(ALMOST) LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE GOYT ON BLACK EYE FRIDAY

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Back in January reader Fred (not Flintstone) asked for a live blog. I definitely did one, but I can’t remember what it was, which suggests it was rubbish.

But never give up. Here’s a nearly live blog from my last Derbyshire GBG tick in the Goyt valley this evening.

I couldn’t post it in the pub as Whaley Bridge isn’t connected to the 21st century yet, so I had to upload it back in Stockport. And you’ll need to look it up on the map yourself. Get useful.

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Atmospheric
Dead station pub

The Goyt Inn looks a picture.

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Darkness descends
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Scissorhands

Folk (well, mainly blokes) have packed up work for the week, possibly the year, and a cosy one roomer is filling up quickly.

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Stella concentration
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More Stella. And Christmas jumpers

Here’s proof that a Proper Pub with Stella and swearing and children and darts and BBB can still get in the Guide in 2019.

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What is “Klump Bump Rumpy Pump” ?

For 0.18 seconds I considered the Tribute,as 4 pints were pulled in 2 minutes, but Wickingman would have blocked me.

“A Proper Beer” said the Landlord. Aye.

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Yep

Matched by your beer sommelier with chilli nuts from one of those artisanal big jars, it was a feast for pub king. A pub king who had to sit right next to the roaring fire and is hence a little warm right now.

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The Bass started off OK, perhaps suffering from the London Pride glass, before emerging as a real 3.5 contender late on. Rich, cool, smooth.

A wonderful way to end Derbyshire, listening to the pronunciation of “Goit” and the “Yeeeeass” from the darts.

It’s going to be a long night in the Goyt. Good luck to bar staff everywhere.

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18 thoughts on “(ALMOST) LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE GOYT ON BLACK EYE FRIDAY

  1. Splendid pub. My exploits tonight were a couple in the Tyne Bank Brewery Tap, one in the brand new Full Circle Brew Co just up the road – a shoo-in for you in the 2021 GBG – then back to the Tynemouth Lodge and the delights of Bass (not for me) and Hadrian Border Blonde.

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