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Pump It Up, Belper Town, Belper

Pub added by Aqualung .
39 Bridge Street
DE56 1AY

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Pump It Up

We visited this micropub mid Saturday afternoon, so all four of us did manage to get a seat. This former party shop does have limited space and the interior consisted of a small bar area in the right hand corner as you enter. There was a small window seat and a couple of tables and chairs. The walls were painted white and a couple of canvas photographs of poppy fields and a view of the old Mill in Belper added some attraction. My main attraction was the choice ales across the of six handpumps, they also had a choice of five craft keg. I went for the Shiny Disco Balls and the Dancing Duck Gol, both of which were in good shape and the pricing was very reasonable. The manageress and the couple of other drinkers were all very friendly and chatty, so a definite must when visiting Belper.

On 8th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Pump It Up

A true micropub, with no room to swing a cat and not much for lifting your beer glass once eight or nine people make it through the door. So it was surprising to see six hand pumps here - in fact, I was surprised to see a pub here at all, having not planned to be in Belper and finding the pub there as I stepped off the bus intending to catch a train to Derby. I asked the owner how he got on with that many real ales in such a small space - he said they use some pins as well as firkins, and sell beer on Sundays (open just 1 to 5) at £2.50 per pint, with Monday being closed, and this way any wastage is minimal. My half of Silver Street Ruby 4.7% was spot on, as was the Old Sawley Jobber 4.2% when I accidentally returned here a few days later with a couple of friends, our plans having been scuppered by the strike on Northern Trains so that we ended up on this East Midlands line instead.

On 14th December 2018 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about Pump It Up

Tiny one room with the bar to the right rear. Six hand pumps provided a decent selection of ales. Would return if back in the area.

On 16th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Pump It Up

I don't like visiting new venues during their opening week let alone on the Friday evening of that week. I only found out about this one a short while earlier from the friendly landlady of the Angels Micropub. It's small so it was full and I counted just twelve people. The tiny room seemed to be decorated entirely in white.
There were four beers available but I didn't have time and it was too busy to identify them all. I had a Dancing Duck DCUK (£3.00) which was excellent.
I'd like to return here to get a better feel for what it's like but more importantly to get an answer to the burning question as to whether it's named after the Elvis Costello song which is said to be Jeremy Vine's all time favourite track. I've given it a provisional 8 as instinct tells me I would like it at a more normal time.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 8
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