Reviews from my visits to numerous micropubs all over the country – small watering holes that have been converted from various previous uses such as shops, banks, cafes and laundrettes.
Most of these visits cover my old home region of the East Midlands (mostly Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) but where possible I will cover micropubs from all over the country. All I need to do is visit them and enjoy a pint or two there.
One micropub has that managed to keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Dog & Parrot in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. We caught up with the team at the Dog to get the full lowdown on how the pandemic has effected the business as well as their involvement with creating government pub guidelines, and some wider thoughts on the micropub trade going forward.
Continuing my ongoing quest to visit different micropubs I head to the Nottinghamshire town of Eastwood to check out the Dog & Parrot.
The latest micropub to hit Belper’s real ale scene, and with a modern contemporary feel inside. Located in a former Indian restaurant, this venue is now a small(ish) relaxing place to enjoy a few tipples.