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  • Premier Icon Bregante

    So many Monday night pub rides… so many pubs.

    This was a particular highlight for me though.

    Fantastic laid back atmosphere.
    Great Ale.
    “Characterful” landlord
    In fact it was so good, I didn’t want to leave despite having wrecked my hand last time we were there.

    Chez binners

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚


    The George, Robertsbridge.

    Always Harvey’s beer, normally Sharpes Doom Bar, and a local guest beer too.

    Stu the chef normally appears with a big plate of his yummy chips for us!

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge

    The Village Inn, Fairlie in Ayrshire.

    Loves –

    Schiehallion on draft all the time, plus two other guest ales.
    Haggis nachos
    Liver and bacon
    They don’t mind us being manky
    Buxom barmaid

    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?

    This place…

    It’s about 500yds from my house and it serves beer. Oh, the scratchings are ok. Not a lot else

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg

    haggis nachos

    I need to try those!

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge

    I’ll post a pic up tomorrow, just for you RD! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor


    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.

    Premier Icon stevied

    The Nags Head, Malvern. Great local ales, downhill all the way home…

    Premier Icon muggomagic

    In the summer it has to be the fortune of war on Brighton beach, no particularly good beer, but a great atmosphere and a place to sit and watch the beautiful people of Brighton.

    +1 haggis nacho-curious.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer

    Wasn’t expecting to see a pub I know in the first post! ๐Ÿ™‚
    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)


    The Fat Cat in Norwich. It’s opposite the bike shop and it sells excellent beer.

    Premier Icon binners

    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 with


    Nearly post ride! The lads and I have taken to stopping here:

    Not the best photo, but 2 pints and then it’s a dark descent down to the van when we’ve parked at strines stations

    Premier Icon lowey

    Accommodating Landlord who is a craftsman when it comes to keeping fine ale. 20 min ride from home so not too bad.

    The Irwell Works brewery is also Ace… good call Bregante.

    Premier Icon Bregante

    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.

    Actually…… :mrgreen:

    Lowey – we both have very good tastes in pubs. The Bull is also a top choice!

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash

    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!


    Black lion Leighton Buzzard.
    50 Belgian beers.
    No food.
    No music.
    No tv screens.
    Great garden for summer.
    Log fires for winter.
    Best of all locked bike storage.
    Very very bike friendly.


    We don’t have post ride pubs we have halfway round pubs doing local rides ๐Ÿ˜€
    If fact our last local ride in the sun was a ride between pubs spending more time in beer gardens than on the bike ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon Bregante

    we have halfway round pubs

    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.


    Watching trains go by…


    Premier Icon binners

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

    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*

    Premier Icon 40mpg

    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 ยฃ1 per pint, then just gave them to us.

    I can’t think why we keep going back!


    The old cross tavern Hertford ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon duncancallum

    the Yewtree in Heath charnock

    Also the Royal in Tockholes:

    and maybe the bowling green Rivington null

    although I’m not picky!


    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.

    Premier Icon binners

    You’re definitely doing it wrong tom. You’re getting confused as to why you went out in the first place. Don’t get me wrong. Riding your bikes alright, I suppose, but lets concentrate on whats really important eh?


    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.

    Premier Icon cheese@4p

    I love the Cross Keys at Siddal , Halifax.
    Always great beer and friendly people in there.
    Just a bit too far from Brighouse to fully appreciate though.

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    Adding pics to the post Dannyh


    The Star,in Dorking great little pub, Vinyl night on Wednesdays, and they let you take your own food in,great curry house,couple of doors up and they Deliver to the pub!!!
    Ride,beer,vinyl & curry!!!

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    The Nova Scotia Hotel, Bristol docks.

    It serves mixed grill, and they have learnt to tolerate our wet arses and cussing.

    Premier Icon colournoise

    Decent beers, good food, and they let us use the carpark as long as we stop for a pint after our ride (such a hard deal to keep our part of!).

    Plus, they sourced and stock these for us after we asked.


    Old Cross Tavern Herford, make mine a cold Paulaner please

    Premier Icon Yak

    Scaled – I used to stop there when I lived nearby.
    Great spot and even in winter when you are caked in mud, its all fine.


    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ good beer, good food (bit pricey mind), open fire, good views and bike/dog/child friendly


    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.

    Premier Icon Alex

    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.

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