PARKGATE – IT’S NOW OR NEVER

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Plenty of notice for the Elvis night at the Fitzwilliam, anyway. Mind, you’re never more than 50 yards from an Elvis night in Rotherham.

And increasingly, you’re never more than 237 yards from a new micropub. I almost did this one, round the corner from the Something Brew Inn…

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Not quite open

But my next GBG tick was only ten minutes back down the hill.

Parkgate

Loads to admire/be horrified by on this walk.

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Beer designs banned by CAMRA

A lively mix of pet shops,

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One for Lady Sinks the Booze

antique shops, music emporiums, vaping stores and pubs in varying states of distress.

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Sadly, Matthew, no cassettes
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R.I.P.
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Described as Sportsman -Pub for Hire

The Little Haven isn’t winning any CAMRA heritage awards.

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Functional
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Cosy seats with view to Indian restaurant
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Quirky beer garden

but they don’t waste money that could be spent keeping a place cheery and the beer cheap, and I fell for it hard.

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Flights !
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Love those tall fonts

Again, beers that real people drink.

A chap drinking a cup of tea said “Hello” and we spent 20minutes comparing the north and south, as you do.

He’d seen the world, and probably knew more about Harlow and Rochford than I did.

Decent beer from Chantry, and no lurking brewery rep to offend.

And Elvis in the Gents. Not eating a hamburger.

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15 thoughts on “PARKGATE – IT’S NOW OR NEVER

  1. Ah we did those two the other way round after Rotherham away the other week. Both very busy on a Saturday evening. Rawmarsh very lively in fact.
    ‘Cheery and cheap’ is spot on for this one.

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