Friday, 18 March 2011

Colin's Bitter and Twisty

Colin has produced the finest yet. the new brew 'Colin's Bitter and Twisty' is superb to say the least. The first barrel was released to the consuming masses and was gone within hours!! A barrel has been taken to the beer festival in Darlington this week. It's so good the locals have been rationed because he can't brew it fast enough.......yet!. To all those who love their beer - come and enjoy.
As an aside, the Hare and Hounds Darts team have almost slayed the giant of the Golden Lion (2nd in the League) by leaving them a difficult victory of 7-5 to the lion. Well done!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Worst snow storm of last year.

BBC “Bang goes the theory” broadcast last night researched  the worst snow storm in Britain last year was in Westgate in Weardale ,Co Durham :


On the 2nd of December 2010. In 24 hours, 55cm. of snow fell on Westgate with a temperature of -5 degrees centigrade, together with a wind speed of 40mph resulting in a wind chill of -30 degrees.

Michael Ginnty remembers it well. He said “That’s the night the mushrooms growing on my toilet door died”

Postscript: Last night the darts team were Winners

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

George retires

George the big ginger cockerel from the pub has been replaced by a young pretender. George has gone to live in retirment and is very happy with a small flock of young hens in Westgate allotments.