Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Photoblog: A Morning in the Rake.

Slightly off piste for my latest photoblog, on the back of some of my other photoblogs, Glyn asked me to come and take photos of the Rake Bar for their website. For obvious reasons I can't really put all the photos up here but here are a few of the out-takes. 

Nice sign - shame about the birdshit!

Chris and Daniel were the barmen for the day. Nice chaps and a good laugh...

...but perhaps not the most photogenic...

...any resemblance to Legolas is in the eye of a drunken hobbit.

When I arrived Glyn was working hard in his office.

 Some photos were nearly good....this one has the reflection of a pesky barman again!

The walls and posts are covered with some great stickers and posters.

However this one has been graffitied.  Can you spot where?

A decent shot, but it is keg lager so CAMRA would not approve.

The fridges in the Rake are things of joy and wonder....

...but the bottles don't look quite as good empty.

This is one of the most interesting shelves...except the Tusker perhaps.

One of the best beers around...and one of the worst taps.

 A delivery arrived mid morning with some awesome beers

and was used by some CAMRA regulars for an impromptu table...are you sure that is real ale, son?

"Oh well Glyn, I'm off to the Old Fountain" (true story)

The cellar makes for some interesting drops.

And some major pain to get the big kegs in.

A pigeon basking on the deck...right before Glyn aims a kick at it. (And missed before the animal-lovers out there get grumpy!)

Final couple of arty shots.

Good fun was had and some good pictures were taken, however these are being saved for the Rake website so won't appear here. Thanks to Glyn, Chris and Daniel. It was good to see how the bar runs for a few hours.

1 comment:

  1. What sort of a difference to the taste of a brew do things like temperature, bubliness (this sort of thing - http://www.wesureservegoodbeer.com/pouring_the_perfect_pint.cfm) make?
    In your opinion for example, does a Fosters that is a bit more gassy taste better or worse? Can things like this change your opinion of a pub, or is a Carling the same wherever you go?