The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

DoA?
DoA? Drunk or Alcoholic? Lovers of etymology will wish to...
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Perfect Pub
Now, Kentucky, Buffalo Mozarella and I were shooting the breeze...
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The Two Best Hangover Cures
So after all the things I've tried over the years...
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I Really Like Christmas
So we are nearly there for 2017, and my new...
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7% Success Rate
So based on my experience living in the USA for...
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See Smell Taste
Yes, it is time to salute one of the West...
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Jesurrection
So, this geezer breezes down my road looking for all...
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Another Rachel
We all know that The Consul has first dibs on...
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Recent Posts

Happiness

I felt the happiness growing from within as soon as I saw that smile … Guess who just got back today Such a shame Kentucky no longer posts here, this blog could really do with an injection of his dry wit, beer insight, and large horn.  I hope we see …

Bite me

Blimey O’Reilly there’s hope for us all. Max is enjoying Howards End and all’s right with the world. Meanwhile, let’s talk about sweets. Not, desserts (in Howards End they eat at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand to enjoy old English fare  but then lunch at Mr. Eustace Miles’s restaurant, which specialises in meatless, nutritious …

Salvation !

CAMRA pub of the year in 2014, and you can see why. The Salvation is a real traditional drinking pub for the locals in the local Gloucestershire village of Ham. I had a few lovely local beers there last weekend and, after trying their Rare Breed as part of my …

The Early Days In Ten Drinks – 04 – Gaymer’s Olde English Cider

After a few sessions where I was comfortably lying on the floor in packed bars and pubs: https://www.drinkingmansdiary.com/the-early-days-in-ten-drinks-03-bacardi-vodka-gin/ I decided I needed a new drink. And as we have established I really didn’t like the taste of beer, so I tried out the favorite of every tramp around Leeds – …

National Album Day

So, while Max regales us with tales of his sheltered upbringing (he made up for it later), let’s note that it is National Album Day, today: 13 October 2018. It is great to see this celebrated on the BBC all day, with special mention going to the Mastertapes discussion with …

The Early Days In Ten Drinks – 01 – Strongbow Cider

I was quite inspired and impressed with The Consul’s early days of drinking: https://www.drinkingmansdiary.com/right-i-had-to-get-up/ My story was quite different and less exotic. I didn’t actually get drunk until two months before my 19th birthday. Which means I was 100% legal. But before I arrived there I had some early and …

Ol’ Jack is Back

Speaking of post war Americanization, of course in the bar scene of the film adaptation of that updated Tom/Jack/Mack-the-knife story The Talented Mr Ripley, it’s all about whiskey and soda. A bottle of Jack Daniels and a recording of Sophia Loren singing the song sounds good to me. I wonder …