Friday, 5 March 2010

Hardys and Hansons

The Eagle
8 Bene't Street
Cambridge CB2 3QN

A day trip to Cambridge and a great beer in an even greater pub. The Eagle has all kinds of history attached to it, along with "character" and all the nooks and crannies an ale drinker doth desire.

My pint of Hardys and Hansons was deliciously buttery and sweet, and left no bitter aftertaste. No aftertaste at all, really. I could have stayed for the rest of the day, and perhaps next time we will.

Oddly, the sign on the pump (above right) stated the ale was brewed in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, even though beer behemoth Greene King shut down the Kimberley brewery when it took over H&H about five years ago and transferred production to its base in Bury St Edmonds. Further evidence that this pub is stuck reassuringly in the past.

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