Derby appears to be a city with no street signs - which is very tedious when it comes to finding pubs off main roads. Luckily I now have a new GPS phone & the Good Beer Guide on it.
The Brewery Tap is a corner pub with large windows, illuminating the pale wooden interior to make a bright & airy place. Welcoming barstaff & quiet pop music on the stereo (when was the last time you heard quiet music on a pub stereo!?) made it a welcome home after a busy day on the road.
There were ten handpulls on the bar, five from the owning brewery - Derby Brewing Company - and several quality keg beers. Diverse, quality beer was also available in bottles behind the bar. I had a Royal Burger with was a hand made burger with cheese & chips with the skins still on which was really rather good.
To top all of this was the beer platter called The Rack, which was a board with 5 thirds of beer on - one of each of the Derby Brewing Company's beers on the bar & a bowl of local cheese. I'd already had a Dashingly Dark & I'd seen a Siberia Saison from Ilkley I wanted. The barstaff swapped it in to accomodate me, no trouble!
A great pub with a friendly atmosphere & a great choice of beers.