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CAMRA Lunesdale


Northern Whisper, Colne

Friday 29th November by Lawrence Bland Four members caught several trains from Lancaster to Colne on a lovely sunny but very cold day. We joined up with two members of the East Lancashire CAMRA Branch. We walked up hill to the Hartley Wallace, the Wetherspoon’s pub named after the Titanic bandsman, sampling a Blond Violin from Worsthorne Brewery, from Briercliffe and a Peerless Triple Blond from Birkenhead. We moved further along Church Street to the new Northern Whisper Tap Room, from the brewery in Cloughfold, I sampled three thirds of their Beltic, Fine Fetler and Rum Bugger. We moved on to the Red Lion, the oldest pub in town and a Samuel Smith&rsquos house and a half of their Best Bitter. A short walk back to New Market Street and the three micros, starting in Boyce’s Barrel and a Great Newsome Jem’s Stout from South Frodingham. Next door at the Cask ‘n’ Keg and a Reedley Hallows Monkholme Premium from nearby Burnley. Two doors down was the Tapster’s Promise and a Hophurst Milkshake IPA from Wigan, better than it sounds. We walked down to the station, and finished our drinking at the Crown and a Moorhouse’s Pride of Pendle.