First of all, this is what happens when your son comes back from Sheffield Uni and nicks your internet capacity to play his incomprehensible computer games (Not FIFA 94);
The star building, which I believe won a Prince Charles award a few years back is the majestic village hall. Jack the Beanstalk isn’t, as I hoped, a hip hop musical.
Now I’ll take BeerMat’s view that the pubs in Knowle are good boozers, which is a surprise since they basically comprise the full set of chain dining pubs.
Ember, Chef & Brewer, Toby Carvery, and some Scandibar down a hidden alleyway.
There’s a lot of Chinese takeaways in town, which is always a good sign.
I’m always surprised to find a micro pub open, particularly at lunchtime.
The most noticeable thing about all these micros like the Ale Rooms is that I’m ALWAYS the first person in, which is NEVER the case in a Spoons or a Rose & Crown.
“If I’m up I might as well be open” said the owner, who was combining chatting with me with bringing barrels up and doing six months paperwork. Or something.
“Oh, you’ve got beers I’ve heard of !” I said, a little too enthusiastically.
A cosy place, with proper seating, good foamy Holdens (NBSS 3/3/5) and a chatty owner.
Oh, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.