A PERFECT PEDI

We’ve looked at one Burton classic beer; let’s look at the other one.

One of the big differences between Bass and Pedigree is the red triangle. That Bass sign is iconic, Pedi changes its image every decade and gets ridiculed for it.

I quite like the branding.

There, I said it.

To be fair, there’s probably not quite as many absolute classic pubs associated with Pedi as with Bass, and a lot of Pedi is to be found in the new Marston 2-for-1 family diners where it’s OK. Ish.

Here’s six (plus one) ways to enjoy a Pedi in 2020 (well, 2021).

Ideally, have it with warring poshos at the Welford Wharf. You’ll remember this one. Possibly against the rules in Tier 2.

In these Covid days, you might want to drink it in your own bubble at Hollington Raddle on the edge of the Peaks,

or in a Northampton estate pub with a Vanilla Espresso Martini chaser (bad idea).

More likely you want your Pedi and cob in a boozer with the Old Boys, like the Sawley Railway.

Last year I had birthday Pedigree in Henllan. The Father Christmas hat added at least 0.5 to the NBSS. I fear for my birthday this year (22 December, don’t forget).

Give me a choice and I’d pick the Wharf, just, but that’s only because when I drove BRAPA and Mark to this next one I could only lust after the crystal clear Pedi they were enjoying in one of England’s greatest pubs;

Holly Bush, Makeney

Weird company, great seating, and I could at least smell the sulphur.

So that’s half a dozen; here’s one for luck.

Stamford and Warrington, Coalville (top)

The Guvnor was keen to tell me his Pedigree was a bit “hazy”.

Hazy ?  Would you drink it then ?” said I, in wide-eyed innocence.

Oh, yeah”  chipped in the locals “best Pedigree anywhere“.

I’ll be the judge of that.  I let him pour me a pint.

It WAS hazy. But it was also wonderful. Ask Life After Football.

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And yes, those ARE the definitive handpumps.

22 thoughts on “A PERFECT PEDI

      1. The Laurieston is home to Scotland’s last surviving Formica – that’s unless Duncan knows differently.

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      2. I’ve a feeling that the Royal Oak in Ockbrook still has a formica topped bar, but memory could be playing tricks.

        Didn’t serve Pedigree, but something else when I was last there.

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    1. I think I’ve only been to one of those, the wonderful Holly Bush at Makeney,
      I had a pint of Pedigree there in January, two last year and remember late one afternoon a few years ago with Sunday lunch finished bowls of surplus lovely roast potatoes being handed round.

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      1. Two for me TSM – the Raddle and the Station.

        It’s many years since I was at the first, and they had those pods back then I think – I can’t say that we were tempted, but they make a change for some I suppose. We weren’t staying far away, but I remember the pub as being awkwardly reached by road for some reason.

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  1. “A PERFECT PEDI”

    And here was me thinking you’d had your feet done. 😉

    “I quite like the branding.”

    Does the fellow on the glass look a bit like BBM? 🙂

    “You’ll remember this one. ”

    I still like how the fellow in the jacket has his eyes on the prize, as it were. 😉

    “In these Covid days, you might want to drink it in your own bubble at Hollington Raddle on the edge of the Peaks,”

    Pod that!

    “with a Vanilla Espresso Martini chaser (bad idea).”

    Good lord, indeed!

    “More likely you want your Pedi and cob in a boozer with the Old Boys, like the Sawley Railway.”

    That’s more like it.

    “The Father Christmas hat added at least 0.5 to the NBSS. ”

    And nothing extra for the sexy stockinged leg sticking out?

    “I could only lust after the crystal clear Pedi they were enjoying in one of England’s greatest pubs;”

    Good looking pints those.

    “It WAS hazy. But it was also wonderful. Ask Life After Football.”

    Blimey. Settles like a Guinness.

    Cheers

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  2. I really do need to make the effort and get out to the Stamford and Warrington next year. Still a requirement for me, along with some others in LE67. As most I have done in LE67 were over 10 years ago, an all out effort to “clear” LE67 for the year would seem in order. Working in Melbourne most Saturday mornings gets me part way there anyway !

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  3. Mark,
    And I’ve never been to the Stamford and Warrington but understand that that would be better than going to Stamford and to Warrington despite Humphrey having pubs in Stamford.

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    1. Grief that is local. Doubt I’ll find that one in the new Beer Guide pub closest to you, Kirsty, the Childe of Hale (if open) sells Greene King IPA and Speckled Hen. And nothing wrong with that !

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