Beer in Bray: The Porterhouse


I’m on my (short) holidays in Bray. Last night I snuck out while my wife and daughters were watching the Lovely Girls Competition (The Rose of Tralee), and made the four minute walk to The Porterhouse. I spotted Turner Stickleback Bitter on cask and was told it was only tapped the day before so I couldn’t refuse. At €3.80 a pint it’s serious value and damn tasty.


I spotted the Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale and I’m a sucker for new beers so I called for one of those. It was alright but I won’t be in a rush to have another. While at the bar I got chatting with Colin a micro biologist who has worked for Fuller’s and Guinness so he knew his beer. I introduced him to The Porterhouse’s Devil’s Halfacre as well so I may have opened Pandora’s Box there. The staff were friendly and made me feel welcome and even gave me an unsolicited sample of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I think I’ll have to return


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