The Hole In The Wall, Mickleover

In what would be my first new micropub visit for 2½ years I visit The Hole In The Wall, a former bank turned small watering hole in the Derby suburb of Mickleover.

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In categories: Derbyshire Micropubs, East Midlands Micropubs, Micropubs

Burgers and Beers at The Tap House

One example of how small hospitality businesses have adapted since the Covid-19 pandemic is The Tap House micropub in Ross-On-Wye where a new hot food offering is now available. Naturally I just had to pay a visit to sample the delights.

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In categories: Herefordshire Micropubs, The Tap House, Ross-On-Wye, West Midlands Micropubs

Interview – The Brunswick Inn

With the easing of lockdown many small hospitality businesses are now able to open up, initially with outdoor services. One such venue to reopen is The Brunswick Inn in Derby, and I caught up with them to find out how the pandemic has affected the business and his hopes for the re-opening.

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In categories: Derbyshire Pubs & Restaurants, East Midlands Pubs & Restaurants, Interviews, Pubs & Restaurants, The Brunswick Inn, Derby

Interview – Dog & Parrot

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.

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In categories: Dog & Parrot, Eastwood, East Midlands Micropubs, Interviews, Micropubs, Nottinghamshire Micropubs

The Millipede, Stapleford

Lying on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border is the town of Stapleford, home to a former pizza takeaway that is now a small watering hole – The Millipede.

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In categories: East Midlands Micropubs, Micropubs, Nottinghamshire Micropubs