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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    Ribeye is my favourite cut of steak, although we did some outstanding fillet the other week from one of the local butchers.
    Ribeye or sirloin for me, sometimes I fancy a change.

    With a sirloin it starts vertically, fat side down in the pan for a good minute to render it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    That’s the difference between us happy drive for a good meal, never been a real ale drinker, always lager although these days I don’t that much lager. Like you Marco I have better wines at home, not keen on paying 30 for a 5 wine in an restaurant.
    Currently buying wine from Naked wines, which I have found quite good at a reasonable price.
    Yeah, 'lager' for me is for necking at home, ice cold, on hot summer days, or drinking on draught abroad. I don't really entertain it in UK pubs, as the quality is more often than not piss-poor.

    Pils beer (lager) is a foreign creation (German in origin), and we simply don't do it well here. Plus, most of the foreign lagers sold in draught in UK pubs are a poor relation of the same ones found in their country of origin. Stella Artois being a prime example! Drink the cats piss that they serve here, and compare it with what's sold in Belgium - there is NO comparison!

    San Miguel is exactly the same, as is Kronenbourg, Grolsch, etc, etc.... Therefore, I prefer drinking something that we DO do well in the UK, such as real ales, especially when it hasn't had to travel far...

    Totally agree about wine, which is why when I do order it in a restaurant, it's only in places where the owner/management has assembled a collection of wines, usually from small specialist producers, that offer superb quality and genuinely good value for money, or as I call it 'slurp-per-pound value', otherwise as you say, paying through the nose for something a step up from supermarket dross goes completely against the grain, or in this case the grape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    I'd have been ok with 2 other courses.

    Had a pub lunch yesterday here -



    Pork belly was superb (sorry, no pic)
    Looks a lovely old place, Roy! I'd guess probably 18th century? Next time you go, snap a pic of the grub, as I'd like to see the standard of what's served

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, 'lager' for me is for necking at home, ice cold, on hot summer days, or drinking on draught abroad. I don't really entertain it in UK pubs, as the quality is more often than not piss-poor.

    Pils beer (lager) is a foreign creation (German in origin), and we simply don't do it well here. Plus, most of the foreign lagers sold in draught in UK pubs are a poor relation of the same ones found in their country of origin. Stella Artois being a prime example! Drink the cats piss they serve here, and compare it with what's sold in Belgium - there is NO comparison!

    San Miguel is exactly the same, as is Kronenbourg, Grolsch, etc, etc.... Therefore, I prefer drinking something that we DO do well in the UK, such as real ales, especially when it hasn't had to travel far...

    Totally agree about wine, which is why when I do order it in a restaurant, it's only in places where the owner/management has assembled a collection of wines, usually from small specialist producers, that offer genuinely good value for money, or as I call it 'slurp-per-pound value', otherwise as you say, paying through the nose for something a step up from supermarket dross goes completely against the grain, or in this case the grape!

    Marco.
    My beer taste changed when I lived in Germany for a couple of years in the early 80’s, then I returned to Scotland and the joys of Tennent's. After Germany beer was never the same for me, I just loved the smaller fresh pils they served.

    After that my drinking habits changed.
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    Tennent's/Skol/McEwans, lol - aye those were the days!

    Pure tramp's juice in comparison with proper German beer, or TBH pretty much any good Pils-style lager from any beer-drinking country, worldwide. You can travel through France, stop at a nice little bar by the roadside, and drink something on draught, such as Jupiler (which admittedly is Belgian), or Ch'ti, which is French, and it's stunning - ditto in Italy, when you taste proper Peroni and Moretti...

    Next time you're in France, and Ch'ti is available on draught, try some [it's one of the best beers I've tasted]: http://brasseriecastelain.com/en/our-beers/chti/

    So now you know why I prefer real ale, or something else we do very well in the UK, cider! I mean the proper stuff, not 'White Lightening', or such like, which has never seen an apple in its life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Looks a lovely old place, Roy! I'd guess probably 18th century? Next time you go, snap a pic of the grub, as I'd like to see the standard of what's served

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    In a village called Herongate near Brentwood.

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    Ah yes, the interior (especially the ceiling beams) now gives it away... Looks fab - just my kind of place!

    The only thing that spoils things 'darn sarf' are the prices... It's so much more expensive to eat out there, than it is here. That meal I had today with my dad, which was preceded by two starters of deep-fried whitebait and goujons of sole, then two pints of real ale, both main courses, and two double espressos afterwards, came to just under 43.

    No way would you get that quality of food in pubs down where you are for that price, at least not in my experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Tennent's/Skol/McEwans, lol - aye those were the days!

    Pure tramp's juice in comparison with proper German beer, or TBH pretty much any good Pils-style lager from any beer-drinking country, worldwide. You can travel through France, stop at a nice little bar by the roadside, and drink something on draught, such as Jupiler (which admittedly is Belgian), and it's stunning - ditto in Italy, when you taste proper Peroni and Moretti...

    So now you know why I prefer real ale, or something else we do very well in the UK, cider! I mean the proper stuff, not 'White Lightening', or such like, which has never seen an apple in its life!

    Marco.
    That’s the strangest thing Marco, I lived in Aachen, but many of the bars sold Jupiler beer, including a bar I spent probably too much time in, they invited us to the Brewery and after the visit we drank their visitors bar dry, happy days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    16th century grade 2 listed



    In a village called Herongate near Brentwood.
    Nice looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    That’s the strangest thing Marco, I lived in Aachen, but many of the bars sold Jupiler beer, including a bar I spent probably too much time in, they invited us to the Brewery and after the visit we drank their visitors bar dry, happy days.
    Nice one, Robin. It's awesome stuff! What makes it too, is how beer is served abroad, in really nice glasses [usually thin, 'fluted' types, designed to accompany the specific beer in question], and with a proper head! Not the boring, nondescript 'pint pots' mostly found in UK pubs, filled to the brim, so there's no room for a nice creamy head...

    As usual here, it's all about quantity, not quality!

    Oh, and when I drink real ales in pubs here, if it's available, I always ask for a traditional glass with a handle, or preferably, a tankard... For me, just like with food, how drinks are presented is just as important, in terms of their likely appeal

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