Micro Brewery & Pub Pals

This group visits local pubs for a drink and a chat. We meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 2nd Thursday an evening meeting, 4th Thursday is a Lunchtime meeting.

All the venues  are within walking distance of the R 1 Bus route, so  in most cases no need to take the car.

Contact for the group is Janet O’Neill, tel 07961 832 864 or Rob Leam 07845 177500

Venue List 2024:

January 11th  7:00      Greasley Castle, Hilltop

January 25th 12:00     The Crown, Heanor

February 8th  7:00       The Cricketers, Kimberley

February 22nd 12:00   The Hayloft, Giltbrook

March   14th       7:00     Mellows Mews, Eastwood

March  28th       12:00   The Sun Inn, Eastwood

April   11th           7:00     The Gate, Kimberley

April   25th         12:00   The Dog &Parrot, Eastwood

May   9th           7:00      The Nelson & Railway, Kimberley

May   23rd         12:00    Pick & Davy, Hilltop

June   13th         7:00      The Redemption, Heanor

June   27th        12:00  The Three Ponds, Nuthall

July    11th          7:00       The Tap & Growler, Hilltop

July    25th       12:00     The Gate, Awsworth

August  8th      7:00      The Bunny Hop, Langley Mill

August  22nd   12:00    The Cricketers, Kimberley

September 12th 7:00    The Poet & Castle, Codnor

September 26th  12:00  Mellors Mews, Eastwood

October  10th     7:00     The Stag, Kimberley

October  24th    12:00   Inn the Middle, Langley Mill

November 14th  7:00   The Sun Inn, Eastwood

November 28th 12:00  The New Inn, Newthorpe Common

December 12th  7:00    Roots, Kimberley

Look forward to seeing you all soon





Previous Meetings:

Pub Pals do it again!
At Mellors’ Mews recently, Pub Pals thought they were in for a few quiet drinks until drag artist Stawberry Whip, otherwise known as Ian George Norton, hit the floor and got us all rockin’ to the sounds of Madonna, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield. What a surprise! We weren’t expecting that, as you can see from the photograph Geoff Gration

The Dog & Parrot –The Micro pub pals enjoying a night at  The Dog and Parrot Eastwood on Thursday 29th December. Sheila Tivey


The Dog & Parrot – Micro brewery pub pals out in force 

Micro Brewery Pub Pals were out in force in Eastwood at the Dog and Parrot, Thursday, April 13th. Joining us that night were several real-life parrots and dogs – we kid you not! Check out the photo – who’s a pretty boy then? The puns flowed thick and fast, as did the beer, one punter drank so much beer he was parrot-lytic; another was so incensed by being bitten by a parakeet he was spitting feathers; and, with beer like this, no wonder Long John Silver was one-legless! Next Micro Brewery Pub Pals will be at the Miners’ Return, Kimberley, Thursday May 11th, from 7.0 pm – knee pads optional.  Geoff Gration

Who's a pretty boy dog & parrot

Roots, Kimberley.

Micro brewery pub pals had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Roots at Kimberley in February. They felt they were made very welcome. Representatives from the Dancing Duck brewery were there to give a talk and refreshments were also served. They would recommend a visit to anyone. Yvonne Carey

First meeting of Pub Pals at the Hayloft

march pub pals