It’s Rhyming Slang For Beer

You know the curtains are being drawn across summer when flyers for the Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider festival start to appear. Here’s the new one, just this minute pinged into my email. It’s on from December 6th-10th. Like last year it’s at the Round Chapel in a slightly awkward location in Hackney. Awkward, that is unless you like buses. Hackney buses. I think i’ll go by bike.


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Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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7 Responses to It’s Rhyming Slang For Beer

  1. Alan P says:

    Harsh on the buses – and it’s really not that far from Hackney Overground! I will be there for much of it I suspect so do say hello.

  2. I certainly will Alan (assuming I can get there – fatherhood permitting). Is that you in your avatar?

  3. Alan P says:

    Sure is my mug, though a couple of years ago now! I am still easy to spot though :-)

  4. Bailey says:

    I’d never even wondered why it was called the Pig’s Ear. Now you say it’s rhyming slang, it seems obvious.

  5. Tandleman says:

    When’s the London Drinker Fest. Haven’t been to that for years and quite fancy a go.

    • Isn’t that usually on around March? Ain’t been myself – there is a conspiracy at work to make me do shifts whenever a beer festival is on.

      • Alan P says:

        Yep March time for London Drinker, it’s in the Camden Centre near St Pancras so is usually one in one out by about 5.30pm!

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