Mrs RM is loving this house-hunting lark. Personally, a day spent cleaning our house ahead of a viewing or traipsing round someone else’s home is a day I could have been in Devon ticking pubs that don’t want me.
Thursday 28 August (yes, that far behind) produced 4:43 hours of travelling (starting at the Crow !), 4 house viewings, a bacon bagel, 2 flat whites, some Portuguese pastries and a half of Stout.
And this pretty drawing in my travel history (essential for reminding me who I am);
The Crow is a really good value Bed (but not Breakfast) with the sort of views I probably appreciate more than you.
So we had breakfast bagels in Coffee Boo near Hillsborough Park.
and running water that made me dash for an emergency loo stop near the cemetery gates. Bad move.
Ecclesall Road is a bit pricey, and busy for our discerning buyer, and plagued by bistros.
Two more viewings in Walkley, then a late lunch at Closed Shop, a former GBG regular which seems to be suffering a bit of handpump overload.
We were directed to our table before I could see the pumps and jam jars and I asked for a half of Stancil. “They’re all Stancil !“. One is plenty….
Mrs RM listened patiently to the lady explain all the beer styles and then asked “But which one is strongest ?”.
Friendly staff, landfill indie, a few work-at-home professionals round the corner, giant bay windows, proper seats.
Closed Shop was always more about the food than the beer, I thought, so a surprise to see lovely little Stancil run it.
The beer was decent enough (NBSS 3+ says Mrs RM, who had the pints), but if I could only eat in one pub forever I’d either choose this or Thai at the Wrestlers.
But I suspect, if I lived here, we’d be spending more time drinking just over the road…..