I am currently working in Stratford-upon-avon for a few months and tonight I went to the Golden Bee (a Wetherspoons pub in the centre of Stratford-upon-avon) and had a pint of Rudgate Ruby Mild. The Rudgate brewery is based just outside York and was founded in 1992. The Ruby Mild is a lovely beer. It has a lovely dark ruby colour (hence the name) and a delicious nutty taste. The ABV of 4.4% is higher than traditional milds that were around when I was younger but stronger milds are becoming more prevalent. CAMRA have done a fantastic job trying to revive milds with their Make Mine A Mild campaign each May.
I think there are two points that can be discussed with this post. The first is obviously the style of beer. Are you a fan of mild? Is it something you are unfamiliar with? The second is the pub. Are you a fan of Wetherspoons? Some people hate them. Are they loved by anyone? You will be hearing about my views over time. This is a first post to kick things off though so I'm keeping it brief.