The King Is Dead – Long Live The Kings Head: 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

The Holbrook Trilogy Part 1: The Wheel Inn

Holbrook is revered in the world of Pub Blogging.  This little village in Derbyshire possesses one current GBG entry (maybe two?) and in a county such as Derbados, that is no mean feat. However, apart from the old/new kid on the block (The Spotted Cow GBG 2019) and the legendary Dead Poet’s Inn (GBG lots… Continue reading The Holbrook Trilogy Part 1: The Wheel Inn

Crown Green Bowls At The Barley Mow

“What’s the point of bowls?” said a punter who was at least twenty years my junior in a cracking local boozer. 223 – The Barley Mow DE15 9AP is on the main street in Stapenhill, just at the edge of Burton, and is one of those gems that’s a delight to find. According to Wikipedia “Stapenhill is… Continue reading Crown Green Bowls At The Barley Mow

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