What's your post ride pub, and what's good about it?
So many Monday night pub rides… so many pubs.
This was a particular highlight for me though.
Fantastic laid back atmosphere.
In fact it was so good, I didn’t want to leave despite having wrecked my hand last time we were there.
Also known as the Irwell Works Brewery.
Binners, there’s a bank holiday coming up. Get your map out and make sure we end up here again! 🙂Posted 3 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
The Village Inn, Fairlie in Ayrshire.
Schiehallion on draft all the time, plus two other guest ales.
Liver and bacon
They don’t mind us being manky
Not so good –
I wish they’d learn to use the wood burner, it’s always just ‘ticking over’.
So, what’s your post ride pub?Posted 3 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
The sponsor a roadie club but we don’t hold that against them.
For every 4 beers/drinks your group gets a free bowl of chips.
There’s plenty of space outside but not public access that you can leave your bike without a chance of someone walking off with it, without you seeing them.
Beers are only adequate but there’s a good pizza, steak, burger and proper menu should you want it.Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Wasn’t expecting to see a pub I know in the first post! 🙂
That used to be our post-rocket launching pub, but did see mountainbikers coming in for a pint.
Nardini’s for dinner, and post dinner ice-cream of course.
Post ride pub… lots. Several biergartens here – will pick one which is on the route. Or the cake+coffee hotel in Maribor, Slovenia, or the bar in Morzine where every single bike outside is an Orange 5, or the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore, or …
(edit: pics can come later for the “what’s good about it” bit)Posted 3 years ago
Bregante beat me to it. Its bloody dangerous having a brewery at the bottom of your road. Especially one this good. It is actually the law that every Rammy ride has to finish here. Which is a bonus, ride-wise as you always finish on a mahoosive (and excellently fun) descent to get to it! To indulge in one or two (or nine – Hi Lowey!) of their fine ales
You can now organise a pie and pea supper for groups too. Bregante – is it worth me popping in and see if I can sort this for the bank holiday Monday? That ‘d be a nice thing to round the weekend off withPosted 3 years ago
Bregante – is it worth me popping in and see if I can sort this for the bank holiday Monday?
Sounds like a bloody great idea that!
Re that last descent. It wasn’t much fun one handed last time I rode it!
Please don’t let me do anything daft this time though binners. If I damage myself this time I’d make myself very unpopular with the rest of the group I’m supposed to be doing a 170 mile C2C the following weekend.
Lowey – we both have very good tastes in pubs. The Bull is also a top choice!Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Punchbowl in West Hallam. No problems with muddy bikers, used to let us borrow a hosepipe to rinse bikes off in the courtyard till we blocked the drain, installed stone floors to sweep up after us.
Fires and logburners in winter, 4 cask ales always on. Doesn’t kick you out till late. And downhill most of the way home!Posted 3 years ago
Last Mondays night ride around Turton Moor (led by wittonweavers) took us past 3 top pubs including the Strawbury Duck and the Chetham arms. That’d make a good pub crawl ride.
It does! 😀
You can also get the Hare and Hounds in, then down to Summerseat for the Hamars and the Footballers too, then from there yo can get off road to finish at the Brewery
*pencils in for christmas night ride*Posted 3 years ago40mpgSubscriber
Good range of ciders
Free chips every time we turn up
Special rate on cider (40p off normal) just for us
Loyalty card, usually log enough for a free night at christmas
After the last cider festival, they started selling us the leftovers at £1 per pint, then just gave them to us.
I can’t think why we keep going back!Posted 3 years ago_tom_Member
I don’t have a post ride pub, could count on one hand the amount of times I’ve stopped at a pub on the way home. Most of the time I’d rather just get home and have a shower then a beer from the fridge whilst I wait for dinner to cook tbh. I think I must be doing it wrong.Posted 3 years agodannyhMember
For Wednesday evenings it is either the Man Within Compass in Whitwick or the Curzon Arms in Woodhouse Eaves.
Best thing about both is that they serve beer.
The second best thing about both is that they serve good beer.
The rest is down to the people who have been out on the ride.Posted 3 years agogazcMember
this place is our post/mid ride stop depending on route, conveniently it takes me 3mins to get home via the derwent walk c2c path and a gravel track which can be a tad ‘sketchy’ after a prolonged visit 🙂 good beer, good food (bit pricey mind), open fire, good views and bike/dog/child friendly
Posted 3 years agoglobaltiMember
Old Cross Tavern Herford, make mine a cold Paulaner please
Jeeze… you went into a pub and PAID to drink that Euro-wee? You might as well have just gone home, tinkled in a glass and necked it.
My favourite near-the-end-of-the-hooligan-ride stop, the Swan With Two Necks in Pendleton, Lancashire:
Usually got Copper Dragon’s Golden Pippin on tap, fresh. Only two miles flat and downhill from there to my buddy’s house so the ride always finishes with a bit of, er, a burst of speed.Posted 3 years agoAlexSubscriber
Saracens Head – Symonds Yat. 6 (SIX!) great real ales on draft. Publican is a mountain biker. That first photo has ‘our’ bench in view where we sit summer or winter. Generally at the end of a long Sunday ride. Problem is it’s 12km home on the road which is okay into a summer breeze, not quite so much fun as it’s going dark in winter!
There’s a few decent pubs in the FoD but this is my favourite.Posted 3 years ago
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