Another Sunday another #groundhop and another cricket club in the Peak District…you know the drill by now. Although, I have to say, as pavilions go, this is up there with the best of them in Derbyshire. 413 – Duffield Cricket Club DE56 4BA is on the site of Eyes Meadows just on the edge of… Continue reading I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today By Watching Cricket In The Sun
You left me about to embark on an 8-mile walk and with Russ hoping Che Adams would grab his 12th goal of the campaign to earn Blues a draw at Sheffield Wednesday (spoiler alert). However, before the third fixture of the festive period, it’s worth noting an eight mile circular walk around Duffield… taking in… Continue reading The (White) Hart Of Duffield
Following Russ’ controversial proposed ban from the comments section after the Brentwood debacle it was time to explore a bit of Derbyshire countryside. Protracted negotiations from Russ’ lawyers against a strong law firm of Taylor, Hermit, Everitt, Mackay, Curmudgeon, Thurman and co, apparently all members of the Bar (gettit?), ensured a decision was finally reached.… Continue reading The King Is Dead – Long Live The Kings Head: Duffield
A walk with royal approval no less was the warm up for my latest boozer as there is evidence that Pubcos can actually work! How I love the contradictory nature of pubs that, having posted Pubcos were responsible for potentially wiping out top notch locals, I stumbled across a boozer that hit the spot. However,… Continue reading Bridge Walking With Royal Approval In Duffield
Duffield is one of those affluent villages on the way to Belper which estate agents would describe as a “gateway to the Peak District.” Boozers such as The White Hart and The Town Street Tap are all apparently thriving whilst the nearby King William and Holly Bush are both well renowned as being top notch… Continue reading The Pattenmakers & Pubcos – Good For Busines?
(nice bit of artwork in Tap At No. 76) Now the good news for Martin is that whilst I’m not posting a picture of Woodville’s finest piece of architecture, this post does have a link to the Tollgate Island in Woodville. Tollgate Brewery have been going for it in a big way in the last… Continue reading A Tribute To Tollgate