Pub of the Month October 2015

The Mount Pleasant is almost 200 years old, having been built in 1828. The Beer House Act was passed in 1830, but it was not until 1840 that the then owner, A Reuben Rogers, paid 2 Guineas for a licence, having been caught selling ale illegally. Since then there has been a further eight licencees, the present incumbent being Stuart Burrows, who took over in 1993.

The pub is an excellent old fashioned one, with a friendly atmosphere and very efficient bar staff. You can enjoy good conversation without the distraction of music.

Six handpumps are in use and apart from the Tetley Bitter and Gold, the remaining ones are a variety of guest beers. These usually include Blonde Witch and one from the Welbeck Abbey Brewery. Adnams Ghost Ship has also been a recent regular.

There is a quiz on Thursdays which Stuart writes himself and to quote one customer ‘never was there a landlord who knew so much useless information!’ The darts team compete in the Woodseats league and there is also an active fishing club. Stuart also runs a Whisky club where members meet to taste rare whiskies from around the world.

He describes the Mount Pleasant as a public house unspoilt by progress and has written a history of the pub, complete with pictures, which is well worth reading. It will also be included in the 2016 National Good Beer Guide.

Opening hours are 5pm-12pm Mondays to Wednesdays, 5pm-1am Thursdays and Fridays, 3pm-1am Saturdays and 12 noon to 12:30am on Sundays. Bus 20A passes the front door of the pub and bus 20 stops nearby. (Note the 20A is replaced by a new route 18 from 1st November).

Join us on Tuesday 13th October from 8pm for the award presentation evening where all can expect a warm welcome and a cracking pint!

Carole Ware

2 comments

  1. how did this pub ever get pub of the month ,stuart the landlord is the most unwelcoming miserable person ever to run a pub , he keeps the heating off in the winter and moans at you when you say its cold the only time he attempts to be friendly is if you order real ale

    1. Our awards are all about pubs that serve good real ale and are nominated and voted on by our members.

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