pub closures

Vine closed 8

The Vine has closed unexpectedly. This is quite surprising, as the pub was undergoing decoration and has just had a brand new sign erected outside. It is also a great shame, as apart from being a cracking boozer, it also sold consistently excellent quality beer. There is a sign on the door that reads: “This pub is closed ’til further notice. For further information please telephone 0115 8525000”. Anyone care to give them a ring and report back here?

Mail Coach re-opened

The Mail Coach re-opened last night. Two of us went in about 10.15 and there were two people in, besides us. Three handpulls on, two Tom Woods and one Milestone. We both had TW Best Bitter (3.5%) at £2.60 a pint and it wasn’t very good. I don’t know how long it had been in the cellar, but one would think that it was prepared to be in top condition for opening night… or not?