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Discussion in 'Europe' started by lewisti, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. lewisti

    lewisti Nov 7, 2001 Connecticut

    Spending 2 nights in Derby City Centre 15-16 May and have researched all the nearby pubs but looking for opinions on the best ones worth a visit...staying at Hampton by Hilton near bus station thanks in advance...
     
  2. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  3. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Reluctant Scoop is just the man for this thread.
     
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  4. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    If it says Buxton on the pump clip order it.
     
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  5. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Exeter Arms - about five mins walking upriver from your hotel - for Dancing Duck cask and Thornbridge/Magic Rock keg. And superb food.

    Five minutes further upriver takes you to the Furnace Inn; great casks that the landlord sources himself along with the beers he brews in the back yard (Shiny Brewery).

    Back towards the rail station, Brunswick (on-site brewery), Alex Hotel (next door to the Brunnie, Castle Rock beer + good guests + bottled beer. No bottled beer menu, just ask what they have).

    Plenty more but that's the best of the best. Let me know if you want to meet for a beer. Zimbo will vouch for the fact that I don't bite ;-)
     
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  6. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Even I will vouch that Scoops is quite the charming fellow
    in person :p
     
  7. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Just realised I've planned a wander around Derby pubs on Saturday May 18th... :(

    If anyone else is interested, meet up at the Alex Hotel at 11am. Bimble upriver, sit outside a few pubs if it's sunny, end at the Furnace Inn for their own beers brewed on-site (Shiny Brewery) and hopefully the debut of their new import keg lines.
     
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    A ReuctantScoop guided tour is real treat. I can't recommend it enough. And if I was within 50 miles of Derby I would be there on the 18th.
     
  9. lewisti

    lewisti Nov 7, 2001 Connecticut

    thanks very much for the tips...it is looking like our only opportunity for a pub crawl will be Tuesday afternoon and evening but it looks like there are many opportunities!
     
  10. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    If I can get out on Tuesday I'll buy you a beer.

    Update on the Alex - they now have a bottled beer menu that has some of the choicer UK brewers on it (Beavertown, Summer Wine, Partizan etc) as well as a bunch of standard Euro fayre (Schneider, Jever, Rochefort etc).
     
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