Say what you like about social distancing but I reckon my 600th boozer on this long journey around the Midlands felt the benefit last night. 600 – The Tavern DE1 3QR is tucked away on the edge of the city near to The Peacock – read here – and one of those ‘locals in the… Continue reading Who Needs Football When You’ve Got A Pub?
Some pubs are talked about in hushed tones, almost reverentially, and I reckon 585 – The Rowditch Inn DE22 3LL is one of those places. One of the last men standing on the Uttoxeter Road on the outskirts of Derby it has built up a reputation as a place for cracking beer and a strong… Continue reading Ditching The ‘Ditch – RIP The Rowditch
Dr Feelgood. What a band! Wilko Johnson the forerunner for any wannabee punk guitarist with his snarling aggression and manic guitar style allied to Lee Brilleaux’s menacing lyrics were the perfect mix. All attitude and angst…a bit like The Sweeney with guitars! Although their biggest hit arrived when Johnson had left as Milk and Alcohol… Continue reading Milk and Alcohol – Feel Good In Derby
It’s another delve into the Life After Football vaults today as I look back at March 2018 and a trip to a Derby boozer that was just being resurrected… I must warn all readers that there are pictures contained within this post of Bass bieng poured from the jug…The Wickingman, The Beertonian, Mudgie and Martin… Continue reading Bass From The Jug With The Rag ‘n’ Bone Man (Revisited)