Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Willoughby Arms - St George's Day

As we approach St George's Day, I am again pleased to give a shout-out to my friends at one of my favourite pubs, The Willoughby Arms in Kingston.

Their traditional St George's Day beer festival starts at noon on Thursday and ends on Saturday offering the usual 30 odd beers.

The beer list is on their website - www.thewilloughbyarms.com

Highlights from the beer list are the two beers, Wandle and Junction, from Sambrook's Brewery which seem hard to find in my patch, together with Spring Ale and Honeydance from Twickenham Fine Ales . I guess Honeydance is a special Sundance brewed with honey. There is also the legendary Downton Chocolate Orange Delight and, although I have been going on about it for two years, I challenge anyone not to love that beer. Dark Star are also represented with their Saison, Festival and IPA beers. To finish there is another rare cask of Fullers Golden Pride. Something for everyone.

If you dig deep on the Willoughby Arms web-site you will also find a copy of this video that I took at the event last year. Come along on Friday at six and you can see them in the flesh so to speak.

1 comment:

David said...

St George's Day is also William Shakespeare's birthday, and to commemorate Church End Brewery have brewed Shake's Beer - a blend of four hops and four malts, along with a hint of chocolate, which give it a light brown colour with an ABV of 4.0%.

If you fancy sampling this heady brew, you can either search it out in your local pub or festival, or enter our competition to win a pin. To do this, just upload a video of you shaking your beer to www.facebook.com/churchendbrewery. Check out these sample clips for inspiration: http://bit.ly/aGNNlf, http://bit.ly/c2Zfwz and http://bit.ly/cU0m3k.

Good luck & happy St George's Day!