Whilst the retired gentlefolk amongst the blogging fraternity – and Stafford Paul of course – enjoyed a monumental session tour of classic pubs in Rugby, the rest of us ensured the economy didn’t grind to a halt by going to work.
Not that I’m bitter of course. No, not me, the thought of walking around lots of pubs in good company, drinking beer and enjoying #publife isn’t for me.
However, whilst the aforementioned motley crew of vagabonds, ne’er do wells and nefarious characters descend into carnage in Rugby I, in complete sobriety, can take the high moral ground and post about an estate style boozer in a Nottingham suburb.
I’m sure if the boys were reading this now they’d wish they were at 392 – The Three Wheatsheaves NG7 2GQ in the suburb of Nottingham known as Lenton.
It’s on the Derby Road and close to the urban sprawl known as Nottingham University so, theoretically, a place for students to have a pint.
We all know students have even more free time than the retired section of the Pub Union of Bloggers (PUB), which is pretty much about 90% of the membership!
(Timothy Taylor beermat suggest previous cask possibility)
So, when I arrived at about 3pm on a Thursday, it may well still have been the student Easter holiday, which I think runs from April through to February, but I couldn’t be sure.
The mobility scooter out the front was definitely owned by a local and he was immersed in his newspaper and, like me, necking the John Smith’s.
Alan Winfield would have been pleased to see the Smooth Flow as the craft/bitter option as described by Mudgie recently and would have been even more delighted to note it was a mere £1 for half a pint!
There was another bloke doing what appeared to be his accounts the TV was turned off so I missed out on whatever golf they show at three o clock in the afternoon and the barmaid was friendly but it was fairly quiet apart from Elvis in the background with “A little Less Conversation.”
I spotted a couple of games that might have tempted Mark but it was a lazy afternoon kind of vibe.
However, I wandered through to a back room up some stairs and saw a couple canoodling on the pool table and a couple of lads rolling their own fags whilst I also noted a few student looking types in the beer garden enjoying the sunshine and looking forward to their next holiday.
(All quiet on the Eastern front…as Hugh Cornwell once said)
So, if I was doing a student style dissertation I would summarise by suggesting that this is an earthy pub that is quiet in the day, lively by night, doesn’t sell ale, has memorabilia outside
and it’s badge of honour is that Alan would have come in here and Rich most definitely wouldn’t!
Anyway, must dash as some of us are back at work whilst the youth section of the PUB enjoy their night in Rugby…I’m not bitter, honest!