y  o  n  t h  e  f i n i s h .
                              T’errmmm-inator Stout 5%.  S  m o o  t  h  d a  r k  b  r o w n  r o a  s  t  l e d  b e  e  r  f u  l  l
                              b  o  d  i e d  a n d  w e l  l  b a  l  a  n  c e  d  .
                              A  l  l  t o  g  e  t  h  e  r  b e t w e  e  n  t h  e  2  p  u  b s  t  h  e r e  w a  s  a  s e l  e  c t  i  o  n  o f  2 5  t o  3 0
                              b  e e r s  o n  o f fe r  a n d  o f  t  h  e  7  t h  a  t  I  s  a  m p l  e d  a  l  l  w e  r e  i  n  e xc e l l  e n t
                              c o n  d i t  i  o  n  .  H  a  v i n g  l  e t  u  s  s  a  m  p l  e  f r o  m  t h  e  a  r r a  y  o  f  g o  o  d  i e s  t  h e
                              s h e p h e r d  r o u  n  d  e d  u  p  h i s  c h a  r g  e s  a  n  d  g  o t  u  s  b a  c  k  o  n  t h  e  b  u s  w  h  e r e
                              t  h  e r e  w a  s  a  p  r o  p o s i t  i  o  n  t h a  t  n e x  t  t i  m e  w e  s t a  r t  a t  N e t h e r  Wa s d  a l  e
                              B e  e  r  F e s t i v a l  a  n  d  l i n g  e r  l  o n g  e r.  T h e  vo t e  w a  s  u  n  a n i m  o u  s ,  y e  s  p l  e a  s  e  !

                     h Santon Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge
      O  u  r  n e x t  s  t o p  w a s  t  e        w h i c  h  i s  a
      t r a  d  i  t i  o  n  a l  c o a  c  h i  n  g  i n n  t  h  a t  h  a  d  t h e  u n m  i  s t a  ke a  b  l  e  fe  e l  a  b  o u  t  i  t  w h i c h
      c o m  e  s  f r o m  a  l  o  n  g  i n g  r a i n e d  h  e r i  t a  g  e  t h a  t  c a  n  n  o  t  b  e  fa ke d  –  a  b i  t  l  i  ke
      t h  e  p a  t i n a  o  n  a  g e n  u  i  n  e  a  n  t  i  q  u  e  .  T h  e  b  e e r s  o  n  h  a  n  d  p  u  m p  w e r e : -
      Thwaite’s Wainwright Golden Beer 4.1%.  A  s t r a w  c o  l  o u  r e d  b  i  t t e r  w  i  t h
      s  o f t  f r u  i  t  f l a  vo  u r s  a  n  d  a  h i n t  o f  m  a  l  t y  s w e  e t n e s s .
      Jennings’s Sneck Lifter 5.1%.  A  s  t r o n g  d  a  r k  b r o w n  a l e  w i t  h  a  c o  m p  l  e x
      b a  l  a  n c e  o f  f r u  i  t ,  m  a  l  t ,  s w e  e t  a  n  d  r o a  s t  f l  a vo  u  r s  t  h r o  u  g  h  t o  t h  e  f i n i s h .
      Jennings’s Bitter 3.5%.  M  a l t  y  b e  e  r  w i t h  g  o o d  m  o u  t h  f u  l  t  h  a t  c o m  b i n e s  w i t  h  r o a  s  t  f l a  vo  u r  a  n  d
      h  o p p y  f i  n i  s  h .
                            Wychwood’s Hobgoblin gold 4.2%.  A  m u l t  i  h o p  p  e  d  l i  g  h  t  c o l  o u r e d
                            b  e e r  w  i  t h  a  n  u n u  s u  a  l  i n f u  s i  o n  o  f  m  a l t  e d  w h  e  a t  a n d  b a  r l e y.
                            Jennings’s Cumberland 4%.  A  t a  w  n  y  h  o  p p y  b  e e r  w  i  t h  a  d  r y
                            a  f t e  r t a  s  t e  .
                            Cross Bay’s Zenith 5%.  L  i  g  h  t  a n d  r e  f r e s h i n g  w i  t h  a  d  i  s t i n c  t  t  r o  p i c a l
                            a  r o m  a .  A n  I  PA  w  i  t h  a  c i  t r u s  f r u  i  t y  b  o  d  y  w i t h  a  h  o  p p y  k i  c  k  f r o  m  t h  e
                            t  r i  p l e  b  l  e  n  d  o f  h  o  p s .
                            Adnam’s Mosaic pale 4.1%.  A  s  i  n  g  l e  M o s a  i c  h  o p  a  d  d e d  a t  a  l  l  fo u  r
      s  t a  g  e  s  o f  t  h  e  b r e w  i  n  g  p  r o c e s s .  G  i  ve s  a  m  u  l  t i p  l  e  f r u  i  t  a n d  p i n e  f l  a vo  u  r s  a  n  d  a  r o m  a  s  .
      A g a  i  n  a  l  l  i  n  e xc e l  l  e n  t  c o n  d i t  i  o n  s e r ve d  b y  f r i  e n d  l  y  k n o w l e d g  e a  b l e  s  t  a f f.  T h  e  S  a  n t  o  n  B  r i d  g  e  i  n  i  s  t h  e
      s  o r t  o f  p  u  b  y o u  w i s h  y o u  c o u  l d  r o l l  u  p  a  n  d  p u  t  i  t  i n  y o u r  p o c ke t  a n d  t a  ke  i t  w i  t h  y o u .
                                  h Ravenglass Arms in Ravenglass
      U  n  fo  r t u n a  t e  l  y  w e  c o u l d  n  ’  t  l i n g  e r  a  s  t  e  w a  s  c  a l  l i n g  .  A n o t  h  e r
      t r a  d  i  t i  o  n  a l  p u  b  w  i  t h  t h a  t  u  n m  i s t a  ke a  b l  e  c o  m fo r t a  b  l  e  fe  e l  w h  i  c h  o n  l  y  c o  m e s  w i t  h  t i m  e  a  n  d  a  g  r e  a t
      d  e a  l  o f  e x  p e  r i  e  n  c e  a  n  d  k n  o w h  o w  o n  t  h  e  l  a  n  d  l  o r d ’ s  p  a  r t  w h i c h  h a  s  b  e e n  p  a s s e  d  d  o w  n  o ve r  y e a  r s
      a n d  y e a  r s .  T h  e  v i  e w s  o u t  s  i  d  e  w e r e  s  t  u  n  n  i  n  g  l  y  b e a  u  t i  f u  l  b  u  t  I  w a s  s  o m  e w h  a  t  p u z  z l e d  a s  t h  e  r e  w e r e
      a  g o o  d  n u  m  b e  r  o  f  b o a  t s  o  f  s e ve  r a l  t y p e s  b  u  t  n o  w a  t e r !  W  h  o  i  n  t  h  e i  r  r i g  h  t  m  i  n  d  h  a s  a  b o a  t
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