No 10: Arkell’s Ales

No 10: Arkell’s Ales

Well listeners. This Swindon in 50 Drinks post No 10: Arkell’s Ales, is something of a milestone. Not because it’s the 10th post in the series. Oh no. Rather because today is the day after our current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, put the country into a condition that is lockdown in all but name. The reason for that being the pandemic Covid-19 – also known as the coronavirus.

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No 5: Gin & Tonic

No 5: Gin & Tonic

I have a confession to make. I loathe gin. And I’m not a fan of tonic either. Which is as bit of a bummer given that every bar in the land is awash with every variety of Mothers’ Ruin you can imagine. And, I daresay, some you can’t. So I can’t tell you how pleased I was when my good chum, Jo Garton, volunteered to take one for the team and write a few lines about her gin experience at Old Town bar, The Eternal Optimist.

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No 1: Ouzo – it’s all Greek to me

No 1: Ouzo – it’s all Greek to me

7th August 2019

Four days ago myself and friends were out celebrating the launch at the Baker’s community cafe, of my second book Swindon in 50 Buildings.

Now, more than once in recent weeks the topic of covering Swindon in 50 Drinks arose. It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek TBH. But then I got to thinking ‘Why not?’ Something a little different for this blog.

Ergo, being as how the location for my book launch celebrations was the Greek Olive, what better drink to have for No 1 in this series than Ouzo.

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