Thursday, 28 April 2011

On the Waterfront....

No, not the famous film starring Marlon Brando, this 'Waterfront' was the destination for our 'pub-run' this week.

Gary and I cycled, as usual, to the start point in Burton on Trent, from there we travelled out via Tatenhill and a few interesting estate tracks to Barton under Needwood. The Waterfront Pub is part of the prestigious Barton Marina development situated on the Trent & Mersey Canal. There's an enticing collection of shops and eateries and lots of canal boats - including one, the book barge, that is actually a floating bookshop.

The Waterfront Pub
The Waterfront Pub has been built in the style of a Victorian canal-side warehouse. It boasts inglenook fireplaces, cosy lounge areas, a selection of real ales (we enjoyed a couple of zesty pale-ales) and a 120 seat restaurant, plus theres a marvellous outdoor seating area overlooking the marina.

There was a good turn out for tonight's ride and the sunny weather made the evening extra enjoyable. My mileage for the evening was 30.5 miles.


  1. I know it well, my mate Ski lives in BUN and I occasionally coach their rugby team, I was there last Thursday helping them out with a scrum session as they have a cup final against Cannock next weekend.

    I've been a tad worse for wear in that village I can tell you!

  2. Hi Clive, what position and who did you play for

  3. I started out at Solihull RFC who are now Birmingham & Solihull Bees where I coach now. I played Hooker mostly, occasionally tighthead, I also played for the Army and Warwickshire back in the day. Terrific days. Age is a crime...

  4. Dizzy Heights !!! I played school rugby back in Plymouth for Devonport High, I played alongside a few guys who played international U19. In a different league to my standard.... A bit later played in Ashby de la Zouch. I was prop and second row at school, later days second row and back row. As you say terrific days !!! There is always a great camaraderie with people who played THE GAME.