24th February 2020
“Nottingham’s Pub of the Year“declares the Old Green Dragon, along with its predilection for old Guinness adverts.
Glory for tiny Oxton, tucked away in the posh bit between Southwell and Nottingham, safely away from mining villages, pumping stations and CenterParcs.
Dave will be thrilled to learn that the other, recent GBG, pub (in a village of 568) is an “olde”, so confusion reigns.
Now this may seem counter-intuitive, but local Branch Pubs of the Year are often rather dreary. Partly because they have to appeal to the gentle as well as the unwashed, they can be rather polite affairs; only last year a county POTY with nice food, nice people and Locale beers gave me NO material at all to construct a blog, so I didn’t bother.
What does the Dragon have ?
A tasteful restoration, breweriana, a great welcome, 10CC, proper seating, an ACV.
An ACV. That’ll be it.
I am so judgemental. And I’m wrong. This is what I missed by two days;
Proper ’90s pumpclips, too. Tempted to drag our campervan back up there right now.
My choice wasn’t bad.
If the Pedigree is as good as the cool, fresh, floral Black Iris (a rare NBSS 4), you should cancel your plans, too.
I wrote “high class“, and I know what I mean but don’t let that put you off.
A combination of Proper Pub, “Dreadlock Holiday” and your favourite BBBs kept perfectly.
Why can’t all Pubs of the Year be like this ?