Just what you need after a day shopping and watching the World Cup
Nerja is a great place to go shopping, there is so much to buy and so little time to buy it, or, so I’m told.
My family were over for a stay in Nerja with Nerja Beach Holidays and a trip to the centre was on the cards. Ale-Hop has relocated, not very far, just around the corner from the original shop. There is always something you need from Ale-Hop.
Ale-Hop? What is Ale-Hop?
Originally from Gata de Gorgos (Alicante), Vicente Grimalt, the founder and manager of our brand, set out in his professional career in 1968. At that time, he was working in door-to-door sales of products from his hometown, notably the famous wicker bags and hats. A few years later, in 1990, he founded the company CLAVE DENIA S.A., which was dedicated to wholesale. Read more.
If like us, you have been calling the shop “Ale Hop” for the last umpteen years, then you are wrong. The proper pronunciation is “Allez-hop!” and is of French origin. It translates as “off you go” or”so, there you go”…so, there you go.
I digress: Being as I didn’t need any shopping, and neither did my brother-in-law, we decided to catch the second half of the Wales v Iran world cup game. As luck would have it, there was a bar just opposite the Ale-Hop shop. We had a large beer and free tapa (very nice, pork Pinchos Morunos) and the tapa was lovely! That’s more than we could say for the Wales result; they lost 2 – nil.
Cochran’s Irish Pub
After a bit of shopping, we decided to give Cochran’s a visit. As it was a lovely sunny day, decided to take a seat on the terrace. If you have never been to Cochran’s, give it a go. The terrace overlooks the Mediterranean and the area between the Balcon de Europa and El Salon Beach. The terrace has plenty of seating and there is a bar and waiter service. Check the site out.
We decided on some refreshments, beer and wine and also a bite to eat. One of the items on the menu was a platter of mixed items. Stuffed Jalapenos, deep-fried Brie cheese, onion rings and chicken wings, served with a little salad and a BBQ sauce. Just enough to keep us going before we got to the apartment
If you are visiting Nerja, why not give Cochran’s Irish Pub a visit?