Friday, June 01, 2007

PubsCafs -Good or bad?

A pub chain has announced a tiee-up with a coffee-chain:
BBC NEWS | Business | Coffee Republic expands into pubs

This little island is changing fast: less than 10 years ago few could spell basalmic or name another grape varietal than chardonnay. Like it or loathe it, we can now get some proper coffee in pubs!

The times where caffè translated into English meant Nescafe are long gone -and for a foodie it's a good thing. Unfortunately it also seems to go along with the decline in popularity of real ales, even though we now see talented local brewers, some like Meantime even sold by Sainsbury's as their own label. Richmond has some local supply of its own thanks to Twickenham Fine Ales (but I am not sure if you can get it in a pub near you?). Tony ought to know this...

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Tony said...

You can often get it in the Triple Crown...
and there are a number of good houses over in Twicks

Ludovic Windsor said...

Thanks Tony, but which one?

The one by Richmond Circus???