Thursday, 20 December 2007


No visit to Ulverston is complete without a visit, nay a pilgrimage, to Booths. This fiercely independent supermarket chain has stores all over Lancashire and is justly lauded for its innovative fresh food range. There is another side to them however. Booth's are famous for beer. Their shelves positively groan with reasonably priced bottles of beer from brewers big and small. They have beers you will have trouble finding anywhere else and some you won't even know bottle beer, for example, Wapping Brewery of Liverpool. I don't drink much beer at home, so confined myself to browsing, though I couldn't resist some O'Hanlon's Port Stout. Not as rare as some on offer, but maybe just the thing to accompany my Christmas Pudding?