HORSLEY SAYS DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

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The Good Beer Guide taketh, the Good Beer Guide giveth.

For every identikit modern beerbarmicrotap in a run of dull shops there’s an unexpected Proper Pub in wonderful Amber Valley countryside.

Horsley
All your favourites

Horsley Woodhouse has given us the wondrous Old Oak,where Si went a bit maudlin on me this year.

Not much chance of being maudlin in the circus-themed Coach & Horses down the road in Horsley proper.

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Names on the walls ? Not sure.
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Too jolly by half
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Chintzy, but proper fire

It might just have pulled off the trick of combining a destination dining pub with local boozer.

Quintessential east Mids dining room
Work clothes always a good sign

The usual Marston’s range, plus all those flavoured Ciders that probably send you mad or turn you into a Forest fan.

Oh, and Bass (top).

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I must stop sounding so excited when I order a pint of Bass, I sound like a groupie.

Just as well this was a crystal clear, tight head exemplar (NBSS 3.5). OK, it’ll always be the flat nectar from the jug in Dead Poets for me, but that’s for another time.

Bass on a Pedi beermat, “Don’t Worry Be Happy“, Prosecco ladies, soiled work clothes at the bar.

It’s not Amber, it’s golden.

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4 thoughts on “HORSLEY SAYS DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

  1. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” is maybe not my first thought of a song I’d like to hear in a pub, but given enough good Bass in my belly I could get used to the idea. I remember a Taiwanese friend of mine (who was not fully fluent in English) used to say, “Don’t happy, be worry.” 🙂

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