Last week we bumped into old friends Phil and Pat who have n.b.Arcturus and after spending a very pleasant evening with them in the Kings Head at Sutton we decided to meet up again this weekend at Bugsworth Basin for the beer festival at Chinley.
Friday night had seen us at the Mikron Theatre in Bollington so on Saturday we put in a long 5 hour day and arrived at Bugsworth late afternoon. We had a meal on the boat and then headed for the Old Hall at Chinley which is a mile walk away up the old tram-way which lonks Chinley to Bugsworth. By the time we got there it was dark and the pub was absolutely heaving. It was also a very warm evening so we found a spot outside and started working our way through the beer menu. They had over 130 beers and ciders available and even restricting ourselves to half pints there was no way we could sample more than 8-10 so we went back again this lunchtime and tried a few more. The weather has been amazingly warm and sunny and I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sitting in a sunny beer garden with good friends and good beer.