Living in the sticks on the Borders I've noticed even when I travel to Berwick all the pubs are selling the John Smiths crap,I'm reduced to drinking Guinness or Magners. What has happened to all our beers? I'm not a real ale drinker although a couple I've tried are OK the others are dishwater with no head to the pint. Went out on the lash last night and ended up on the rums as the beer was foul. We do have a local one Bellhaven which is very good but not a lot of places sell it as the big breweries have a Monopoly. Just a well they don't sell Brickwoods,if I hadn't drank half an half in Pompey I may have turned Tee Total. Well maybe not but these modern John Smith type of ales is,like the old saying,"Shagging in a Whaler" Fucking close to water!" What's yours like? if it's any good I may move!and don't tell me Worthies or Double Diamond. I like Tetleys and Thwaites but it's not up here and Boddingtons which I drank in Blackpool won't travel. Just going to uncork a bottle of red for dinner,Feck John Smiths!