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A winters tale

In boating, camra, caravaning, Country Fare, eating out, english pubs, local history, Misterton, real ale, river trent, social history on February 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Well life is slower than ever in our village on the trent, yet more snow and ice is causing transport and communication problems nation wide. Here in stockwith the effects of the snow are icy roads and many less regulars braving the weather to join us for a drink and a chat. But those who do brave the elements are as usual being greeted with a warm smile a glowing hearth and a friendly word. Talk is of the weather and tales of winters long remembered and all agree that yet again we have failed to cope with natures more inclement offerings.

The boats in stockwith basin appear like toys upon a frosted glass all fixed within the ice that sheets the waters surface. The canal to is frozen over the surface looking firm and strong as it holds its charges solid. But the look is much deceiving as the ice is only thin, its strength is only spectral and evaporates once tested.

The crew that works the brewery are braving the bitter cold in an effort to brew fresh ale. Our order book requires we brew our ales whatever the climate offers. So with blue fingers and misty breath they toil around the vessels cleaning barrels and all else that is required to produce a sparkling brew . They work with smiles and laughter to keep out winters cold, for all are true believers . Missionaries with a passion for ale in all its forms believers in tradition and there one true idol ‘a sparkling pint of beer’ .

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View from the Bar

In boating, camra, caravan club, caravaning, Country Fare, eating out, View from the bar on December 12, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Well dear reader its Friday its bloody freezing Alex n I are on the bar today and unless I’m wrong the pub is still in West Stockwith.   I was hoping that the pub would be transplanted to somewhere hot and sunny overnight but alas no .

Last night I had a true ‘blonde moment’ and of course half the bar found out so I’m fair game again today. Alex and I ordered a Chinese meal last night when it arrived I shoved it into the oven.  My barmaid said ‘ you can’t put that in there’ referring to a polystyrene tub of sweet and sour sauce.   I of course poo pooed this and affirmed ‘ I’m a chef I know what I’m doing’ blah blah blah . So yes you have guessed it this morning I have had to clean inside my oven, as you can imagine I will take some stick over that today.

Other news from ‘the Hart’

Well we are all Christmas-ed up all decorations up MTV playing round the clock  Xmas pop tunes, I can’t keep count of how many times I’ve heard ‘ so here it is merry bloody Christmas’ etc.

The kid’s all performed brilliantly in their school pantos, now I know why they get away with so much stuff  ‘they can all act’ .

A bit about us….

In boating, camra, caravan club, caravaning, Country Fare, eating out, english pubs, Misterton, real ale, Resturants, river trent, Uncategorized on November 23, 2008 at 10:17 am
Alex and Wayne

Alex and Wayne

The White Hart is a friendly country free house, it is owned and operated by the Moore family. The family consists of Joan ‘my mum’, Wayne ‘me the landlord’, Alex ‘my better half’, Charlie ‘my son’, Tamsin and Daisy ‘our daughters’

We have had ‘the Hart’ since September 2001 and have worked to turn the pub into ‘the heart’ of the village. The family all take part in the day to day running and life of the pub, ( our home ) and we try to make our customers feel that they are visiting friends.  We pride ourselves on our family togetherness especially as seldom does a Sunday pass without ‘the girls’ helping daddy in the kitchen and ‘waiting on’.  Making  Sunday lunch in ‘the Hart’  a very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Charlie and daddy are in charge of ‘the beer’ and ‘the celler’ and are both justly proud of the quality of product served in the bar.   ‘The Hart’ a noted real ale house offers at least four real ales mostly brewed on site in the pubs brewery .

Joan and Alex work hard on the look of ‘the Hart’ trying to make it always feel warm and welcoming and keeping the rest of us clean tidy n happy. Both ‘Landladies’ are the power behind ‘the Hart’.

The most important and as yet un mentioned member of the family is Tessa our English Springer Spaniel.  Tessa  acts as our ‘meeter and greeter’, as the door opens she can be seen tail wagging, padding over to our guests offering her paw of friendship. Tessa has an ever growing band of friends who love her and consider that she is the ‘Heart of the Hart’.