Gotham City: Part 2 – Searching For A Star

Having established that Gotham is pronounced Go-tum and that it is a real bona fide village in Nottinghamshire as opposed to a fictional city in the USA, it was time to explore a little further.

I had to go past East Midlands Parkway Station on my way to the home of goats (really…more will be revealed later) and there is no finer view in Nottinghamshire than the Radcliffe Power Station…

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The Station even has its own Marina but it’s not quite reached gentrification status just yet…

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…and is very much a working Marina as opposed to a shopping experience (there’s no boozer at this station Pete).

Moving on into Gotham and it has everything you would want from a village such as a famous church and is very close to Thrumpton as opposed to Trumpton (cue Half Man Half Biscuit song).

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I wonder if Thrumpton was so put out by its near neighbour Gotham’s TV fame that it offered its name to the BBC series Trumpton but Childrens TV legend Brian Cant decided Trumpton was catchier instead?

I suspect I may have already lost my readership from Netherlands, Norway and the USA but Russ has always been a big Brian Cant man so he’ll be happy with the reference.

As welcome to Gotham signs go this is impressive

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…in fact, so impressive that by 2014 it had been stolen three times in four years by Batman fans…

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… whilst a cricket clash against Gelding Colliery CC caught the eye.

However, all this walking was making me thirsty and, as if by magic, 306 – The Star Inn NG11 0HG appeared.

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Now Martin has spoken of reviving his very own TASTE club in the Retford region of Nottingham in one of his excellent blog posts and I reckon a visit to my second boozer in Gotham on the same day might get me an honorary membership

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Anyway, The Star was another cracking pub albeit in a slightly more modern style than The Cuckoo Bush.

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Lots of nice little touches inside show there are landlords/landladies who care and their very own darts league and honours board to boot.

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It was open plan with eating and drinking and I had an excellent Wainwrights (Thwaites)

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whilst wandering onto the beer patio

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and then beer garden, which had a reasonable smattering of punters for a Thursday afternoon.

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I was met with three goats in the back garden and as Gotham is the old English language for goat home then it is nice to see tradition being maintained.

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It’s not every day you see a goat in a beer garden and pub goats are now far more fashionable than pub cats which are sooooo last year.

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A good solid pub, to go alongside the other good solid pub in Gotham

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and the 1600 residents of this Nottinghamshire village are definitely spoilt for choice.

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Oh yes, just for good measure, did I mention The Jam did a cracking cover version of The Batman Theme Tune…

23 thoughts on “Gotham City: Part 2 – Searching For A Star

      1. I’m liking the fact I’ve got two new commentators on the blog 👍🍻⚽ it’s all about beer pubs music and sport for me…oh yes and the occasional grumble about Brexit taking forever to sort out 👍

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  1. “and there is no finer view in Nottinghamshire than the Radcliffe Power Station…”

    You don’t want to know what those remind me of. 😉

    “The Station even has its own Marina but it’s not quite reached gentrification status just yet…”

    Any three-eyed fish? (a la Simpsons)

    “but Russ has always been a big Brian Cant man so he’ll be happy with the reference.”

    I think you have me confused with someone else. 😉

    “…in fact, so impressive that by 2014 it had been stolen three times in four years by Batman fans…”

    (chuckle)

    “Lots of nice little touches inside ”

    Love the book photo above. 🙂

    “Lots of nice little touches inside ”

    Looks quite inviting.

    “and as Gotham is the old English language for goat home then it is nice to see tradition being maintained.”

    My new knowledge for the day. 🙂

    “and pub goats are now far more fashionable than pub cats which are sooooo last year.”

    Yikes! (ducks)

    “did I mention The Jam did a cracking cover version of The Batman Theme Tune…”

    Catchy. (thumbs up)

    Cheers

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  2. Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
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    Batman!

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    Batman!

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    Never drank in a Marston’s pub

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  3. Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
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    Batman!

    Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
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    Batman!

    Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
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    Batman never drank in a Marston’s pub

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      1. All Mod Cons; Setting Sons: Having saids that the first album is groundbreaking at a time where music journalists didn’t really know what the Jam were. I think they managed to surf the New Wave before forging their own specific groove.

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      1. ‘Fire up the Batmobile Robin there’s an evil brewing megalomaniac in Wolverhampton that needs neutralising. CAMRA drinkers have failed to recognise what they are doing but the safety of the nations beer drinkers relies on us.’

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