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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Micro pub opens at Sawley.

For those that has regularly travelled the upper Trent on their way to the T&M, you may remember  Dave who operated Sawley Lock for years until C&RT decided to move him elsewhere. Dave left C&RT a while ago and has now ventured on a new undertaking, opening a Micro Pub by the lock. Selling only real ales ( he was horrified when I asked for a Larger!) a small sample of each ale could be tried before making the final decision. Price is very comparable to other real ale pubs and the setting couldn't be more idyllic. Having only been open a little over two weeks the footfall through the door when we visited was constant and with his wife running a tea room next door, this is one venture I'm sure will be very successful.  So if you come through the lock Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday it is well worth stopping to sample his ales.





2 comments:

Marilyn McDonald said...

We will stop here to sample, Irene. However, I do hope he sells wine as well ... You know me, chardonnay of a decent variety or nothing! I guess there is always tea next door, yes?
Mxx

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Not just wine Marilyn but a decent drop of bubbly as well. I'm sure you will forgo the tea for the wine. Xxx

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