A National Group of Beer Drinkers and Brewery Visitors
9500 BC The first beer is brewed.
189? The Albany, our local pub in Cardiff is built. The question mark is deliberate- the final number on the sign above the pub fell off before we started drinking there!
1914 The Three Arches viaduct is built, it would later give its name to a pub and then to the Fourth Arch.
1953 The Three Arches is built, named after the nearby railway viaduct.
1980’s The birth of the rest of Team Fourth Arch crew- Rich, Mogi, Gez, Matt, Brother Dave and Brother Steve. Also Great Paul’s wilderness years.
The late 1990’s The meeting of Team Fourth Arch in the Three Arches.
2000, the launch of the original Fourth Arch website.
Early 2000’s, the switch to the Albany
2009: The Fir and Feather, Woodbastwick
2010: The Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury
2011 Bury St Edmunds. East Anglia for Richard’s choice as we visited Britain’s smallest pub, The Nutshell and Greene King Brewery.
2012: The Hollow Bottom, Guitting Power
2013 Windsor was Matt’s choice and we visted The Horse and Groom and the local brewery, which was… well actually we didn’t, we saw Windsor Castle instead!
2014: The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Brother Dave’s choice and a sterling one too. The City of Dreaming Spires and many pubs provided all the group could want for a Fourth Arch Weekend.
2015: The George Inn, London Bridge. Brother Steve’s choice and we finally make it to the capital. The George Inn is the feature pub: a galleried 17th Century Coaching Inn. The intriguing Bermondsey Beer Mile (six breweries open their doors for sampling) took the place of the traditional tour and it was excellent.
2016: The Lady of Mann, Liverpool. Brother Rhys took us on a Magical Mystery Tour around the Beatles’ own heartland.
2017: The Black Sheep, Masham. Chris’ choice took us to God’s Own Country in all its rural splendour, where we enjoyed two Brewery Tours, at Theakson’s and Black Sheep.
2018: The Fat Cat, Norwich. The choice made by Paul of Norwich takes us East Anglia bound this coming September.
2019: The choice of new members Emily and Chris will be announced in Norwich.