For many years our Bitter at the Poolside Bar has been Tetley's Smooth. Obviously a draft beer, not traditionally hand pulled keg beer. Primarily because hand-pulled beers don't travel well.
Recently Tetley's ceased all overseas distribution so we had to look for an alternative. (Click here for a great blogpost about Tetley Bitter by Richard Donkin!)
This was quite a big decision because we have quite a lot of bitter beer drinkers, especially those from the North. Our home-base has always been in Yorkshire so many of our guests are from the 'Northern Power House'.
After much debate, testing and tasting we opted for Caffrey's.
We had a fairly limited choice but settled on Caffrey's because it has a good flavour, travels well and pours right. Our customers feel that it is pretty good! However don't leave it to us to tell you, come and try it.
See you soon x
(and yes, that is my little man-bag by the side of my pint - Ivan)