A third micro/bottle shop in a row as we approached the conclusion of Derbyshire.
As so often the case, Pubmeister had beat me to it, leaving detailed instructions on what to drink at the Angels. Arriving in the market place on Saturday afternoon, it looked very shut.
No doubt you noticed my mistake quicker than I did.
It’s next to the Monki Do tattoo parlour. Of course it is. You can probably get a tattoo of a certain Black Sabbath album cover there.
It was back to a traditional “Queue at the bar to order” scenario at the Angel, a tiny place resembling my village football club hut.
But a very, very pubby feel that I loved.
To my left, a chap with a Shoreditch moustache and braces playing cards with his child.
To the front right (being ignored by Mrs RM below), a chap with a man bun and lumberjack shirt, drinking pints of porter.
and to the left, a big group of mates on pints of Citra.
One of the most diverse bunches of customers I’ve seen in a micro. But all on pints and in gorgeous Bass glasses.
Fantastic prices, too. Here, a half of Abbeydale, a cup of tea and a packet of posh crisps cost £3.30. Compare that with Ashbourne.
A challenging range of beers included a certain Plum Porter, but Duncan said go for the Abbeydale Unbeliever Grapefruit and Hibiscous Sour, so we did.
It was weird, but I wished they’d serve Bass in the Bass glasses.