The following public houses regularly stock beers from the Bartram's range
The Fox - Burwell, Cambridge
Bob was an active member of the Disney club mafia division and was custard pie hit man for Goofy but was asked to leave after the unfortunate incident with Minnie and the Vicks vapour rub. Lou is the brains of the operation, after her career as a Pole dancer was cut short when Vladimir Finklestein went home to Gdansk she moved in to the pub trade with Bob, in spite of the asbo. Five real ales are regularly available alongside some of the best Mexican food this side of Sidcup and a selection of Tequilas to float the Alamo.
The Kings Arms - Stowmarket, Suffolk
Builder Chris was Bobís right hand man until the incident with the wrench and the whipping cream, his daughter Ellie was Miss Guantanamo Bay 2003 until they found that she had stuffed her Gossard with Semtex and was therefore booby trapped. Between them they run the Kings Arms where the food is truly Gastro pub fayre with a fine selection of beers and wines.
Maypole - Yapton, Sussex
Charles acquired his law degree from Cambridge but the police found out and made him give it back. After 25 years at the bar Charles has trade milord for mein host and the Cambridge Blue for a white van. A thriving village pub with a constantly changing rota of beers which Charles sources from all over the country. An active community pub with its own skittle alley.
The Boot - Dullingham, Newmarket, Suffolk
In 2000 a large local brewery decided that the Boot was not a viable pub, the locals decided otherwise and fought the decision, eventually the pub was bought out by locals and is now a thriving village local with local events.
Cambridge Blue - Gwydir Street, Cambridge
Jethro and Terri have established this Cambridge pub as one of the finest in the area, a large selection of Real Ale, a choice of foreign beers and what is possibly the largest selection of bottled beer in this part of the World.
Ship Inn - Blaxhall
One of East Anglia's foremost music pubs, dating way back when, from this historic clip from the Alan Lomax recordings to involvement with the Folk East Festival, a wonderful pub run by Siigi with occasional help from Adrian, first class food, accommodation, regular musical entertainment .. and my beer!
Sweffling White Horse
A truly original Country pub, beer kept in a back tap room and no hand pumps so served directly from the cask, regular entertainment and impressive bar snacks .. and as for accommodation ..
The Constitutional Club - 12 Guilhall Street, Bury St Edmunds
In the centre of Bury St. Edmunds a long established club, three real ales always available, home of the Milkmaid Folk Club, a guitar club and other locally orientated events. Wonderful 'secret' garden but now I have told you it is no longer a secret.
The Hunter Club / Doodle Bar - Bury St Edmunds
Featured in Q magazine as East Anglia's premier independent Music venue .. And the best sprung dance floor in the area (apparently) .. Always something happening so check out their website or Facebook page.
The Mill Pub - Cambridge
A pub that has changed hands countless times before being taken on by a company owned by David Bruce when fortunes changed. Winner of the CAMRA most Improved Pub of the Year 2013 now firmly established as one of the premier watering holes of Cambridge. Sources beers according to CAMRA's 'locale' scheme.
The Beyton Bear - Tostock Road, Beyton
A village pub that has remained in the same family since 1922. A bit of refurbishment has not detracted from the original character of this classic village local.
... Watch out for the geese!
The Rattlesden Five Bells - High Street, Rattlesden
Another traditional village local with three real ales available and regular events revolving around village activities.
The Maltings - York
My oldest chum, the inestimable Mr Martin Barrass and his brother David are practicing thespians and Martin is heavily involved with the York Theatre Royal entailing regular visits to this fine city. Courtesy Ken at the Milestone Brewery the Maltings regularly stocks my beer so at least I have somewhere to drink, as well as the other 364 pubs in York!
Hop and Vine - Hull
Stewart and Janet are long standing CAMRA members but I won't hold that against them! Referred to as Hull's best kept secret by the Yorkshire Post the secret is now out. A wonderful little pub with beers from micro breweries, a selection of ciders and foreign beers and a friendly atmosphere. Whenever I am in my home town this is where I can be found.
Victoria Inn - Colchester
Andrew and Sheena are fellow refugees from the North of England (where we still get rainbows in black and white) and they have established one of the finest pubs in East Anglia.. and if you don't believe me ask CAMRA. Always a fine selection of beers from a couple who really know their real ale.
Liberty Belle Micro-Pub - Ely
One of the new generation of 'pop up' pubs and now an established watering hole in Ely supporting local micro breweries. The Liberty Belle is also a pleasure boat if you fancy a trip up the river Ouse.
Rumburgh Buck - Nr. Halesworth, Suffolk
Lineal descendant of the Guesten House of the priory, founded 1064 ..
The buck stood free with branching horn
Eight hundred years ere we be born
He finds good food and rest and drink
For man, and friends of man, we think
So traveller rest, refresh, and pay
Then cheerily speed you on your way
If you want traditional we will give you traditional.
The Reindeer - Saxon Street, Newmarket, Suffolk
Martin Kemp is one of the founding fathers of the micro brewing movement, founder of the Pitfield beer shop and the Pitfield brewery amongst others. Martin bought this semi derelict Tolly pub and has lovingly restored it to house his collection of breweriana .. and he has my beer, what more could you ask for ?
Bartrams beers are available from the following breweries.
- B + T
- Green Tye
- Kings Head
- Coastal, Conwy
- Dorset Brewing Company
- Purple Moose
- Kelburn Brewery
- Box Steam Brewery
- North Yorkshire Brewing Company
- Northern Brewing
- Ironbridge Brewery
- Coastal Brewery