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  • The Rise of Everards

    Everards Brewery is based in Leicstershire and is one of the biggest breweries in the UK. The brewery own over 175 pubs across 14 counties in the East Midlands. However, have you ever wondered how Everards got where they are today? Well wonder no more!...

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  • The Best Ale in Derby

    What makes a good, no, great real ale? Even though there could be hundreds of certain things that make a great real ale we have decided to narrow it down to a list of 5 different things that we believe make the best real...

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  • Vollereaux Brut

    *This Classic Champagne from the ‘Maison Vollereaux’ is the result of the blend of all three Champagne varieties of grapes that balance each other marvellously and make it a fine and elegant wine, delicate and fruity.*Three different years of reserve wines are blended to...

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  • Sant' Orsola Prosecca Extra Dry

    *Made from 100% Prosecco grown in the Veneto region of north-east Italy with its particularly mild climate.* Fine, persistent, soft fizz surrounds the typical fruit spectrum of apple, pears with a hint of peach. *Type:* Sparkling Wine White *Country:* Italy *Region:* Veneto *Vintage:* NV...

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  • Bolla Prosecco Extra Dry

    *The grapes for this soft and fruity Prosecco are sourced mainly from the Triviso region in north-east Italy*. Shows characteristic apple aromas with a refreshing but not overly dry finish. *Type:* Sparkling Wine White *Country:* Italy *Region:* Veneto *Vintage:* NV *Primary grape:* Glera *Bottle...

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  • Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir

    *The Pinot Noir grapes come from vineyards located in the south-west of Languedoc Roussillon, close to the Pyrénées Mountains*; about 30% of the blend is aged in French oak. The smooth, velvety palate shows cherry and blueberry flavours backed with a hint of sweet...

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  • Vina Amate Rioja Tinto, Spain

    *Youthful and appealing Rioja with masses of sweet, perfumed red fruits to the fore. 100% Tempranillo. * *About the wine maker:* The Aldenueva Cooperative is from the village of the same name in the Rioja Baja region. Out of the 2500 inhabitants of the village, 900...

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  • Mill Cellars Shiraz

    *This Shiraz also has a little Cabernet Sauvignon in it to add some structure. Plenty of brambly fruit on the palate backed with a touch of spice.* *About the wine maker:* In 1853, Bill Hardy’s great-great-grandfather Thomas Hardy started crafting wines in South Australia. Throughout...

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  • Monte Verde Merlot, Central Valley

    *Deep-coloured and intensely juicy yet light and supple on the palate; part of the blend is oak-aged, which softens the finish. *Deep-coloured and intensely juicy yet light and supple on the palate. 30% of the blend is oak aged which softens the finish. Chilean Merlots...

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  • Belvino Pinot Grigio Rosato Delle

    *A delicate pink wine full of fresh, summer-fruit aromas and flavours.* Made using pink-skinned Pinot Grigio grapes from the Venezie wine region. The wine is cool-fermented in stainless steel after a brief maceration on the skins to extract sufficient colour. A persistant mouse and...

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  • Whispering Hills White Zinfandel

    A beautiful deep salmon-pink coloured wine with loads of fresh summer-fruit flavours and lively acidity. Made in a medium style to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Perfect for anyone with the taste for summer-fruits. *Country: *USA *Type: *Rosé *Grape: *Zinfandel *Region: *California *ABV: *11% *Producer: *Whispering...

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  • Rare Vineyards Marsanne-Viognier

    *A blend of Rhone varieties grown in the warm vineyards of the Pays d’Oc region, Unoaked, displays amazing flavours of white pears and apricots combined with floral notes. The finish is soft and rounded.* Rare Vineyards Marsanne-Viognier is a blend of Rhône varieties. Grown in the warm...

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  • Mill Cellars Chardonnay

    *Mill Cellars Chardonnay is fruit-filled 'Aussie' Chardonnay with a very light touch of oak contact and bottled early to retain the freshness. * *A little about the Wine Maker: * Throughout five generations, the Hardy family have maintained their passion, and today, Bill, along with several other...

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  • Solstice Pinot Grigio delle Venezie

    *Refreshingly Dry with a hint of strawberry.* Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for Pinot Gris. Although the two names refer to a single grape variety, the wine styles they represent are clearly distinct from one another. The difference between Pinot...

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  • Riverstone Ridge Sauvignon Blanc

    *New Zealand. Marlborough. Sauvignon Blanc. Under £10. It's as Simple as that.* The grape must was fermented using classic cool-fermentation techniques and the wine briefly aged on its 'lees' to develop flavour complexity and weight on the palate. It exhibits ripe gooseberry and citrussy...

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  • Littleover Brewery

    *Tim Dorrington has been running his new enterprise, Littleover Brewery, for some months but has been a little wary of breaking cover and talking about it too much until he was absolutely sure he'd got his recipes right and customers were starting to take...

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  • Salopian

    *Salopian Brewery was founded as Snowdonia Brewery in 1994 by Brewer Martin Barry at his Pub in North Wales.  In 1995 he relocated  to Shrewsbury and renamed it Salopian (meaning of Shrewsbury). At that time it was the smallest commercial brewery in the country...

