Lansdowne Arms, Derry Hill, Wiltshire   3 comments

Lansdowne Arms Derry Hill sign

The run had been a struggle and it didn’t help that Derry Hill is straight up and the road has little-to-no shoulder (verge) but I arrived at the Lansdowne Arms only 5 minutes after the doors opened.  However, the place really looks less pub-like inside than restaurantesque.  No matter, there was Old Timer (a Wadworth seasonal brew) awaiting this old-timer and while it was vastly overpriced it was just what I needed at the 10.7 mile mark.

2015-01-18 old timer map and timetable at the lansdowne

A fellow I suspect to be the chef (and who I also suspect might be the landlord) arrived behind the bar with an apron wrapped insufficiently around his waist and sleeves rolled up to his armpits — a good look on a large man. He grabbed a pitcher and mumbled something about how that ‘would do’ then headed out to the side garden area.

No one spoke which was surprising as this isn’t prime runner’s territory and I was covered in mud and rural debris and drenched with sweat in the still-nearly-freezing weather.  Again, not so much a bar as a diner, but every pub is a crap shoot.  Having satisfied my curiosity and thirst, I restarted the run to catch the bus for Swindon at the nearest stop (in Studley).

Lansdowne Arms Derry Hill



Posted January 18, 2015 by Drunken Bunny in Endless British Pub Crawl, Pubs

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