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Is Mild still available in English Pubs?

Bugsy 18 Dec 13 - 02:55 AM
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Subject: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 02:55 AM

Me and Mrs Bugsy are heading over to UK late August and September. I haven't been back for 20 years and I used to enjoy the odd pint or six of Mild, Preferably light, but dark if that's what's on offer. So the question is, Do Pubs still sell it? Is it readily available or will I have to comb the back woods of the Fens to find it?

Also, do the folk clubs in UK still go into recess during summer?

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 03:25 AM

I can thoroughly recommend the Oscar Wilde mild from the Mighty Oak Brewing Company of Maldon, Essex.
As for a place to drink it: The White Hart, Swan Ln, Margaretting Tye, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9JX.
And the best time to drink it is on the second Thursday of the month when a splendid session is hosted by the fine Crane duet concertina player Paul McCann (starts around 8.30pm but you can come earlier and eat a good meal at the pub).
A lot of folk clubs go into recess for summer but my club HaverFolk keeps going (with a break for the Whitby Festival week. We are based at the White Horse pub near Romford (see website for details).
Hope to see you and Mrs Bugsy at the White Hart or Horse.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 03:54 AM

The Lewes brewery, Harveys, still brews a mild, and you can buy it on draught in some of their pubs. If you get to Brighton, the Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Street sells a good pint of it.

I'm currently drinking Harveys Old at the moment - a nice, dark, stouty ale. My mate Chris is drinking pints of "mother-in-law" - old and bitter...


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Stu
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 04:12 AM

I love mild too, and luckily there's still mild about. Here in the North-West we're blessed with many milds, including Holts, Robinsons and Sam Smiths (imported from over t'hill) as well as many micro breweries. If visit a good real ale pub anywhere in the country chances are you might find a mild on.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 04:22 AM

Available extensively in the Midlands and North West. Not so much in other areas but, as detailed above, you can find it elsewhere.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 04:26 AM

McMullens is the Hertford brewer.
They make a beer called AK which they used to call mild but they now call bitter.
It is pale and worth looking out for.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:30 AM

Thank Ye kindly Gentlemens.

I used to like a drop of Fremlins (way back in the dark days) and Greene king last time home.

Looking forward to a good pint and also a serve of Skate & Chips!

We'll be in Hertfordshire and Suffolk for most of the trip but will keep the above in mind if we can venture further afield.

Thanks again for the info.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:31 AM

"Mild" is the English word. It's "60 shilling" or sometimes "pale ale" in Scotland. Not very common any more in Scotland. The Anvil in Bonnyrigg and the Dean in Newtongrange are the only places I know that always have it.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: bradfordian
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:42 AM

Yes, plenty of Milds around, I can recommend THWAITE'S Mild.
Summer recess for folk clubs is variable. Whilst some close for summer, There are plenty of clubs operating in summer, tho they may close for "Whitby week"


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:47 AM

There are a few more milds available in London than there used to be, mostly dark though. Not easy to find - you'll have to go to a more selective pub. The Redemption Brewery are doing something called Trinity at 3%ABV but I'm not sure if its a mild or a weak bitter. It tastes a lot stronger than it is.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 05:54 AM

When in Suffolk, visit The Blaxhall Ship; good real ale (including mild) and folk music on Monday afternoons and most nights of the week.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 06:15 AM

Red Fox Brewery in Coggeshall, Essex make a rather nice dark mild. Come to think of it they make great beer. Full Stop.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 06:51 AM

Around Nottinghamshire and bits of Derbyshire, Mansfield bitter was the norm for many years and was a bit too sweet for most tastes. Most of the pubs I knew sold "mix." Half bitter half mild. Always pour the bitter first or get shouted at....

Conversely, if you go back enough years, the contents of the drip trays together with a few bottles of stout were poured into the mild barrel. Waste not, want not.....


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 06:54 AM

In McMullen's pubs that was a one and one, half of AK with a bottle of pale ale.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 07:03 AM

In the Midlands, Bank's mild is widely available. Not light in colour, but not as dark as some others.

Most of the "bigger" clubs have a summer recess which generally seems to start around the time of the Cambridge Folk Festival (end of July) and ends in early September, i.e. they're closed throughout August.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 07:13 AM

Goacher's (Maidstone) do a lovely dark mild. As mentioned above, the Harvey's dark mild is also very good. I think Harvey's also do a light mild, but I'm not sure of the availability.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: C Stuart Cook
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 07:20 AM

Most Robinsons pubs sell the nectar of the Gods. A light mild that is peerless.

