‘You won’t read a better book about beer and pubs than this one. This is a truly wonderful book that will have you wiping away tears of laughter and gagging for a pint.’ (read full review here)
Roger Protz, Editor Good Beer Guide 2000-2018

‘Ian Clayton was four when he first tasted beer. That stolen mouthful from his grandad’s pint was important, it helped mark Ian’s path through life.  Here he develops this well-established theme and goes further by proving that every pub has a story to tell.  This book is filled with amazing characters who, along with Ian, have kept the pub alive and let the beer continue to do the talking.’
Barrie Pepper, former Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers

‘I read it in one sitting. It’s true, hilarious and makes you feel that the world is still a great place to live.’
Norma Waterson

An amusing collection of stories, anecdotes and memories, all washed down with copious amounts of cask beer. As part of the endless search to find the perfect pub with the perfect pint, it’s well worth a read.
What’s Brewing

Ian Clayton’s book is laced with anecdotal encounters with eclectic and eccentric characters. He’s obviously a seasoned traveller and imbiber and he certainly knows his stuff. It is witty, funny and delightfully set out, it positively talk’s beer – screams it even.
Beer Buzz

‘Ian’s love and appreciation of beer, pubs and the people that frequent them is obvious. His adventures in various locals around the world are both entertaining and poignant.’
Mark Seaman, Revolutions Brewery

‘Fermented magic. A heartfelt adventure of beer, tears and laughter. In my pub I often hear the line “You couldn’t write it”. Ian just has.’
Samantha Smith, Award Winning Landlady, Mallinson’s Brewery Taphouse