I’m Keith Greywood, and I write the Bacchanalian blog.

I currently live in Oxted, Surrey. This small town could be considered to be the countryside compared to my old haunt in North London, where I was surrounded by many great places to eat and drink.

Now I have to work a bit harder, but there’s still plenty to like locally.

I’ve always been able to drink just about anything, but once upon a time I was considered a very fussy eater. I was known to only eat chips, and perhaps the odd chicken nugget. I was pretty stubborn. And still am!

Now, some decades later I eat most things, but alas, am still not a fan of the dreaded mushroom or the evil peanut, which I have had slight reactions too. I still do love a good chip, but my consumption of these tasty delights has reduced to minuscule proportions, and usually in sweet potato-wedge form.

This blog will be fairly varied – one week I could be a restaurant discovered whilst travelling, the next you’ll find me waxing lyrical about my new favourite brewery.

In case you were wondering, I came across the phrase ‘bacchanalian propensities’ whilst reading Dicken’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, and thought it was a wonderful turn of phrase. I stole it as it seemed rather apt for this blog.

Where does the word originate? Well you may know of Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility which was based upon the Greek god Dionysus.

If you wish to reach me, for whatever reason, please email [email protected]

This blog contains affiliate links in some places. Sometimes I place links to Amazon using a plugin. I also use skimlinks which can replace links with an affiliate link, but this is quite rare.

Any money made goes towards running the blog, such as hosting, although nowhere near pays for the costs!

I have a very small stake in these breweries:

  • Brewdog
  • Northern Monk
  • Five Points Brewery