Thursday, 26 May 2011

John Thompson....

Last nights 'Training' was our weekly Pub ride - this week we went out to Ingleby to visit The John Thompson Inn.

There were only three of us - don't know what happened to the usual motley crew? - But we went anyway, riding through Burton on Trent, out to Newton Solney then a steady up hill climb to Repton followed by Milton before a speedy descent to Ingleby.

The John Thompson is a highly acclaimed traditional brew pub, with extensive gardens set in idyllic countryside besides the banks of the River Trent. It is renowned locally and afar for the excellent quality of its home brewed ales - as a testament, the pub is one of only 66 throughout the UK to have been listed as a main entry in every edition of The Good Pub Guide.

The bar of The John Thompson
We enjoyed a couple of pints of their 'Gold' beer - a pale, light zesty brew.

Gary is still suffering a bit with his cold so we set off for home a little earlier than usual, we climbed quite a long steep hill up to Ticknall and then more climbing to Hartshorne and up to Woodville before a flatter ride to Overseal and finally on to Netherseal.

It was a good ride, it seemed like further than the 28 miles recorded, probably because there was a far bit of climbing!

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