Simon read my post on the Redemption last night (I’m honoured !) and wondered if I was being entirely serious in my effusive praise. I was. All they need to do to make it perfect is to actually sell the beers advertised on the wall;
With 20 minutes till my second GBG tick, I thought I’d go back and pre-emptively do the Angry Cat that I’d passed an hour earlier.
Yes, the full Heanor triple micro package PLUS Jade’s Dog Groomers takes all of 4 minutes, so even the laziest of you can do it (if you make it up the hill from Langley station).
And yes, I know it’s actually the Angry Bee but to me it will always be the Angry Cat, which is probably a real micro in Newcastle.
Why is this one, open since 2016, NOT in the Guide ? Sometimes it’s because it’s the one majoring on Pravha and Sourz.
Not a bit of it.
Hartington IPA and that Grasshopper Cricket pale from somewhere cutting edge I guess (oh, actually it’s from Langley Mill) and other lovely stuff.
Perhaps they keep their cask under a radiator then ?
Well, no, the Cricket was stunningly cool and crisp (NBSS 4.5). I know certain Americans, and not just the Southworths, who would have thought they were in heaven here. A very tiny heaven, although now I’m home I read there’s a lovely back room I missed. Next time.
My feet touched the floor, the locals talked to me, the landlord (?) said he was sorry about the noisy customers.
“But I LIKE noisy customers !” And I did.
Modesty prevents me from repeating the conversation about the menopause but a pub where you can have that conversation about the menopause will do for me, if not the clientele of the Brunning & Price.
A lady came in for some take-outs, another for a lemonade top to drink on the pavement. I was reminded of the Monk in Buxton.
I stayed for another half. It was nectar. But then you saw that line coming, didn’t you ?