The Orchard, Preston

The Orchard, Preston

Tucked away in the south east corner of the newly developed Preston Market is the home of a brand new craft and real ale bar going by the name The Orchard, the sister bar to the well established and local favourite The Guild Ale House, which is just a short 2 minute...
Ale Delights of Ulverston

Ale Delights of Ulverston

The latest in the series of The Factory Tap trips away was to the market town of Ulverston and a visit to Ulverston Brewery. Arriving at the Factory Tap for a quick lining of the stomach of chicken thighs in stout and a half of Brewshine Brewery’s latest...
Trip to Newcastle

Trip to Newcastle

I’ve only been to Newcastle once before to pick my sister up from university and that was only a very quick look round the shops for an hour but a couple of weekends ago me and my girlfriend (who used to live in Newcastle) were invited to visit one of her...
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Manchester beer and cider festival 2017 or #MBCF17 as the “cool” people would say is in full swing this week and on Wednesday I managed to get to the trade session courtesy of The Factory Tap. With over 750 beers and ciders there was a plethora of liquid...
Lake Road Kitchen

Lake Road Kitchen

There’s not been many times I can say that I’ve had an all round dinning experience, I’ve had some fantastic meals but not many have combined great food with a culinary experience. When I say “experience” I mean something apart from the...
Forestside… something quite special

Forestside… something quite special

Dinner at Forestside has been one of the most anticipated meals I have had and a place I’ve been looking forward to visiting for well over a year. Culinary rumblings first started about a year and a half ago when Kevin Tickle of L’Enclume fame became head chef...