On Saturday 28th May, I found myself in Newcastle to meet my step-mum.
We had a lovely meal, and then went to the Bodega on the West Road. Neither Sheila, my wife, or Ann my step-mum had been there before and were surprised by how nice it is, a real pub!
I had a pint of strong mild ( now there's a question .... ) called Centurion ND , from the Nottingham brewery.
A dark mild, tasting of burnt toffee, it was similar to the beers I used to drink when I lived in Nottingham. I'd love to see more mild in the pubs in the north east, so my taste buds can get the taste again.
In a word .... delicious!