Saturday, 7 May 2011


This week our Wednesday night 'Beer Ride' took us to the charming South Derbyshire village of Lullington.

The Colvile Arms, Lullington
Approached by quiet lanes, Lullington hosts 'The Colvile Arms' a lively local pub and our destination this evening. The Colvile is traditional, convivial and for the most part unspoilt. There is a charm about the place which translates into a relaxing atmosphere, its unhurried, gentle, there's a feeling of stepping back in time - it's that sort of place. Good beer from Church End Brewery along with the staples of Pedigree and Guinness is all that's needed - there's no food here unless you count the cheese and onion cobs.

Located in the National Forest, Lullington sits compactly at the meeting point of several roads, with All Saints Church, mostly 14th century, prominently sited at the crossing point. The Old School c. 1843, has been well preserved and is now used as the Village Hall. Lullington has several times been awarded the Best Kept Village in Derbyshire as well as being the winner of the Britain in Bloom Competition. It preserves its estate village character with a square and compasses displayed on the old Joiner's shop and a horseshoe on the blacksmith's shop. There's also a thriving cricket club. Mileage this evening 38.

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