Established in 2017, The Barrel at Bude is the second micropub to open in Cornwall and is the first in the north of the county. The quirky establishment was voted, within 6 months of opening, as one of the top 50 best pubs in Cornwall, recognised this year as one of the Best 10 Real Ale Pubs in Cornwall, (Cornwall Live and associated press) and also mentioned in the Sunday Times as “perhaps the best tiny pub in Cornwall.” Its success is partly due to brewing some of their own beer – using Cornish hops and specialising in sourcing everything, from gins to rums, ales and wines, from small Cornish artisan producers.
It is the fool who thinks his all-inclusive resort is serving him and his guest’s cocktails and martinis that feature the appropriate amount of alcohol per unit.
And while one would be hard-pressed to find this sort of admission in the fine print or disclaimer of a legally binding contract prior to embarking on a cruise or island getaway, it most certainly has been an unspoken agreement between imbiber and provider for years if not millennia.
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Shakespeare was wont to say, A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, when describing those he, or his characters, found undesirable.
But could the same be said for what has arguably become the bane of environmentalists the world over when trying to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, which is to say, the, er, expulsions of cows?