Thursday, 27 May 2010


As a Suffolk lad Southwold is a place I’ve been going to long before it became the darling of the colour supplements. We had a need to visit there last Thursday for a little project we are undertaking so we decided to build in lunch and a couple of pints. We thought we’d try our luck at the Harbour Inn, which is surprise surprise an Adnams pub. The Harbour Inn which as you might have suspected is located at one end of Southwold's shabby chic harbour is an unpretentious split level pub. If you’ve never ordered a round by talking to the bar person’s knees then try the front bar. Having been there before we headed towards the back of the pub. Lunch was fish and chips in Adnams beer batter washed down with a couple of pints of Explorer, the golden ale I sang the praises of recently. Beer and food were both first class.

Lunch over we went off to work on our project but before we left for home we made sure that we called into the Adnams shop. Imagine my excitement when in amongst all the goodies I noticed 5 litre casks of Explorer. I couldn’t not buy one. So over last weekend I worked my way through 5 litres of this golden nectar. I was impressed. It tasted just perfect from this little tin can; pub ale in the comfort of your own home. What’s not to like?

My love affair with Adnams Explorer continues.


RedNev said...

I like the jug in the picture.

Paul Garrard said...

I bought the jug 4 or 5 years ago in the Adnams shop. I like it as well - great for these casks or polypins!