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