I may do more short posts in 2018 so I don’t completely overlook minor gems like the Manor Barn in Kimberworth. before I junk these photos from my OneDrive (is that an Americanism ?).
A pleasing OS extract here, taking in Sheffield’s scary Meadowhall Mall (pronounced Mawl in the US), sewage works, MAGNA museum, the Trans Pennine Trail, Keppel’s Column, and some very cheap petrol. Oh, and the delights of Rotherham.
Quite how Kimberworth isn’t included within the Rotherham section of the GBG is one of the Guide’s enduring geographical mysteries.
Anyway, it’s a stiff walk from the station which reminds you how mixed Rotherham is, and how many lively dining pubs there are to the west of town.
The Manor Barn follows the Droppingwell and venerable Colin (honest) into the Guide, and I confess I was expecting an Ember Inn.
Instead it seemed to be full of folk out for beer and banter. In the week before Christmas. How can that be ?
High quality beer and banter too. Another appearance of the Belgian Blue, another NBSS 3.5 for a surprise Christmas beer.
Sure, it’s a bit old beams and upholstery,and there were more cardigans than you might have found in Greasbrough, but the jollity was completely enforced. How are the Millers doing these days ?
The Beer Guide and Rotherham CAMRA gets it right again, but how many of these folk will ignore Dryanuary and keep the Manor Barn going thru’ the winter ?