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.
I was feeling rather hoptimistic about my latest micropub adventure as I set foot in the Derby suburb of Spondon to visit The Hoptimist, a former hardware store that now provides the tools for a relaxing drink or two.
Named after its building number, the No. 189 is one of two micropubs currently operating in the Derby suburb of Allestree. I’d enjoy a warm evening here in June 2023 checking out this small boozer.
While most micropubs are located in former retail units, The Creaky Floorboard in Derby is situated on the ground floor of a residential building. Let’s check out this home-turned-micropub.