A rare appearance by a long-forgotten Culture Club single from that summer of ’83, and a rare appearance by our two lads, pictured in a Sheffield pub on Saturday morning.
This was a flying visit to check our undergrad lad was eating “properly“. He certainly demolished a Balti at 7 Spices near Shakespeare’s.
You’ll be impressed by the lacings on the Cobra and the mango lassi.
A tremendously cheery curry house, though the lentils were lagging behind the lacings in the 7 Spices on this occasion.
In the morning we met up at Depot Bakery in Neepsend, a suburb which is overtaking Kelham Island as Hipster HQ. Mrs RM tried to get the boys to pose for a sibling cuddle for their grandparents, a venture doomed to failure. Sourdough to match that place next to Cask Ancoats.
Matt is quite taken with this “new” Sheffield. Next door to the Depot is the Cutlery Works, a giant food court to rival Mackie Mayor. Decent keg but payment arrangements designed to irritate.
And next to that is the Church (Temple of Fun) , opened last year by Bring Me The Horizon’s frontman. That last bit will mean something to those of you under 25, I guess.
I only knew about Church because I scour What Pub for pre-emptive ticks.
“100% Vegan bar, eatery, games arcade and clothes shop” . And one hand pump, so a GBG entry is technically possible, in an alternate universe.
11.30am, the gamers have taken over the pods.
I can see Stafford Paul heading here for the keg,
Unwisely, I bought Mrs RM a half of the cask, as Brass Castle rarely disappoint.
Sadly, a little “sharp” (NBSS 2.5). Whereas the clothing is strictly slacker.
Matt has already decided Uni is not for him, but I suspect an apprenticeship in retail in Sheffield would suit him well.