Tip Top Tansley: Derbyshire Wayfarer Part 2

You left me in Matlock heading into the wilds of the Lumsdale Valley as the views improved and the pubs became more gastro. Gorge walking has become de rigeur in recent years and I can confirm it is a top notch activity, albeit I have tried it in Anglesey. (Not gorge walking) The joys of… Continue reading Tip Top Tansley: Derbyshire Wayfarer Part 2

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