Look. A visit to a pub so new it’s not in the Beer Guide. Let’s hope it gets in next year, eh ?
More towns that Southerners have never heard of. Mind you some of them have never even heard of Stockport, Mudgie.
Actually, Chapeltown is an authentic suburb of Sheffield, and at least gets listed under the city in the Guide these days. It looks pretty self-standing to me.
This green bit of South Yorkshire between Sheffield and Barnsley is prime “Proper Pub” territory, with Guide entries in posh Wentworth, less posh Thorpe Hesley and Harley, and the wonderland that is Hoyland.
Chapeltown has one GBG regular that could well be in my Top 100 if I time my necessary follow-up visit when it’s actually open.
I do like a pub that keeps its Guide stickers in the window;
In fairness it was only closed because I tipped up at 11, when my choice is Spoons or Spoons.
Some interesting architecture on the way from the station, including the usual future micro pubs;
The Wagon & Horses has retained some of the Waggon’s pubbiness, including one obvious sign of a “Proper Pub”. Not sure where the other “g” went though.
My notes say
“It’s Christmas !!!”
which presumably refers to Rocking Rudolph’s flashing nose rather than the playlist, as Spoons don’t play music, do they ?
Another test of underlying Spoons quality here, and a pretty strong local cask line-up. I like the Acorn and Bradfield beers, even if they are written off as Boring Brown Bitters on Discourse.
Some of the cheeriest service I’ve had in a Spoons, and one of the best Eggs Royale. The Belgian Blue is a good beer well kept, but not really a breakfast drink.
I’ve rarely had more staff speak to me in a pub than in here, that’s South Yorkshire for you. They probably thought I was from Watford.
Lovely place, nice loos, no competition for the Commercial.