22 July 2007
The beer festival at the Duke of York was lacking. The Cherry Bomb (6%) has already gone before we arrived. This meant that the only five percent plus beer was the “ghostly brew”. This tasted watery and below the standard of what I would expect even from a makeshift garden party. When the steward was confronted, he gave a gibberish answer over the condition of the beer. Apparently, it is difficult to “brew a hop beer without it being [watery] like that”. I will avoid beer festivals at this venue in future. Nonetheless, the drinks sold behind the bar in the public house itself were of their usual exceptionally standard.