The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope

After an excellent walk up Grindsbrook Clough, over the Kinder plateau and down Jacob’s Ladder, it was time for a well-deserved dinner at The Cheshire Cheese. Like all of the other pubs featured so far this week, this has also hosted our Easter Monday meal, at least three times if my memory is working correctly. And oh, what’s this? Another possible pub quiz? Well, we booked in advance, just to make sure that we didn’t miss out 🙂

To begin, a pint of Kelham Best from the excellent Kelham Island Brewery, who like their nearby neighbours Abbeydale don’t appear to be capable of brewing a bad ale 🙂 A classic English bitter with malt, caramel and a hint of hop.

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For dinner, it just had to be the double pork win of pork chop with bacon, and mash and a fantastic mustard sauce (heavy on the mustard which is exactly how I like it). This was fantastic, and probably the best thing we ate all week (and there were some very good meals during the week as the other posts testify). And all four of us achieved Triple Pork Nirvana today!

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This was accompanied by another excellent Abbeydale pint, the classic Moonshine, a great session ale.

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And then another pub quiz. With free sandwiches again. Brains were kept lubricated with another good local ale, the pale and hoppy Farmers Blonde by Bradfield Brewery:-

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So another pub quiz. And another second place finish for “My Pointless Friend Richard.” Third time lucky tomorrow night? Whatever happens, The Cheshire Cheese is definitely MOFAD approved.