|The Chequers at Ticknall|
The Chequers is one of those increasingly rare pubs. Seemingly unfazed by any notions of modernity. It's proper - a good old fashioned local, old beams and a cosy fireplace, no food or music, outside lavatories - not even a till at the bar! - the takings are held in a simple wooden drawer. It's quaint and real and welcoming. We enjoyed a few pints of the most excellent Timothy Taylor 'Landlord' before setting off via Hartshorne and Woodville for home. 26 miles ridden.