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Woodman, Ripley - pub details

Address: Maple Avenue, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3PY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 37346) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Ambergate (3.4 miles), Belper (3.5 miles), Langley Mill (4.3 miles)

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Now renamed the Sir Barnes Wallis in honour of the inventor of the WW2 Dambustersí bouncing bomb, who was born in Ripley. It is another joint venture by Everardís and a local micro, (as is the Poet & Castle in nearby Codnor). In this case the partnership is with Amber Ales micro brewery.

There are 10 handpumps in the Lounge Bar Ö 6 dispensing Amberís own brews. As I was not driving I opted for the heavy gravity 5 point something % abv Dambusters, which was tip-top and served by a very enthusiastic barman.

The food was excellent too. OK, it took a while, but it was freshly cooked to order. The home made chips were yummy.

Amber Alesí brewery tap is the Talbot, which is on the other side of the town.

I have been drinking, albeit rather infrequently, at the Woodman since the late 1970ís. In the period prior to Everardís becoming involved it seems to have achieved a rather bad reputation, which all concerned in the new venture are trying to correct.

They seem to be winning. Good luck. 8/10

steve2905 - 5 Nov 2010 03:45

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