‘A pub where money can come for free’ – The Cask Report 2019

I love cask ale and was very happy to be invited to contribute a short piece to this year’s Cask Report about one of my favourite places to drink it.

The Basketmakers is the place where Brighton leaves messages for itself. Tucked inside the vintage tobacco tins that cover almost every inch of the pub’s walls, there are small folds of paper, tiny twisted notes that reveal something of the city’s heart.

You can find The Basketmakers Arms at 12, Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AD. And, if you go there, have a pint for me.

‘Brighton Rocks’ – Original Gravity Magazine – Issue 15 – November 2017

Harvey’s Brewery and Brighton and Hove Albion FC are two of my most favourite things. And, a few weeks ago, I was given the chance to enjoy both on behalf of Original Gravity magazine.

Brighton rocks

Brighton and Hove Albion FC are one of the few football clubs in the top flight of English football that serve cask ale at every match. With the number of pints served sometimes topping 9000 a game, that makes them a contender for the title of one of the biggest real ale outlets in the world.

In this edition of Original Gravity Magazine, I reflect on what makes Harvey’s Best and The Seagulls such a wonderful combination.

You can read and download the article (as part of Original Gravity – Issue 15) by clicking here.