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    Reaching for the stars!

    An important milestone in the hop-growing year is when the bines first reach the wirework trellis.
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    This hop garden is showing even and vigorous growth at the end of May, way ahead of anything...
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    Just weird...

    Having mentioned the largest and most impressive group of oasts in the country (and probably, with little or no exaggeration, the world), it must be worth a look at the oddest before I finish.
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  3. Thread: Pubs Old & New

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    Images

    I've had a lot of issues with uploading photographs to the forum over the years, but this seems to be at least partially explained by how different formats are handled in different ways.

    For...
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    Whitbread Hop Farm

    The best-known hop production facility in the country must be the former Whitbread Hop Farm at Beltring, with four iconic Victorian oasts (known as Bells 1 to 4) each with five kilns. These were...
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    Status report

    Some of you will be pleased to know that my keeping-busy-during-the-lockdown experiment to look at one beer-related story in more detail than previously done here (or almost anywhere else, so far as...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Not what they seem...

    Two very impressive 3½-storey buildings here, set at a right angle, each with two very large square 'kilns' at the far end.
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    They both look like ginormous oasts, but are actually...
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    That's a good question, and I'm giving it much...

    That's a good question, and I'm giving it much thought, but Charlotte Marionneau (from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds) is an absolute must on the scissors...
  9. Thread: The Greyhound

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    Quite so, but changed. Thanks!

    Quite so, but changed. Thanks!
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    High Weald wander (part 4)

    Having achieved our objective, we started back towards the starting point when we saw this vista as we walked through the rolling countryside north of Bodiam.
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    With our attention initially...
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    High Weald wander (part 3)

    (... later than planned due to a broadband outage last night...)

    The next part of the walk took us to Bodiam, where the vast Guinness Hop Farms were once located on the slopes and plains of the...
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    High Weald wander (part 2)

    So with plenty of hops (as well as all the vines) on this farm, what about the oast?
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    This can be found in a rather higgledy-piggledy complex of farm buildings of all types and sizes, with...
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    High Weald wander (part 1)

    Another long walk, this time on the Kent - East Sussex border, looking for one hop farm and other (more famous) former hop gardens, produced plenty of interesting things to look at.
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    As previously mentioned, this is what I try to...

    As previously mentioned, this is what I try to do, but just adding a 'Date taken' field to be entered when uploading a photograph (even if only approximate in the case of older pictures) would seem...
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    Spoiler alert: art!

    I got rather side-tracked over the weekend with the ArtUK site which aims to display all the artworks in public collections across our 'united' kingdom.

    You can now 'curate' your own collection...
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    Quite, but they still have some interest, so I am...

    Quite, but they still have some interest, so I am approving but generally suppressing them from the front page where the decoration and/or signage has obviously changed in the meantime.

    However,...
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    For the bold!

    Assuming the answer is 'yes' (which is a really big assumption in present circumstances...), there is a lot of good stuff (not all directly from the Marston's PR department) in this document...
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    Personal favourite for mix of proper science as well as entertainment value: Professor Heinz Wolff.
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    Some interesting differences (part 3)

    The "oast on a nearby farm" mentioned yesterday is here (if you look closely...):
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    Most obviously, you can see the two traditional white cowls mounted - rather incongruously - atop an...
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    I was dubious at first, thinking that this would...

    I was dubious at first, thinking that this would be merely spin and hype from the Marston's PR team, but there is actually a lot in interesting information in here (including if you are thinking of...
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    Some interesting differences (part 2)

    The hops shown in yesterday's post are taken to an oast on a nearby farm which also has its own hop gardens, with the ones visible from another footpath in the neighbouring parish also using the...
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    No, it's not!

    No, it's not!
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    So, when the music stopped, the parcel marked...

    So, when the music stopped, the parcel marked 'Youngs' was in the lap of some chap from Copenhagen?
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    Some interesting differences (part 1)

    Another fine (if windy) evening, so after work we set off on a quest to find some more hops, and ending up seeing far more things to note than initially expected.
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    Firstly, these hops...
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    Historic oast

    If you have bought a Westerham Brewery bottle in a National Trust gift shop (or the same beers from elsewhere), the hops were almost certainly dried in this imposing traditional oast that sits above...
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