John Willy Lees puba sell a wondrous mild called Brewers Dark.

Whilst the subject might raise some degree of debate,historically, Mild was a man's drink, Bitter was for kids.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: RTim
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 07:34 AM

The Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire serve a Mild - 2.9% only and very drinkable.
I have heard however that it is very difficult to keep correctly, so it may not be available in all their pubs. However, if you are in Hook Norton, go to the Pear Tree which is at the beginning of Brewery Lane and I am sure John will have it on tap!!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 07:35 AM

Always worth cchecking the CAMRA website. This page here seems to list plenty.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Weasel
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 09:02 AM

If you should make it to Manchester, the Brightside Brewery do a mild called "Pot Black".

I'm not a mild drinker myself but everything else I've tasted from Brightside is absolutely beautiful!

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 09:12 AM

Nellies Beverley


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: MikeL2
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 02:27 PM

Hi

As commented above there are plenty of places where you can get good mild beer.

I drink that when I can. But I have to report that more and more pubs are not selling it any more and those that are charge more the bitter for it.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: mally
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 02:38 PM

The Welly Russell St. Hull.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: mally
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 02:38 PM

The Welly Russell St. Hull.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 02:44 PM

It gets confusing as some new breweries are labelling porters as mild.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 06:47 PM

So ging by the comments so far, I should be able to get a decent pint of Mild - Somewhere.

I used to enjoy a pint of Brown & Mild, Manns Brown Ale. (Now I'm showing my age) but I think it would most probably be a little sweet for my pallet now.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Dec 13 - 06:59 PM

just following on from my last post.
The reason I used to drink Brown & Mild originally is that when I first started going into pubs (Aged 14) my brother who was 5 years older than me, advised me to order mixed pints "and always ask them to pour the mild first." That way you always got a bit more than a pint for your money. Most probaby wouldn't work today though.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 05:42 AM

I used to live near Manchester about 40 years ago and drank Chester's mild - a locally made brew I think. Don't know if it's still produced..


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 06:52 AM

In the NW, Moorehouse's Black Cat is fairly available [ it won CAMRAs best beer of the year award a few years back. And in the North West at least mild is making a come back.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 07:59 AM

Hello Bugsy, PM me and I'll fill ou in on the sessions available in Suffolk!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 11:43 AM

Mild is regarded with suspicion by some hardened drinkers as shown by this extract from an obituary written by old Fleet Street hack Revel Barker about fellow journalist Clive Crickmer.

At the end of my first day on the Mirror in Newcastle upon Tyne, Clive had invited me out for a drink. It quickly developed into a pub crawl as we explored the different brews – Scottish & Newcastle, Vaux, Federation, Bass, Tetley's.

Was there anywhere, I enquired, that I might find a pint of Tetley's Mild? Not north of the Tees, he said. Only Tetley's Bitter. Why did I ask?

I had a hefty thirst, I explained. And you could drink eight pints of mild without getting pissed.

Clive thought for a moment. 'And what,' he asked, 'would be the point in that?'


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 02:25 PM

Chester's Mild was known in Manchester as Chester's "Fighting" Mild. The perceived wisdom was that 5 pints of that and people fought in lumps!

Fortunately I was too young to partake in the mayhem on a Friday or Saturday night.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 03:48 PM

When I was in the RAF in the Lincoln area, I used to live on Ansell's King Pin Mild.
A Champion drop but alas no longer available.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 05:07 PM

Chester's "Fighting" Mild??

Nay lad. That were them from Dahn Sahf mis'earin 't Lanky accent. It were Chester's Fartin' Mild


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 06:57 PM

I've documented my travels around Manchester in search of mild here.

An oddity of the Manchester scene is that all the local brewers offer at least one mild, but most of them have stopped using the word 'mild'. So if you do get up here, look out for (dark milds) Holt's Mild, Robinson's 1892 Dark, Hyde's Owd Oak, Lees' Brewer's Dark, Thwaites*' Nutty Black and Timothy Taylor**'s Dark Mild, and (light milds) Robinson's 1892, Hyde's 1863 and Timothy Taylor**'s Golden Best. Six brewers, nine beers, and only two of them with 'mild' in the name.

*Not really a local brewery, but not far away.
**Not a local brewery at all, but you do see their beer around town and it's generally good stuff.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 12:35 AM

Thanks Pete, will do.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 03:41 AM

Waddon Pete, I tried to PM you but Muddy said you were not a member? Don't know how that works.

Maybe if you PM me first I can reply to you and give you an email addy at the same time.

