South Yorkshire ? Just Sheffield, innit ?
Home to great pubs and pub legends drinking Stones out of a can.
Sorry, Roger, I know that I foisted that on you.
We’ve just admitted to our neighbours that we may be leaving for Sheffield at some point.
“Sheffield ? That’s nearly Yorkshire, isn’t it ?”
Yes, man. According to the GBG it is.
Now, if I’m hoping to live there it ought to be in my Top 10, with long-standing Guide entries,
pubs with flood markers,
and pubs with proper cheap grub. Oh, you again, Fat Cat.
More than that, Sheffield is a place you’ll find 25 AND 55 year old blokes, like in the wonderful Ale House.
I believe they may have some breweries, too.
Good curry and kebabs in The Wicker or Kommune, and two Proper football grounds at Bramall Lane and Hillsborough, where I took this iconic shot at what may have been my last ever City match in March.
Those who say South Yorkshire is just
Meadowhall Sheffield have never seen Rotherham at sunset.
or the brutalist gems at Wath,
or the beauties of revitalised Doncaster, where our first son was conceived next to an overgrown graveyard,
or the decisive Landlady of Darton;
“What should I have then?”
“Ooh, I like the Sharps Sunset Red”
or our hero from Hoyland,
“There’s nowt such thing as bad beer, it’s just they that keep it that spoil it” – Brad, The Furnace
Who know what joys GBG21 will bring (I do, and I’m not telling you) ?
Oh, you think I forgot Barnsley ?
Barnsley is all fluffy jumpers, innit ?