After Dave and Dick decided to book their next trip to the UK and tour the ten hamlets/suburbs/towns/villages in the original of this series I thought I’d get their route mapped out for 2021.
Of course with Martin now blogging about more non GBG boozers than before then I suspect he will have been to most of these whilst Mark will have notched off all the East Midlands and Paul all the West Midlands ones…
However, same criteria as before; they aren’t particularly well known hamlets/suburbs/villages/towns and contain at least three decent boozers…
AKA Birmingham’s answer to the LE67 postcode: even though it is next to Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire.
Bass Houses, canal boozers and estate pubs all packed to the rafters make this a must visit place for any pub holidaymaker in the summer with the Three Tuns being the pick of the bunch.
This almost got a mention last time out but with Micropubs selling Bass, classic heritage boozers and a mix of old and new there is something for everyone. Plenty to choose from but The Pestle And Mortar is worth a visit.
A suburb of Solihull in the West Midlands this has some crackers along the A34 with mobility scooters, sub £3 pints at non ‘spoons boozers, and a pub with the most retro front in the Midlands – The Red Lion.
Three very different pubs in close proximity mean a crawl here is easily accessible. On the way to the Valley of Beer in Duffield, this little suburb is still holding on to three boozers.
This well to do village between Coventry and Solihull with a train station has a couple of classic railway style pubs with one having Brew XI on tap. A sprawling country boozer makes up the trio here.
A football fans away boozer, a Micro pub, a workers’ local with a bowling green and a new canalside boozer that serves gentle folk lots of beer, make a cracking mix in this suburb of Burton.
With a pub selling Bass and welcoming ukulele players next to the gloriously named Butthole Lane where the football team play, then you know this is a classic pub town. A keg only market square centre boozer along with a solid local showing sky sports and a chatty landlord mean you can’t go wrong.
A classic drunken Brexit conversation between old boys swearing profusely over copious bottles of wine was a good introduction to Sawley. Canal pubs, pubs with Derbyshire flags in abundance outside and a Brewery run pub mean there is plenty for all in this town on the Derby/Notts border.
Big suburb in Derby with a behemoth of a boozer in the middle full of locals watching sport whilst there is also a Bass House, a classic local and two estate pubs ensuring the whole suburb can have a drink if it wants!
A GBG boozer, Anna Soubry’s local and a classic local compared to the League of Gentleman by punters in the local rag mean this suburb of Nottingham is a real melting pot. Other boozers on offer too and easy access on bus, train or tram.
All the boozers are on this blog so if you fancy a summer holiday these are definitely some of the tourist hotspots for 2019!!!