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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
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Greene King Old 5X

The unlikely handpump that lured the bloggerati — Greene King Old 5X on cask at the Great British Beer Festival, London, August 2012.

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 12% Origin: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Website:

It has to be admitted that these days the Greene King bar is rarely the hottest place to […]

Assembly House NW5

The Assembly House, London NW5. Pic: Wikimedia Commons.

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates North London: Kentish Town and Tufnell Park

Contemporary pub (Greene King) Regional Heritage Pub 292 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TG T 020 7485 2031 w f AssemblyHouseKentishTown tw assemblyhouse2 Open 1200-2300 (2400 Fri-Sat, 2230 Sun). Children welcome until […]

New Cross House SE14

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Southeast London: Greenwich and Deptford

Literal labelling at the New Cross House, London SE14

Contemporary pub (Capital/Greene King) 316 New Cross Road SE14 6AF T 020 8691 8875 w f newcrosshouse tw newcrosshouse Open 1200-2400 (0100 Fri-Sat). Children welcome until 2000. Cask beer 4 (Florence, Adnams, […]

Maynard Arms N8

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates North London: Other locations – Crouch End

Maynard Arms, N8. Pic: Greene King

Contemporary pub, gastropub (Realpubs/Greene King) 70 Park Road N8 8SX T 020 8341 6283 w f Maynard-Arms Open 1200-2300 (2400 Fri-Sat). Children very welcome until early evening. Cask beer 4 (sometimes local or […]

Belhaven Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011

ABV: 8.2% Origin: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Website:

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer

Scotland’s Innis & Gunn specialises in oak ageing beer — “like no other beer”, they’ve been known to claim rather inaccurately, although their take on the process is unusual. It came about when Dougal […]

Greene King: The Joy of 5X

Greene King Visitor Centre entrance: disused copper

Brewery visits are some beer writers’ bread and butter but I confess I’ve been on very few. Certainly, visiting Greene King, now probably the UK’s biggest brewer that isn’t a multinational, wasn’t high on my to-do list. But then I was in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, with […]

Greene King Suffolk Springer, Morland Old Crafty Hen and Strong Suffolk

Top Tastings 2010 (Strong Suffolk)

ABV: 6%, 6.5% and 6% Origin: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Website:

Greene King Suffolk Springer

These three beers offer currently the only options for public access to Greene King’s legendary Old 5X, Britain’s only surviving wood aged beer made on a commercial scale. GK have long followed […]

Greene King Morland Hen’s Tooth

Originally published in What’s Brewing January 2003

Origin: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England ABV: 6.5 per cent Buy from most supermarkets

Greene King Morland Hen's Tooth

Back in 2000 Greene King, now one of Britain’s biggest independent brewers, acquired and closed the old-established family brewery, Morland of Abingdon. Among the brands it acquired was […]