Cheers
Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: treewind
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 04:15 AM

While you can certainly get mild at some pubs, I think it's only fair to warn you that the majority of pubs don't sell it.

Some folk clubs close in August but they are all back in September.
If you're going to be in Suffolk, get hold of a copy of Mardles magazine which will carry listings for folk clubs and sessions in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The aforementioned Blaxhall Ship Inn is one place where it's on sale, but contact me if you need help in tracking it down. For Hertfordshire, try Unicorn Magazine.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 07:09 AM

Unfortunately there is nowhere I could pinpoint in the Sevenoaks area to get a pint of mild. I`ve not visited all of the pubs (many of which have gone to the wall over the years) but, you never know, perhaps someone may enlighten me.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 07:34 PM

The Bucks Head in Godden Green's a Shepherd Neame house - they do a mild.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for that Treewind, I'll pick up a copy of each of those when I get there.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 09:56 AM

Thank you GUEST.
I know the pub well and have imbibed there recently but never noticed the mild.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 01:53 PM

I'd never come across mild beer at all in my early drinking days in the 60s the Northeast- not part of the tradition of that area- weaker beer was known as 'Scotch' a a darker brew than the stronger 'Exhibition' beer from Newcastle Breweries, but certainly not as dark as mild- nor were the Vaux, Nimmo or Cameron equivalents.
The word 'bitter' in the context of beer was unknown in that area and Geordie lads moving south were given a lot of respect when they ordered a pint of Scotch!
Aware of this language problem, I remember asking just for a 'pint please' at the Swan Inn, on the riverside at Twickenham about 1964, only to be further confused when the barman said- 'do you want bitter
or beer?'    - 'beer' = mild at that pub.
Didn't mind Shepherd Neame's mild when I moved to Kent, but the Master Brew was magic, a lovely hoppy beer- 2013 version is a pale shadow of that...


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 02:56 PM

Might have to ask them to get it in, though.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 10 Jun 14 - 11:46 PM

Well the time for my trip is getting closer and it's time to maybe update some information.

Wadden Pete; Thanks for the list of what's on where folkwise in Suffolk that you sent me in December. Is there any chance that you could maybe post another list here for what's on where in September/October? Maybe it deserves a thread of its own?

It would be much appreciated by me at least.

Cheers (Mildwise)

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 11 Jun 14 - 03:30 AM

One thing this thread has done is show me that in some areas, mild means something different to others. Quite a few people here speaking of pale ale etc.

Mild tends to be dark and weak as I always knew it. Someone above mentioned that some breweries are making porter and branding it as mild.

You wouldn't have thought that a beer going out of fashion would attract so much confusion!

Still, order an upside down mix in Mansfield and see what you get these days....


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 11 Jun 14 - 07:51 PM

I'm Salivating at the though.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Ian
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 03:18 AM

I have found that in the summer wetherspoons pub chain have a beer fest and generally have a guest mild on. Other pubs have festivals but you need to hunt for them as they advertise locally.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 05:54 AM

It gets worse when you discover that Scotch in Belgium is what the Scots know as Heavy.

Mild originally was the second mash, with small beer the third extraction.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 06:56 AM

The NAAFI used to sell Watneys Mild, which I quite liked ,having been a NAAFI rating (No Ambition And F-all Interest ) in Her Majesty's Nay-vee ( Men Dressed As Milk -Churns ). But I doubt that they sell mild nowadays,assuming there is still a NAAFI, that is . In any case, when they stopped the daily "tot" , we had to drink at least three bottles of "Stingo" barley wine every lunchtime just to get something even approaching a "fix" !!I still get "twitchy" around 1145-ish every day !

ROMFT


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 06:58 AM

Hello Bugsy,

I'll see what my crystal ball can discern for you!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,guitarfumbler
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 08:27 AM

Mawkin Mild, brewed on the premises can be found at the White Horse in Edwardstone, Suffolk. Great evening session on the second Wednesday every month too.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 04:32 PM


I have found that in the summer wetherspoons pub chain have a beer fest and generally have a guest mild on


A real mild or a mis-labelled porter?


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Johnny J
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 07:05 PM

In Scotland, it used to be heavy or light beer. The latter was probably similar to mild beer in England. IT was often darkrr in colour although pale ale was often sold as light beer too. Usually, it was slightly cheaper and not quite as strong as heavy beer but different breweries still produced a different type of beer. They were often very different.

Most good real ale pubs still sell pale ales but these will vary in strength and price. So, it's not quite the same as getting a pint of light or mild as such.

