My First Hike at Ben A’nn (Scotland, Trossachs) VLOG

I decided to do my first solo hike and first time hiking at Ben A’nn this weekend as I wanted to start hiking for a while, and two I needed to try and clear my head.

Come join me on my first hike up Ben A’nn

Beer from The Beer Town (Glasgow) : Review

GIFTED


The guys over at The Beer Town contacted me to see if I wanted to try out their delivery service and some beers.

They recently launched a craft beer and craft cider home delivery service, and I accepted and checked it out.

About The Beer Town

Dunns Food and Drinks are a family run business based in Glasgow. Pre-covid, they supplied food and drink to many of Scotland’s restaurants, bars and hotels. However, due to the current situation, they have opened up their food and drink portfolio to the public via a home delivery, and click and collect service.

They have recently set up a retail shop online.

They decided it was probably too much for beer lovers to go through our 6,500 products online through the Dunns site. Therefore, they launched a brand new home delivery specialist craft beer and cider site –

The Beer Town  https://www.thebeertown.co.uk/

The Delivery

What a massive delivery from them, they really spoiled me.

I have only tried two of the ones here, so it was going to be fun trying the other ones and learning a little about them and how they taste.

  • 4 x Hop House Cans
  • 4 x Brewgooder Cans
  • 4 x Williams Joker Cans
  • 4 x Offshore Pilsner Cans
  • 4 x Blue Moon Cans
  • 4 x West St Mungos

Hop House

I decided to start with this one, no particular reason. This was my first time trying this beer, so I would looking forward to how it tasted.

This was a very nice lagger it was 4.1% ABV and no IBU.

This was very easy lager to drink, and one that I would easily have again.

Williams Joker IPA

This was my second choice, and I think I have had this one before but it would have been ages ago.

It has an ABV of 5% and IBU of 30.

This was a really nice beer to drink, I sat sipping this while watching Netflix and really enjoyed it.

It has a good overall malt/hop balance and very easy to drink.⠀

Offshore Pilsner

I have never heard of this one before, or tried any beers from Sharps brewery so I was looking forward to trying something new.

It has a 4.8% ABV and has no IBU which sounded perfect to me.

wow this was a really nice beer, I really enjoyed this. It was very light, easy to drink and had a really nice taste….this is definitely one I would have again.

WEST St mungo’s

I have had this beer before, I used to do before lockdown local Glasgow brewery tasting tours and WEST was one of the stops on the tour.

This is a really nice beer, just like others very easy to drink and a nice taste.

Brewgooder Clean Water

A very light tasting beer, but surprisingly really good and easy to drink.⠀

Brewed by BrewDog at zero-margin with 100% of the profits are used to fund clean water projects in the developing world, Clean Water Lager allows you to drink beer and give water.

Bluemoon belgian white

I couldnt wait to try this one as it was a wheat ale and I had heard a few good things about this beer in the past.

This was such a nice tasting beer for me, and even my dad loved this so much he had two of my cans.

This is another one I would have again.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the delivery, service and beers.

Firstly a big thanks to The Beer Town for sending me these amazing beers.

Their service was perfect, the communication was very good and the guys who emailed me were very pleasant and nice to deal with. The delivery was great and so was the beers.

I have no hesitation to recommend The Beer Town, everything from start to finish was perfect.

Buy Now : https://www.thebeertown.co.uk/

I am now going to to have one of these beers and chill with Netflix.

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Strathaven Hotel Family Dinner (Strathaven) : Review

V: 1st August 2020


Today we decided to go visit the Stathhaven Hotel for a late lunch come dinner.

We have been there many times before, mostly for Christmas dinner so it was going to be nice to come and try it outside the festive season.

Looking Around

Today we were sitting in another area, and it looked really nice!!

We were in the bar area, but at the back in our own wee are which was really good as it was very private and had a really nice relaxing feel.

The Food

As I said most of the times we come are for our family Christmas dinner, and the food has always been nice.

So I couldn’t wait to try todays menu.

Appetiser

Crispy Sweet Potato £6.00
truffle oil, coconut yogurt, spiced pumpkin seeds

I love sweet potato, and sweet potato chips so I couldnt wait to see how this tasted.

Visually this looked really nice, as you can see from the picture….it smelled nice so it was now time to dig in.

All the flavours came through with every mouthful, this was so good and I loved the little aftertaste of the truffle oil mmmm this was a great choice and one I would have again.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Strathaven Ale Crispy Beer Battered Haddock £13.00
skinny fries, pea purée, tarter sauce

On arrival I thought I ordered Jaws, this fish was massive!

I started with the fries, and I am so glad it was skinny fries as they are my fav! These fries were perfectly cooked, and had just the right amount of salt already on them.

The fish had a nice coating of batter, and tasted so so good.

Unfortunately I had to leave around half the fish as I was so full! if I had known it was this big I would have skipped my starter.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Just like the previous visits the staff have always welcomed us, they are very friendly and the service has always been really good.

The food today was really good, and I will be coming back to try other dishes.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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