No, not the in-laws visit (day 5 of 14); the endless micros of the Amber Valley. NOT because they were dull, they were without exception marvellous. But we all have limits, and I’d nearly reached mine already by the time I reached Crooked Cask, a 3rd micro tick of the day. “Please ring bell“. You… Continue reading MAKE IT STOP !
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… Continue reading NECTAR AT THE ANGRY BEE
One thing I meant to say, it really is great (re)exploring a new place in the UK; I spent three hours in Heanor, visited three micropubs and by the time I left I was euphoric. How is this possible ? Heanor hadn’t featured on the Pub Man radar this century, bar the little whoop of… Continue reading East Midlands Micro Redemption
Back at Alfreton the platform was filling up with the Bank Holiday crowd. The alternative title for this blog post was “Huddled up in Heanor with those gin can blues again” as the Alfreton Knitting Circle commenced its annual trip to the Nottingham Lace Market. It felt a bit weird standing on a train, after… Continue reading FROM LANGLEY MILL TO HEANOR…