The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery

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The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery

Post by PeeBee » Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:05 pm

While trawling brewing forums I came across this (American forum too):

https://youtu.be/ApgCsrHGgU0

An entertaining 30 minutes, and plenty of tips for the home brewer ( :? ). Well ... it sort of emphasises what's important.

One of the last remaining four brew pubs in the UK during the 1970s. Odd, I thought the "John Thompson" near my home (Derby) was one of them? Perhaps the corner had been turned with that addition? Anyway, always passed that one by for the pubs in Ticknall (gwor, they've got a bit posh meantime!).
Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... rDKRMjcO1g
Water report demystified (the "Defuddler"; removes the nonsense!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Post by bitter_dave » Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:11 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing. What an amazing pub and history

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Post by PeeBee » Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:18 pm

And if you ever want a tune on a 19th C. sounding church organ, it's got that too (and a musician ... when he's not being the landlord).

I'll make it my mission to visit it along with two others of "the four" (in Shropshire, so not far for me to walk). Fortunately, I've ticked the Cornish one (when it was one of the remaining four) so I won't have to trek that far or tolerate another Spingo (with a "p"!) induced headache!
Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... rDKRMjcO1g
Water report demystified (the "Defuddler"; removes the nonsense!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Post by themadhippy » Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:03 pm

If you find yerself at ma pardoes its only a short taxi ride to the bull n bladder,home of bathams.Both well worth the visit,
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Post by Linus » Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:35 am

Just up the up the road is the Titanic anchor replica that was made in the area.
I live not to far away and I have never been in there :roll:

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Post by PeeBee » Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:08 pm

PeeBee wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:18 pm
... I'll make it my mission to visit it along with two others of "the four" ...
Not such a wild target:

Three of them (including the Old Swan) are in the same locality ...

All Nations, Madeley (Telford) and the Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle, both Shropshire; and the Old Swan, Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands. All within 85 miles of home, all heading in the same direction.

Not the Blue Anchor, Helston (Cornwall!), but I've been there. The All Nations I'd never heard of before this.
Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... rDKRMjcO1g
Water report demystified (the "Defuddler"; removes the nonsense!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Post by Top Cat » Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:47 pm

Linus wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:35 am
Just up the up the road is the Titanic anchor replica that was made in the area.
I live not to far away and I have never been in there :roll:
Put them on your bucket list!
Up until the pandemic I used to be a regular in Ma Pardoes and have spent a bit of time in the Bull and Bladder also. Ma Pardoes is full of character, brewing a selection of beers. Netherton pale ale was my favourite. Bathams bitter has always been a very popular beer around the area, for it’s original gravity (1044 I think?) It’s very deceptive but a beautiful drink.
I’ve had a go at brewing Bathams bitter following Graham Wheeler’s recipe in BYOBRA a few times, nice brew but I think I need to scavenge some yeast from the brewery to get it something like.

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Post by bitter_dave » Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:56 pm

Nice to see they do a mild. Sounds nice from the description in the real ale almanac

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Post by themadhippy » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:39 am

Put them on your bucket list!
Add the great western in wolverhampton, then train down to birmingham centre for the post office vaults,wellington and the old contemptibles and youll have a fun day out with the bonus of a decent pint at every stop.
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Post by MarkA » Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:55 pm

A very interesting video, thanks for sharing.

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