The thoughts, work and ideas of Liam Dempsey

Liam Dempsey

An Ongoing Worksite

This happy little website serves as a testing ground and play area for me. While the content is always 'real', the design and functionality vary from time to time as I often play with ideas here. I do so on a 'live' site so as to encourage myself to make the changes quickly.

Entries Tagged as 'Pubs and beer'

Reading Terminal Market

May 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A selection of pictures from a first visit to the Reading Terminal Market.

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Tags: Life in General · Pubs and beer

Proud to be in London

February 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The benefits of travel to London include the chance to sample the local ales.

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Tags: Life in General · Pubs and beer

You know you’re famous when …

September 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A first rung of fame is being featured in a new iPhone app offered by the beer review specialists of Pintley.

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Tags: Life in General · Pubs and beer · Social Networking · Web design

Clearing up cultural confusion: Cider

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Clearing up cultural confusion: Cider

The Setting Recently I was conducting a job interview over Skype, using video.  I was speaking with a prospective employee, who was perched in front of a computer at lbdesign’s London office. My colleague was with this prospective employee.  As may be evident to regular visitors to this blog, I am currently based in Philadelphia. […]

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Tags: Business · Life in General · Pubs and beer · Social Networking

Hidden gem: Henry’s Bar + Café

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Hidden gem: Henry’s Bar + Café

As I have written about on chickenmonkeydog.com, I travel about London for work, heading to client meetings and the like. Recently, I wanted to check out one of those pubs that now open early to serve coffees and teas, trying to boost profits by expanding their offerings. Exiting the Green Park Tube station, I climbed […]

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Tags: Pubs and beer

Brakspear’s Oxford Gold

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Brakspear’s Oxford Gold

Last summer, whilst tooling about Henley with friends on a Saturday afternoon, I popped into the liquor store. Checking out the selection of ales, I grabbed a couple of bottles of Brakspear’s Oxford Gold. I like to support my local breweries and Brakspear’s operates out of Witney, which is on the west side of Oxfordshire. […]

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Tags: Pubs and beer

Oxfordshire Ales Marshmellow

September 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

After a long break from writing about the finer things (pubs and beer), I have discovered a new ale worth talking about: Marshmellow by Oxfordshire Ales. I came across this bitter in Tesco and eager to try a local brew, I picked up a bottle. Listening to England thrash Croatia in the World Cup qualifiers, […]

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Pint of bitter, please

March 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Today at the Star Inn in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, I was reminded of one thing that I really like about country pubs in England: their simplicity. You actually can walk into a country pub and just ask for a pint of bitter. And you get one. The guy or gal behind the bar, more […]

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Tags: Pubs and beer