As retirees or just some guys having a belated Gap Year, we try and get at least one day out a week. This week we planned to find the George & Dragon in Stoke Golding, which is owned by the Church End Brewery, see
A local brewer whose beers we have supped at the Wheatsheaf in Crick and found much to our liking. It’s near Nuneaton and so that was our first stop – quite a surprise and although not as twee and villagey as Market Harborough, it did have more to it than Daventry or Northampton. The pub was really a good find; the rural location plus 6 or more real ales and homemade food was just what we wanted:
So what beers do they do … Vicar’s Ruin, What the fox hat, Arthur’s Wit, Goats Milk … . their website lists em all!
I had a pint of Stout Coffin and then a half of Nut brown, whilst Viv had Vicar’s Ruin:
They only do food at lunchtime (there are 3 pubs in this we village but they seem to have come to some understanding … one pub has an Indian restaurant . . so evening food sorted) but it is all home made – even the hand cut chips. We opted for pies – steak & ale and chicken & mushroom – both proper pies with a complete casing of shortcrust pastry!
It was grand day out, the Ashby canal runs nearby and we walked the dog along there for an hour … . the weather worsens from now on with rain for Thursday and then a diving down of the temperatures below zero.