Saturday 27 January 2018

Oh sweet Sneck

The chimbley is the first thing you see on the way to the Jennings, a wonderful old brewery in Cumbria. Part of Marstons their beer range has been cut back recently, so no seasonal beers are produced and of the core range only two are now bottled.

On the plus side all four of the core range are available on draught, so after a hard day's hill based heroism the dark delights of Sneck Lifter can still warm the cockles of your heart.

It's grim up north
The weather was a trifle inclement on my last trip to the Lake District so once I was back to the comfort of the pub it was no time for sipping session beers. Straight onto the Sneck Lifter, it was so good I didn't even begrudge the sparkler. Definitely the best beer of the trip, I do hope the rather worrying reduction in beers produced at Jennings goes no further.


  1. Michael Henchard27 January 2018 at 22:58

    I must contradict you there regarding seasonal beers - I have seen two recently, (and had one) - Red Breast and Cockle Warmer; very nice too..;-)

    1. That's good to hear. I clearly need to update my Jennings gossip already.