500th post!

It’s been just under three months since the 400th post appeared here, and quite a busy three months, which is why so many posts have appeared.

The month began with Danbert Nobacon, a cafe that ran out of bacon within 20 minutes of opening, and my Rainbow Project 2016 beer box arrived and there was a rather excellent evening of IPA at The Needle & Pin.

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Just a couple of days later we were in Southwold, ordering a very nice Chinese takeaway, organising our own mini beer festival, and then visiting a lot of Adnams pubs. A lot.

Later in October we paid our last ever visit to The Marquis Wellington, who failed to impress with 2 out of the 4 meals not turning up in time. We’re never going back.

November was a quieter month, with International Stout Day kicking things off, and the arrival of another Needle & Pin craft beer club selection box. We also paid our first visit to Centro Lounge, which has become our post cinema dining venue

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The annual Good Food Show pilgrimage saw some more new producers peddling their wares, with a few new breweries, loads of new cider producers and a plethora of gin stalls.

December started off with one of my favourite nights of the year, Thornbridge night at The Needle & Pin. To have such a brewery (who have their own pubs and also do regular tap takeovers around the country) hosting an event at our local micro pub is a great achievement for Sean and the patrons of the N&P.

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Much of the rest of the month has been taken up with my “Christmas beer ideas” posts, rounding up beers and breweries that I’ve enjoyed this year. There was also time for another trip to Centro Lounge and then the N&P once more. The beer ideas continued to flow, and then Christmas party season was soon upon us with a few Xmas meals to be enjoyed.

A busy few months, and with the festive period in full swing, plenty more posts still to come. The monthly round ups for December are in progress, and I’m deliberating on beer of the year, pub of the year and one or two other things.

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