Magpie and Crown, The

The Magpie and Crown

Beer is clearly taken seriously here: there are six real ales on at all times, plus a handful of Belgian beers (including Kwak and Kriek Boon) on tap. Bottles might include more Belgian classics, plus some from Germany and the UK (which included Cumbria's highly-rated Hardknott Brewery on a recent visit). It's great to see a normal, down-to-earth pub (check out the fruit machine and pool table) with a real passion for beer: there's even a beer menu.