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  • InBev

    *AB InBev UK is part of the world’s leading brewer. They produce some of the world’s best known brands, including Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, as well as local favourites such as Bass and Boddingtons.* Their beers have been popular in the UK for...

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  • The tastiest dishes and Ale`s in Derby

    The Five Lamps real ale pub in Derby would like to draw the attention of all current and would be patrons of our establishment to the diverse range of traditional and highly nourishing food we are currently promoting on our menu. At the Five...

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  • Enhance Your Beer Experience

    As every beer lover knows, beer experience is great experience. With the beer you love, the right food to go with it and the intoxicating atmosphere of the pub, you are in a world of your own. And you have company to narrate...

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  • What's in the Beer Glass?

      Potential for greater enjoyment of your beer is what a beer glass basically offers. As the beer lands in the clear glass from the dark bottle, your sense of sight comes into play. The golden or brown or whatever other colour of your favourite...

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  • Real ale is good for you (part 3)

    Welcome to the third and final installation of the true health benefits a couple of pints of real ale can have on your body. Remember that here at the Five Lamps in Derby, we carry an extensive range of this healthy elixir at...

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  • Real ale is good for you (Part 2)

    Following on from our last post, here at the five Lamps in Derby, we have been doing a bit more research into the benefits real ale can have on regular drinkers. Once more, before we get into the post, we do emphasise these...

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  • Real ale is good for you (Part 1)

    The Five Lamps public house in Derby is currently advocating the benefits our traditional and local fare can have on our visiting patrons. As any guest to our traditional pub can tell you, we serve good a good pint, well that and a host...

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  • Real Ale is Alive!

    Real ale is living stuff. The yeast is live and fermentation is going on. Often served direct from the cask, real ale gives you the great flavours and aromas that makes drinking beer such a great experience. Ale is the traditional British beer fermented...

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  • Real Ale’s Drinkers Love the Five Lamps Derby

    The Five Lamps public house is located near the heart of the bustling city centre of Derby. A traditional pub serving good old fashioned hearty food, along with a wealth of real ales, the Five Lamps in Derby is a veritable home from...

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  • Everards

    *Everards has 170 pubs that vary from village inns to community locals. The first ever pint brewed was in 1849 making over 160 years still standing strong as a family run business.* *Latest News: *Everards are delighted to see the return of one of their...

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  • Peak Ales

    *Peak Ales opened in 2005 in converted, former derelict farm buildings on the Chatsworth estate. The brewery supplies around 30 local outlets and selected distributions. Peak Ales also supply seasonal beers.* *Latest News: *Peak ales are having their very first beer festival; Friday 11th -...

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  • Castle Rock

    *Castle Rock was established in 1998, and since then capacity has steadily increased with the largest expansion taking place 2010 when additional brewing equipment was installed in the neighbouring building giving a total capacity of 300 barrels a week. Castle Rock brewery provides many ales...

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  • Derby Brewing Company

    *Derby Brewing Company was set up in 2004, and have won awards for their ales such as Mercia IPA winning Gold back in October 2013. Seasonal beers are available including two new beers brewed each month.* *Latest news:* Derby Brewing Company is delighted by...

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  • Fish is not just for Fridays

    Fish is not just for Fridays!   Bygone traditions dictated that Friday was the day to eat fish, yet the succulent flavour and versatility of fish makes it a firm favourite any day of the week. When you step inside our inviting bar at the...

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  • Summer Ales and Food Pairing

    Much as with pairing wine and food, there are no hard and fast rules, and no right or wrong combinations. What constitutes the perfect match will ultimately come down to your personal taste, but the following suggestions may help to point you in the...

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  • Thornbridge Brewery

    *The first Thornbridge craft beers were produced in 2005 using a 10-barrel brewery, housed in the grounds of Thornbride Hall. The beers have gained considerable success with over 190 CAMRA and SIBA awards being won. This year in October, Thornbridge have won Silver for...

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  • Burton Bridge

    *The latest monthly Gold Medal special beer Entente Cordi-Ale[http://www.burtonbridgebrewery.co.uk/Bridge/Beers/Gold%20Medal/Entente.shtml] is now available. A brewery established in 1982, with an ever-changing range of seasonal/monthly beers and bottle-conditioned beers are available.* *Latest news: *Bottled Burton Porter has been awarded a silver medal in the 'Real Ale in a...

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  • Whim Ales

    *Whim Ales started in 1993 at The Whim Farm in The Derbyshire Dales, Peak District. They have a variety of real ales that are always available including seasonal ales. They are a ten barrel micro brewery specialising in producing top of the range cask...

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  • St Austell

    *St Austell was founded in 1851, with award winning beers such as Tribute, and Proper Job which are their most popular. St Austell Brewery is also the South West’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft...

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  • Oakham Ales

    *Oakham Ales first commissioning brew was on April 1st 2006... However, the brewery opened their new 75 brew house on Friday 13th October 2006 with a large variety of people celebrating the opening ceremony. A favourite ale to many was Citra, this was introduced...

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  • Arran Brewery

    *Arran brewery is one of the islands busiest visitor attractions and is pleased to welcome people from all over the world.*

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