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Answer we all do! No it’s not one of my spelling mistooks (for a change) it’s the Campaign for Real Ale. CAMRA is an organisation close to my heart and stomach, so why am I blogging about this? Last Saturday night I went out with my friend Mike for a few drinks. We ended the night as we usually do in the Ship and Mitre public house in Liverpool, one of my favourite pubs. Now my family have a long association with the Ship as my grandfather Edward drank there every Sunday, when it was a Bents house. My father used to take me along in the afternoon (to collect granddad and return him home he said) sit me on the step with a lemonade and a packet of crisps while he went to find granddad. I often thought it must be a big place as it seemed to take him ages.
I have drank there for many years as it has been a haven for real ales for many a long year. But when it changed hands several years ago it went from strength to strength. Anyway I had not been there for sometime, and when we went in we found it had won CAMRA pub of the year 2009. Well done guys an outstanding achievement!! Check out the Ship and Mitres website click HERE
Oh and by the way guess where this blog post was written from… Yes you guessed it, Wetherspoons, but I’m on my way to the Ship now.
Next time the great CAMTASIA, FedEx and ASDA Bronchial Balsam conspiracy.
See you soon