I'm not too "au fait" with all the different keg beers these days though. I prefer cask or real ale whenever I can get it.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for that Pete.
Bubblyrat,when I was in the RAF, in the mid 60's the mild on tap at NAFFI's in Lincolnshire and Rutland was Ansells King Pin. And what a great pint it was. Mind you, I was comparing it with the local Newark brewery, "Holes". Aptly named as the beer was like piss. Their only grace was "Castle Stout" which was smooth, dark and creamy. Needless to say, when they were bought out by Courages, the only beer to get the chop was..... "Castle stout".

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Tony Rath aka Tonyteach
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 07:42 PM

I started going into pubs legally ahem in 1963 The piece of advice I received from older drinkers was avoid the mild as landlords pour any old rubbish into the barrels and serve it up. I started working in pubs in 1964 and it was indeed true - half finished pints all went back into the mild barrels I do not know if this still true.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 01:00 PM

Well, `i've been here a couple of weeks now and only had one pint of mild and one pint of brown and mild so far. both were Greene King. Not really anything to write home about. `However, I have had some very good bitter and am enjoying all sorts of beers along with the obligatory Pork Pie!

Looking forward to a couple of folk clubs in the next couple of weeks.

Pete, I came away and left your list behind in Australia. can you please email it to me again.

`Cheers for now


`Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 08:23 AM

YES


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Brimbacombe
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 08:57 AM

There was a dark(ish) mild on tap at the Phoenix pub just off Oxford Street in London earlier on this week, so it will hopefully still be there. Bloody lovely it was too.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: JHW
Date: 20 Sep 14 - 08:43 AM

Hope its OK to bring Folk Music into this thread. Many, many moons ago a number of us took Fred Jordan for a few jars in the Hilly Hill at Richmond (yes of course Yorkshire). Fred was full of praise for Theakstons Old Peculier, 5.6%, then served straight from the cask via enamel jug. "Lovely pint of Mild" he reckoned. RIP Fred.
Old Peculier


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 03:39 AM

Nice one JHW, My dad used to call it "Lunatic Soup"

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 05:54 AM

The choice of beer is no longer restricted to mild, bitter and a bland keg lager.

A new generation of brewers is producing a growing range of interesting craft beers - available on draught and in bottle. Many offer different seasonal beers throughout the year.

See what your local brewery has to offer!


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 07:06 AM

Oh! I Have been, henry. I'm awash with local ales!

I've only had about 3 pints of Mild so far, all dark, and none to really write home about, but I'm really enjoying the variety of tap and spile beers available. It's a real treat for me and I'm making a bit of a pig of myself. ;-))

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Ringer
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 10:37 AM

From Chesterfield:

the Red Lion on Whittington Moor has Old Mill Brewery's mild always. It's my tipple of choice (a) because it's cheaper than the bitter, (b) because I strive to keep the traditional beers alive (I'm working hard on it), and (c) because when it's good it's good. BUT... it's very variable. Chesterfield is not a great mild area, and I suspect Maureen doesn't sell quite enough to keep it at its prime.

And if you're in the area, try Brampton Mild. Named after the product of a long-defunct brewery, this is a really excellent pint, but it's much stronger than you'd typically expect mild to be (ie og between 1030 and 1035). The "new" Brampton Brewery does a whole range of very good beers; Golden Bud has a very good reputation (justly so).


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: GUEST,Gilly
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 04:16 PM

Come to the Black Country and enjoy milds from Bathams, Holdens, Old Swan, Sarah Hughes and plenty of others in the land that lager passed by. You'll find some bostin' food and plenty of music too at prices that'll astound you. Head for what CAMRA describe as 'the firmament of the three Gornals' and take it from there. Unlike our bull terriers we don't bite either!


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 11:27 AM

Ringer and Gilly, if I only had the time, `i'd come and visit you both!

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 11:38 AM

Mmm, Batham's. Never (yet) had the mild, but the bitter is worth a sizeable detour.


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Subject: RE: Is Mild still available in English Pubs?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 11:45 AM

Agang of us used to go camping in a place called Luddenden Foot, near to Midgely, in Yorkshire in the early 60s.
The local pub, The Nelson Head, served one of the finest pints of bitter imaginable - most of the crowd, who were to beer what wine buffs are to wine, all agreed - the finest bitter they'd ever tasted.
As we were packing up to go home on Sunday afternoon, the guvnor called a couple of us over and said, "I have a confession to make - we've been out of bitter all weekend so I've been serving you mild - hope you don't mind"
Jim Carroll


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