The Willington Triangle is undoubtedly one of the best 100 metres pub crawl in Britain. Three boozers; all selling top class beer, all within 100 yards of Willington Train Station and generally heaving on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The pubs are pretty good at working in tandem and all reaping the benefits such as the recent (annual) Willington Raft Race where hundreds of punters pour into the village after a race that start at Newton Solney and ends in Willington.
There’s also an annual Boxing Day tug ‘o’ war over the River Trent organised between The Dragon and its Repton Counterpart The Boot and it appears to be that all three boozers have finally found their niche
However, since I started blogging almost a year ago I hadn’t visited the final point of the Willington Triangle and I needed to sort that out.
It’s two competitors had already provided me with a belting Saturday night
and the final piece of the jigsaw is another cracker.
And why wouldn’t it be as it sells the ultimate pint of nectar
which was in great form.
It also sold a terrific pint of DCUK (Dancing Duck) and our party of eight indulged in along with, apparently, a very good pint of Guinness to boot and lashings of humorous pub ‘bants.’
244 – The Green Man DE65 6BQ was a perfect meeting point for a stag do that has been well recorded on this blog. Nonetheless, this was a great starting point at midday on a Thursday and the gaffer was delighted to see us as we probably increased his usual Thursday trade between midday and 1:05pm (train to Brum was at quarter past) tenfold!
Anyway, he took pictures of the party and generally made us feel hugely welcome and that nothing was too much trouble.
(some of the party but not me!)
I’m going to put my neck on the block here and say are there any better village centres in Britain where there are three pubs in such close proximity (100 yards – check it out on whatpub?) and you can have a different but equally pleasurable experience in all three.
However, by way of contrast must add in that very much on the outskirts of the village (i.e. the A50 services) there is a bit of a turkey in the form of The Cherry Tree Farm…
…but the village centre is a remarkable sight on a Saturday night and The Green Man is a gem.
I’m more than happy to disappear into The Willington Triangle and never return!