Tom Pepper wrote:Guy's street wrote:I always have a stonking headache the day after drinking the cheap Sam Smiths beers.
Not being a beer drinker that doesn't occur for me.
I am however a tad fussy with vodka.
Smirnoff is okay, it seems to be the staple in most pubs, but I always scan the optics for Stolychnya or Absolut.
Grey Goose and Belvedere are great, but probably being aware that they are the "in" drinks of the cognoscenti most pubs charge outrageous prices for them.
I've only been in The Anchor Tap once, a friend went to the bar, asking me what would I have, I said "Vodka with ice please, no fruit."
I have no idea of the brand, I don't know if Samuel Smith's have their own vodka, but this one wasn't to my liking, I drank it, but it took a long time to do so.
I went to the bar to buy a round and got sparkling water for myself after that.
Haven't been in a Sam Smith's since, and would make an excuse and leave if I was ever with friends who wanted to go in one.
chalkey wrote:I haven't drunk Vodka for years, Tom.
I was on it one night and got up the next morning feeling a bit ropey. I guess it was a dodgy pint.
chalkey wrote:Thanks, Tolstoy.
Oh, Tom. You of all people. Lol.
richard_badger wrote:Think I should speak up for my local... the much-maligned Anchor Tap! It's an honest local boozer. OK, the staff aren't all smiles, but they're alright when you get to know them.
Beers are good - the bitter, cooking lager and the strong one - the stout makes an interesting change from Guinness. Cider's very nice. Scotch is good. Irish Whisky is better. Chilean red is OK. The red Spanish one and the whites are vile I'll admit.
Anyway, my work here is done... off to the Tap in fact :-)
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