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80 /100 3 RAY STREET
“The Redemption Ale House was stop number 5 on our Derbyshire public transport excursion by bus. Our trip today cost only £10 for me and Loz with a joint Zig Zag ticket. We were taking in micro bars in Langley Mill, Ilkeston and Heanor and a couple of pubs in Ripley at the end of the evening. We (me, Loz Dad and Pauline) visited on Saturday 22nd April 2017. The Redemption Ale House is but a few minutes stroll from the Angry Bee, head back through to the Market Place, the main road that runs parallel with this is Market Street turn left (Ripley direction) turn left again onto Ray Street and you will find it on the left hand side.

The Redemption is an attractive looking place from the outside, double fronted with the logo on one of the windows and a dark slate grey colour (perhaps?) . It is square shaped inside, with the bar on the back wall and stairs towards the rear on the left hand side. Floor tiles rather than carpet (hurrah) seem to cover much of the floor. In fact it has been very tastefully furnished and decorated inside, it looks very nice. Loz showed me a photo of the wallpaper in the women’s toilets which was William Morris I believe and was Pink Flamingoes it looked great, there was more posh wallpaper in the additional seating area upstairs. The toilets are upstairs not sure if there were any toilets on this level for less able folk. The beers were in a chilled glass fronted stillage area behind the bar.

It was pretty busy in here with a good mixture of ages. There were even more CAMRA folk in here that my dad appeared to know, he is worse than me for chatting to anyone and everyone. The beer choice was good with about six cask, I honestly cannot remember if there were any keg as I just stuck to the cask offerings with the Bakers Dozen Straight outta Ketton being particularly impressive, I had two of these. The staff were very good, it was a mother and son serving. I really liked this place though I cannot understand how it can be a Micro Bar as size wise it appears to be quite a good sized establishment, but regardless with both this and the Angry Bee around the corner you have the start of a very good pub crawl in Heanor. “
Fin 1603 days ago
76 /100
Angry Bee (Bar)
1 GODFREY STREET
“The Angry Bee was stop number 4 on our Derbyshire public transport excursion by bus. Our trip today cost only £10 for me and Loz with a joint Zig Zag ticket. We were taking in micro bars in Langley Mill, Ilkeston and Heanor and a couple of pubs in Ripley at the end of the evening. We (me, Loz Dad and Pauline) visited on Saturday 22nd April 2017. The Angry Bee is located on Godfrey Street which is just to the side and behind the market place. Of all of the places today this one probably fits the criteria for Micro Bar best. It is a simple but modern looking glass fronted establishment with a couple of tables and chairs outside.

Inside its a smallish room with the bar ahead on the back wall just offset to the left as I think that you can go beyond to the right to another room and toilets (didn’t go there so partially guessing). The beer options were more traditional and very much locally sourced so Leadmill and Bottle Brook featured on tap. Despite only having a few tables in here, it was busy with lots of chat to and fro between folk, my sad seemed to know most of them as they were all local CAMRA branch folk or just people he knew from pubs and Pauline visit. I liked this place, it was friendly, beer in very good nick and it was a conversation pub.

Fin 1606 days ago
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