Sadly the Wiper and True “Beef and Beer” lunch at the Ashley Down brewery moved venue to the city centre. So we’ve diverted for a lunch at the lovely Farm in St Werburghs.
Summer Lightening will do very nicely!
Waiting for Michael for a great looking evening of beer at the Small Bar. Seven beers on a rainbow theme from a collaboration of 14 breweries.
I’m a bit early so, oh dear, I’m having a quick 2/3rds of Highland Island Hopping to get me started.
Siren and De Molen – Violet, Empress Stout – Imperial Stout – 8.5%
Buxton and Omnipollo – Yellow, Yellow Belly – Peanut Butter and Biscuit Imperial Stout 11%
Magic Rock and Evil Twin – Red, Pogonophobia – Dry Hopped Flanders Red 7%
Partizan and Mikkeller – Blue, Cognac BA Quad 10%
Beavertown and Napparbier – Orange, The Sun Also Rises – Sherry BA Saison 9%
Wild Beer Co and Toccalmatto – Indigo, Indigo Child – Sour 8 %
Best beers of the night: Sun Also Rises and the Empress Stout.
Porridge makes a great fuel, and we left at 10 with me stoked up on it. Much flatter route than yesterday with a fun meander through the Docks at Gloucester and canal paths on the way out. Tea and cake at Shepherd’s Patch by Slimbridge.
We almost had lunch at the White Hart at Littleton, but diverted to the Anchor Inn at Oldbury, where I had a lovely pint of Bass served on gravity, and some food too.
My legs were painful after lunch and by the time we got to the big hill close to Almondsbury I was starting to walk the hills, all the way into Bristol and home. Luckily there were only a few on that route.
45 miles today, so we’ll have cycled about 110 miles over the weekend.
Blogging from a cold bath, which is bliss for my abused legs.
60 miles to Gloucester from Bristol; following the Wye Valley and having a look at Ross-on-Wye. Quite hilly! We left at 9 and arrived about 5:30, with a tea and teacake stop at Chepstow, lunch at the Orepool Inn at Sling, and a double gin and tonic and double spa bath at the Wharf House Restaurant in Over near Gloucester.
I’m stiff this morning!