‘All this long day I have sought for good ale, and now at The Last Inn I found it’
Built in 1753, the Sandbrook Vaults (pub) is a Grade II listed building, one of the oldest surviving in Market Drayton. This used to be the main road through the town.
So tonight was a ‘date night’ spent at one of our local restaurants, where they were celebrating their first year of business with a special menu, and some live music. Thanks to Dan and Verity at The Town House, and to Luke Brown for his great accompaniment.
Not only is The Red Lion my favourite pub, but it’s also a brewery! The pub dates back to 1623 and the brewery was built on the site in 2010, brewing Slumbering Monk ale and Green Monkey craft lager. With great food too, it’s a popular stop on our walks in the area.
The Cherry Tree Hotel near Whitchurch must have seen some lively times over the years, both in it’s previous incarnation as the Witch Ball Inn, and latterly as a night club. It’s been abandoned for many years now and completely derelict. Project anyone?
Damp and miserable weather meant our New Year’s Day walk didn’t get going until lunchtime, but we made up for it with a diversion to the pub. There’s nothing like a pint of Slumbering Monk at The Red Lion. What’s not to like?