The Red Bull, Kidsgrove

The Red Bull hotel Kidsgrove

The Red Bull, Kidsgrove

A Robinson’s pub situated next to Lock 43 of the Trent and Mersey canal, with 4 ales offered: Unicorn, Double hop, Dizzy Blonde on one guest, Hartley’s ‘Cumbria Way’. The bar area is intriguing, full of trinkets and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Hanging tankards inside the Red Bull, Kidsgrove

Hanging tankards

Food was duly ordered to be eaten al fresco – the restaurant area being full bar one table anyway! We all really enjoyed the food and I have to say the stake and ale pie was bloody marvellous. Beer was also excellent – clear and a crisp tasty pint  – we opted for the Cumbria, myself being used to Robbies as a South Manchester escapee… There are more photos on flickr.

And that is it – my last narrowboat pub review. I have a few more pubs visited ‘on tour’ though which I will try to write about before I forget…but I think it’s time to hit the streets of East London again.

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