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International Women’s Brew Day.

Contrary to popular belief, procrastinating on social media does have its benefits.

Had my attention not been engulfed by monotonously refreshing my Facebook page, in some feeble attempt to appear productive, then I would not have seen the post from Brewhouse and Kitchen in Southsea, advertising limited spaces for their International Women’s Day brewing experience.

Admittedly, I only started drinking beer a couple of years ago; I was living in the Netherlands when an alcohol-fuelled karaoke event the night before Koningsdag witnessed me indulging in the world of Belgian beer; La Chouffe to be precise, which I did not realise until my third pint sits at a solid 8% ABV; needless to say, I don’t have much recollection of the tram ride home.

Fast-forward to my life back in the UK – I discovered there was such huge joy the first time I was served a bottle of La Chouffe in a seaside town Micropub and was, once again, able to experience the taste that will always arouse flashbacks of questionable ABBA renditions.

That is what beer is about; the stories it leaves you with.

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Review: Bonita’s, Southsea.

If you have been daring enough to dive into the slinkier areas of Amsterdam, you will recognise the raunchy exterior of Bonita’s in Southsea as something that promises pleasure, laced with a twinge of guilt; alas, this neon-lit, enigmatic building lures drooling customers inside by offering an entirely different type of taco.

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Review: The Park Tavern, steak night.

In the charming cathedral city of Chichester, nestled away behind the impressive Priory Park, sits the Park Tavern; a cosy Fuller’s pub that offers guests a truly traditional British dining experience.

I discovered that The Park Tavern had recently welcomed a new, talented head chef to their business, who had prompted a complete kitchen refurbishment.

With this in mind, and after an eventful week that had mostly seen me engaging in a losing battle with my bursting inbox, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to surrender to my curiosities, whilst simultaneously indulging in, what I expected to be, simple, yet wholesome, pub grub.

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