Meeting Pub Blogging Royalty In Aston On Trent

Whilst I am about as reliable as all three of the main parties’ election manifestos in attending Beer & Pub Forum Proper Days Out, I do occasionally meet up with blogging royalty. I spent an enjoyable afternoon with Martin in Coalville and Whitwick back in 2018 and I finally caught up with another of the… Continue reading Meeting Pub Blogging Royalty In Aston On Trent

Hunting Down The Beerhunter In Aston On Trent

Derbyshire Evening Telegraph pub legend – The Beerhunter – has been promoting boozers in Derbyshire for decades. I am happy to confirm I will often visit pubs on his recommendation and his column is still the essential read in the local rag. The word on the street is that whilst he is a man who… Continue reading Hunting Down The Beerhunter In Aston On Trent

Top Tap House In Draycott NOT Draycott In The Clay

Some ‘Micropubs’/small pubs have got it and some haven’t.  Just as some pubs have got it and some haven’t the same rules fundamentally apply to smaller boozers. By ‘it’ I mean that X-Factor that gives a place a crackling atmosphere and that certain something that isn’t always easy to quantify. Take the 219 – Draycott… Continue reading Top Tap House In Draycott NOT Draycott In The Clay

Derby Pubs – Spoilt For Choice

  I often wax lyrical about Derby and its seemingly unlimited supply of excellent boozers so here is another hat-trick of boozers to put on your bucket list for 2018. All of these were visited on a Thursday afternoon and early evening as part of a stag do so, whilst none of these were packed… Continue reading Derby Pubs – Spoilt For Choice