Friday, 19 April 2013

The Thursday club's official visit to Lichfield, Staffs.

The Thursday Club enjoyed a cultural visit to the home of writer, Samuel Johnson Lichfield, Staffordshire as we continue in our endeavour to widen our appreciation of the Midlands Brewing Industry. Having previously visited Rugby, Warwickshire and Oakham in Rutland. We started our tour at The Acorn or was it The Oak ? I cant remember which came first. After a pint of Belhaven Stout at The Acorn Chairman Bruce and myself went next door to the Pig and Truffle for a pint of Tribute, from the St Austell brewery, Cornwall, bringing back memories of trips to the Scillies. The happy band met up again and we all ventured forth to visit our next pub The Oak owned by The Joules Brewery in which I enjoyed a pint of Joules Blonde. After that came The Duke of York, followed by  the Horse and Jockey where we enjoyed pints of Wye valley Brewery's HPA and Wood Breweries Parish Bitter. The afternoon was concluded with the traditional curry.
The Acorn, Lichfield, Staffs
The Acorn
The Thursday Club
Selection of beers at The Oak
The Duke of York
All smiles
The Horse and Jockey
Another good pint
Good pint at the Horse and Jockey
Tea time - the perfect combination
The last pint
It was a very pleasant and relaxed day out, nobody got lost or fell into ditches the only minor problem occuring at the end when four of us missed the last train back to Nuneaton. We were at the station in time to wave it goodbye as it pulled out but not in time to actually get on it. C'est la vie!

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