Real Ale Group

On Thurs 19th May, 2020, fourteen of us caught the tram and spent the evening visiting and sampling the ales around Hockley, in Nottingham. Starting at the Six Barrels, then onto the Angel micro-brewery, then a very disappointing The Curious Tavern (majority of beers returned), which meant that we had no choice but to end up in Wetherspoon’s Lloyd’s No 1, before catching the tram back to Hucknall, only just remembering to sign our bus passes into the tram network before 11pm. A reasonable evening out, always disappointing when a pub doesn’t sample its own beer before serving.

Our future adventures include:-
On Thurs 16th June, Mark and Lynda have generously agreed to organise a “BEER B Q” at theirs in Linby, starting about 6pm to 6.30pm. Obviously, we will have to arrange our own transport to and from. However, we can catch the 141 bus at 5.59pm arriving at the Horse and Groom at 6.11pm. Taxi’s, walking, spouse pick up or car sharing home.

There will be a cost of £5 each which will cover food and a couple of free beers. Additional beers will be available at substantially below even ‘Spoons prices. On my last visit Mark had 9 beers available, all very good indeed. Alternatively, you may bring your own drinks should you wish for anything other than Mark’s home brew. Promises to be an exceptionally good night.

On Thurs 28th July, it is intended that we attend the delayed Hucknall Beer Festival at the John Godber Centre at 7pm. This is the first night of the festival and has the best beer selection and not as busy as Friday or Saturday. I will send a reminder out in early July.

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