Britain is for Beer!

Royal OakI’m not even going to try to find local British wine when they have such great beer! The local ales here in Dorset are incredibly enjoyable. Went to the Royal Oak Hotel in Weymouth. A friendly local pub on the waterfront with a nice selection of locally brewed ales on tap and free pub wifi.

Beers on Tap

All the local ales have minimal carbonation and are smooth and very drinkable.

Smoking Block

The Smoking Block 6% was my clear favorite

“Smokin Bock” (bold). 6% Dark amber colour. Lovely malty and treacle nose. Lovely rich mouthfeel, slight sweetness and strong malt and molasses flavours. Great mouthfeel and nice bitters on the finish…..had to have a second.

“Midnight Blinder”. 5.1%. Black! Great richness with malt, anise, molasses, and smoked meat. Nice refreshing bitterness on the finish that suited such a rich ale.



“Chesil” 4.1%. Light amber. Honey, hops and a little sweaty socks on the nose. Lighter and softer than the previous ales and lacked their warmth. Good mouthfeel with light malt and nougat. Nive long slightly bitter finish.

“Flanker”. 3.8%. Light amber colour. Nice hoppy, floral nose. Soft and pleasant ale.


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