Zig Zag To The Peaks: Part 2 – Belting Belper

I can sense that the excitement of mine and John’s Zig Zag six quid bus ticket ride is reaching fever pitch after two blogs covering three of Derbyshire’s finest boozers. Not only that but there was also a legendary book shop in Cromford, foaming pints in Matlock Bath and the prospect of more to come…… Continue reading Zig Zag To The Peaks: Part 2 – Belting Belper

Zig Zag To The Peaks: Part 1

You left me in Cromford drinking in one of the best pubs in the Dales/Peaks, marvelling at the views and talking about Birmingham City. Life doesn’t really get any better than that but it was part of a cracking day courtesy of Trent Barton and a drinking/walking pal. Trent Barton do a rather nifty Zig… Continue reading Zig Zag To The Peaks: Part 1

Ashbourne’s New Wave Of Drinkers

“People have been really excited about this place since it opened…I never used to drink in Ashbourne but I come here all the time.  It’s fantastic.” I need to start this post with some breaking, and quite frankly disturbing news. It would appear that not everyone in Britain likes classic old fashioned, wet led pubs… Continue reading Ashbourne’s New Wave Of Drinkers

From The Bulls Head To Monsal Head (And Back…)

There are many plus points to living in Derbyshire but The Peak District is arguably the biggest of all. Mrs BB and the kids and I had pencilled in a six miler around Ashford in the Water via Monsal Head but the usual morning shenanigans meant it was approaching midday as we rolled into Ashford.… Continue reading From The Bulls Head To Monsal Head (And Back…)