A little something for those who feel they have had quite enough wine for the moment, from Richard Neville. It is not until you start living outside your home country that you learn what you really enjoyed, and I discovered that it is the taste of British ‘real ale’ that I miss the most [see here for details of where Richard lives now - JR]. The thought of a pint in a centuries-old, cosy pub that has never been modernised, or chancing upon a charming village after a thirst-making tramp over the Lake District fells and finding an inn that serves a well-kept range of real ales, makes me sometimes wonder why we now live in...
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