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.
Among the eight micropubs on the Eastwood-Kimberly trail are a couple of establishments in the village of Hilltop, including the venue that would kick-start this bustling micropub trail – the Tap & Growler.
The Nottinghamshire village of Hilltop is home to the first micropub of what is now 8 such establishments between Eastwood and Kimberley, and that 8th micropub happens to be in Hilltop itself. Time to pay a visit to the Pick & Davy micropub.
The section of main road that links the Nottinghamshire towns of Eastwood and Kimberley currently boasts eight different micropubs (at time of writing). Among the high number of micropubs situated along this stretch is a quirky watering hole in the village of Giltbrook – the Caught & Bowled.
As a huge supporter of micropubs I was more than delighted when, in 2016, a new small watering hole would open up in my old home village of Duffield in Derbyshire – naturally I just had to pay a visit to The Town Street Tap.