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Ben Viveur The Epicurian musings of Benjamin Nunn

English - Food, Beer, Drink
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Ben Viveur · 1W ago

Lost breweries: H is for Hoskins (and Oldfield)

When I was a very young child, my Godparents had a cat named 'Hoskin'. I can't remember an awful lot about him, assuming he was indeed a 'him'. He was probably a tabby, and must be at least ...
Ben Viveur · 4W ago

Why nostalgia ain't what it used to be

We all know that things aren't as good as they used to be. Wagon Wheels have been getting smaller for years and must now be viewed under a microscope. Coca-cola doesn't taste as good as it d...
Ben Viveur · 1M ago

BV London Pub of the Year 2016-17 - the results

It's that time again. A little later than usual, but then it was a particularly difficult decision this year.We've reviewed last year's top five and five spanking new entries, and it's all c...
Ben Viveur · 2M ago

Has the GBBF lost its G?

Right, that's another Great British Beer Festival over for another year.And, to be honest, at the end of the week, I've come away feeling a tad, well, underwhelmed. Meh.Normally, I'd put tha...
Ben Viveur · 2M ago

Why does everything have to have a 'quarter' these days?

Whatever claim BoxPark Croydon stakes to being South London's premier nightlife hub, it was always going to have a little local competition in the form of the stuff that was there already.Cr...
Ben Viveur · 2M ago

BV London Pub of the Year 2016-17 - part two

Here we go with the second part of this year's Pub of the Year contest. And in many ways, it's far more exciting than the first because it's the turn of the new contenders. In Top of the Pop...
Ben Viveur · 3M ago

BV London Pub of the Year 2016-17 - part one

It's that time of the year again: The excitement! The suspense! The engraving of a trophy with the name of the same pub that won last year, probably! Yep, we're back for the 2016-17 London P...
Ben Viveur · 3M ago

Lost Breweries: G is for Gibbs Mew

It's hard to believe, given the relative ease with which we can enjoy 8-10%+ DIPAs and Imperial Stouts these days, but there was a time, specifically the time when I started drinking, when a...
Ben Viveur · 3M ago

Croydon boxes clever

Since we moved out of London into more rural pastures, our nearest 'town centre' for 'doing stuff' has become Croydon (which, technically involves venturing back into London, but you can't h...
Ben Viveur · 4M ago

Probably an example of why you should never talk politics on a food blog

This has been, without doubt, the most depressing Election Campaign in history. Not necessarily the most depressing Election - that was 1997, obviously - but back then defeat was entirely ex...