We have just had a couple of nights away in a Hotel in Middleton-in-Teesdale, we had bought another two night Bed & Breakfast voucher from Groupon. It didn't get off to a good start though, as I had stupidly applied for a job and the interview was on the afternoon of the first day away. It also meant that I was a bit stressed for a lot of the time we were there.
Day one, Monday 18th June
As soon as the interview was over we set of for Middleton-in-Teesdale and had a good drive there. When we arrived at The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant, there was nowhere to park, so Dot went in to ask. We had to drive down a narrow lain to get to the back of the hotel where we were met by the boss and shown to our room.
All I wanted was a beer to see if I could relax, so it was straight down to the hotel bar. Waiting there was a bonus, a hand pulled beer, a hand pulled beer I hadn't had before.
Jarrow Brewery, Rivet Catcher from England
4.0% gold colour with a good head, citrus hop aroma and a refreshing citrus hop taste.
After two of them, I was feeling a little better and we went to look at the rest of the village. it was getting late and the shops were closing, so we had a look at the couple of bridges while the sun was still shining.
On the walk back we looked into the other hotel in town and they also had a hand pulled beer I hadn't had.
Mithril, Game of 2 Halves from England
4.1% gold colour with a good head, citrus hop aroma, citrus hop taste.
Again I had two, sat outside in the sun, something very rare this year, before going back to our hotel for another couple of Rivet Catcher.
Neither of these bars had a TV so I missed my first match of Euro 2012 but I did catch up later, with the highlights show in the room.