Unspoilt Pubs: The Brushmakers Arms, Oulton

Always nice to bring up a century and my 100th Staffordshire boozer is a cracker.  Derbyshire is still my most visited county but Staffordshire is coming up on the rails of Leicestershire and the West Midlands as it has finally reached three figures. Anyway, when I say a cracker, I mean one of those wet… Continue reading Unspoilt Pubs: The Brushmakers Arms, Oulton

Solid Estate Pubs #4: Dr. Johnson

You’ve got to love Lichfield.  Michael Fabricant, he of the flowing Heseltine style locks, has long been an advocate of making it the entertainment capital of Staffordshire. Despite strong competition from the likes of Leek, Cheadle, Tamworth and Burslem, the city of Lichfield and its Cathedral certainly offers a decent night out. And of course,… Continue reading Solid Estate Pubs #4: Dr. Johnson

Roll Up, Roll Up Get Your Free Cask Beer Here

The spirit of goodwill and proper pubbery is alive and kicking in the Amber Valley. Turnditch is one of those places that only real pub tickers are aware of as whilst it is off the Ashbourne Road and on the main drag back into Derby, it is a case of blink and you’ve missed it.… Continue reading Roll Up, Roll Up Get Your Free Cask Beer Here