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25-09-2016, 22:58   #41
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What is the "Brampton mile" like? A lad I went to uni with used to talk about it but I'm going back 15years so don't know if all pubs are still going etx


Red Lion closed, Royal Oak real ale, Junction going to be a craft pub not open yet, Prince of Wales is now called Maison's, Brampton Mile bar closed, Anchor now a free house , Barrel still going opens only at night, Grouse still open ,Alma up for sale , Brampton Ale House open plans to demolish it in the pipeline, Peacock still open ,Star still open, Terminus Hotel demolished Britannia still open ,Victoria opens at night, Rose and Crown open I think that's them all.
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Red Lion closed, Royal Oak real ale, Junction going to be a craft pub not open yet, Prince of Wales is now called Maison's, Brampton Mile bar closed, Anchor now a free house , Barrel still going opens only at night, Grouse still open ,Alma up for sale , Brampton Ale House open plans to demolish it in the pipeline, Peacock still open ,Star still open, Terminus Hotel demolished Britannia still open ,Victoria opens at night, Rose and Crown open I think that's them all.
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Would you recommend it for a night out then?
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26-09-2016, 09:56   #43
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Thanks.

Would you recommend it for a night out then?
Its safer than the town centre at night but don't expect real ale in every pub though.
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26-09-2016, 11:03   #44
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Its safer than the town centre at night but don't expect real ale in every pub though.
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I'm not bothered about whether or not there's real ale on or not,more if it's a good night out in so far as friendly, lively pubs etc?
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26-09-2016, 11:51   #45
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The Gate Inn at Troway ... real ales, log fires, no jukebox or fruit machines.
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The Gate Inn at Troway ... real ales, log fires, no jukebox or fruit machines.
The last time I went in there it had been taken over by Burtonwood Brewery, who are to brewing what I am to space travel.

Do they still have their awful beers or have they moved on to something half-decent?

I agree it's a cosy little pub. I am from that area and spent many enjoyable days on long summer walks which culminated in the beer garden of that little pub - back in the days when it was a Mansfield tied house.
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Crooked Spire pub , Church Way, Chesterfield has closed and been boarded up this afternoon.
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The last time I went in there it had been taken over by Burtonwood Brewery, who are to brewing what I am to space travel.

Do they still have their awful beers or have they moved on to something half-decent?

I agree it's a cosy little pub. I am from that area and spent many enjoyable days on long summer walks which culminated in the beer garden of that little pub - back in the days when it was a Mansfield tied house.
Gladly Burtonwood and Jennings are dead in the water at the Gate Inn. These days it is Black Sheep and a guest ale. Don't worry, the Mansfield days are not spoken of now and best left in the past!
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Crooked Spire pub , Church Way, Chesterfield has closed and been boarded up this afternoon.
Not surprised decided to look in a couple of months ago and it was awful in every way!

Great location but needs serious investment.
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Not surprised decided to look in a couple of months ago and it was awful in every way!

Great location but needs serious investment.
Ture unfortunately this will be the third time its been boarded up no one wants it. Enterprise Inns own it now about three years ago it belong to Marston's before that it was a John Smith's house . The last time the pub had a make over was in the late 1990s before that it got closed down for drugs. Enterprise wanted to do it up but wanted some else to pay for it no one in Chesterfield fell for that one so they have been opening and shutting it as a bottom value range pub. The last time I went in the place it smelled of damp the men's toilets were flooded to top it all the pint was rank just what you want on a Friday afternoon.
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What is the "Brampton mile" like? A lad I went to uni with used to talk about it but I'm going back 15years so don't know if all pubs are still going etx
There is a good pub crawl to be had round there.

Start at the Real Ale Corner (off-licence with a couple of hand pumps), then onto the Rose & Crown, Barlow's Tap house, The Tramway Tavern and finish at Chesterfield Ale House.
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There is a good pub crawl to be had round there.

Start at the Real Ale Corner (off-licence with a couple of hand pumps), then onto the Rose & Crown, Barlow's Tap house, The Tramway Tavern and finish at Chesterfield Ale House.
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I was always under the impression there were more pubs to go at than that tho. Although it maybe that a number have shut down?
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Thanks.

I was always under the impression there were more pubs to go at than that tho. Although it maybe that a number have shut down?
I have omitted the ones with crap beer.........
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Inn at Troway due to reopen this week, 5th iirc.
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I have omitted the ones with crap beer.........
Are those where you don't like the beer still decent pubs though?
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Well in his defence I probably thought Stella was a good beer 15 years ago as well... Although it's more likely if you make it 20!
I thought Stella was pretty good in 1974 - but that was before my first taste of handpumped beer the following year.
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I've just had a scan of this thread and note that there have been no replies since Oct '16.
Here's a list of the names that re-occured most often:-

Rose & Crown
Tramway Tavern
Chesterfield Ale House
Market
Rutland
White Swan
Chesterfield Arms

Have any of these fallen from previous high standards?
Are there any new pubs to consider?
Could 5 of these be worked into a walkabout?

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The last time I went in there it had been taken over by Burtonwood Brewery, who are to brewing what I am to space travel.

Do they still have their awful beers or have they moved on to something half-decent?

I agree it's a cosy little pub. I am from that area and spent many enjoyable days on long summer walks which culminated in the beer garden of that little pub - back in the days when it was a Mansfield tied house.


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Gladly Burtonwood and Jennings are dead in the water at the Gate Inn. These days it is Black Sheep and a guest ale. Don't worry, the Mansfield days are not spoken of now and best left in the past!
You've just put me off completely mentioning "Black Sheep". That is the hallmark of a non-real ale pub. It's a ubiquitous brew, a beginners real ale, a token gesture to the real ale movement - favoured by the big brewers who are keen to jump on the bandwagon of being seen to offer "real ale" - and it's absolutely nothing like real ale at all. Disgusting.

If I see that on the bar when I walk in a pub I will turn away and go somewhere else. Same with the other "adopted" beers by the big brewers, like, "Sharp's Doom Bar", "Old Speckled Hen", "London Pride", "Hobgoblin", "Deuchars", "Timothy Taylor's Landlord", etc. All were good local real ales once until the big brewers gobbled them up, changed the recipe's and made them nationwide just so they could pretend they offer real ale.
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As it turned out we went to 3 venues with very mixed results:-

The Market - Excellent . Both the food and beer were top standard and the atmosphere was bubbling away and a good mix of punters.

The White Swan - My mate took one look and we left. I would have given it a chance but it was like a gentleman's club on a quiet Thursday afternoon which is what it was.

The Rutland - Mixed. Quiet but the few punters were lively and the premises welcoming. We witnessed a lively discussion between a NE (Geordie?) manager and a couple of customers about the betting office opposite. Good natured with a bit of banter, I liked that but not everyone does. Pint of Adnams, Southwold very iffy - couldn't decide if it was off or just not to my taste . Followed by some Exmoor Gold which was better.
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