Lacings In Sawley

I left you last time discussing the various merits of Kirk Langley who, it was discovered by both Duncan and Pub Hermit, to be a Derbyshire village non-league centre half.

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However, the beauty of  non-league centre halves Derbyshire, is that it is a big county and the borders with Nottinghamshire have some top class suburbs.

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Take for example Sawley, on my last visit here two old boys were discussing Brexit over a lot of wine as The Nags Head showed that Marston’s can do classic local boozers when they put their mind to it.

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500 yards up the road is another renowned hostelry that I reckon all serious GBG tickers, such as Martin, Duncan, and Si will have been to 320 – The White Lion NG10 3AT,

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It’s been in the Craft Ale Guide to Micropubs GBG on a regular basis over the last five years which, in a county like Derbyshire, is not to be sniffed at.

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The Old Sawley Brewing Company are based here so it is virtually a tap house even though it is situated in a classic two-roomed boozer.

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Despite the fact there were a veritable smorgasbord of Old Sawley beers on I plumped for a magnificent pint of Charrington IPA (Heritage Brewing Company) and noted that there has been some bar billiards shenanigans…

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but apparently  early claims that Mark  is in the frame have been strenuously denied by his lawyer!

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There’s a horse theme…

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…obligatory Bass clock

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board games… poker nights…

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bar billiards…wood fired pizzas…

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old brewery livery…

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and a terrific fire, which shows they are really making an effort.

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A bit of Georgie Fame, Oasis and Elton John in the background made for an unusual mix of tunes and the staff were friendly.

There were only four other people in on a Thursday afternoon with one of the boys reading a paper and some gentle lazy afternoon banter also flying leisurely around between the locals.

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You can’t knock a place like this and the lacings on my pint were Premier League class but, on the occasion I visited, The Nags Head had much more of an atmosphere with a lot smaller beer range.

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Take your pick, both boozers are excellent and Derbyshire continues to deliver the goods on a regular basis.

5 thoughts on “Lacings In Sawley

  1. “and the borders with Nottinghamshire have some top class suburbs.”

    Not quite sure if that’s praise or not. 😉

    “which, in a county like Derbyshire, is not to be sniffed at”

    Very good point.

    “…obligatory Bass clock”

    That one’s almost small enough for Martin to sneak out under his coat.

    “and a terrific fire,”

    Um, am I missing something? (don’t see any fire in the photo below that)

    “Take your pick, both boozers are excellent”

    Always good to have a choice. 🙂

    Cheers

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