KELHAM ISLAND, BABY

Our first day as Northerners. If you’re lucky I’ll tell you “Why You Should Never Move House, Ever”.

Two trips to Big Yellow Storage in Hillsborough, a big shop in Morrisons, and an unexpectedly arty walk round Kelham Island.

Kelham is a different beast to the rough industrial suburb we all remember from the 90s.

It’s all flats and foccacia and fold up buggies now

We’re 10 minutes walk (Mrs RM – 20 minutes as she’ll get lost at the Aldi) from this classic.

I actually did an 8 pub crawl of Northern Sheffield 3 months after the 2007 floods.

The pubs are having to show a similar level of resilience now.

I can’t see the world famous Kelham Island Tavern embracing Tier 2, even with South Yorkshire Scotch eggs and a pint a possibility.

But they are doing a decent takeaway trade, at the sort of prices that encourage irresponsible drinking in your underpants rather than safe drinking in pubs.

Sadly, I succumbed to the North Riding and the Blue Bee.

NEVER get Mrs RM a chocolate beer. You’ll never hear the last of it.

19 thoughts on “KELHAM ISLAND, BABY

  1. The missus and I really ought to find our “Dunroamin” I suppose. Well, you know what they say “There’s no time like the future”

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  2. “Our first day as Northerners.”

    In the photo above, is that in homage of Family Guy’s ‘Peanut Butter Jelly Time’?

    “If you’re lucky I’ll tell you “Why You Should Never Move House, Ever”.”

    Waaay too late for that advice for me alas. 😉

    “It’s all flats and foccacia and fold up buggies now”

    Or, as some would say, ‘gentrification’.

    “We’re 10 minutes walk (Mrs RM – 20 minutes as she’ll get lost at the Aldi) from this classic.”

    Classic indeed. Pete Brown, in his book ‘The Pub’, says it’s been a beacon for 40 years or so.

    “The pubs are having to show a similar level of resilience now.”

    (sigh)

    “at the sort of prices that encourage irresponsible drinking in your underpants rather than safe drinking in pubs.”

    Pfft! The only person in danger when I make my way ‘home’ (i.e. from my computer room to my bedroom) is me.*

    * – oh, ok, maybe the better half when I get there. 🙂

    “Sadly, I succumbed to the North Riding and the Blue Bee.”

    Not mixed together in one pint glass!

    (looks down)

    Ah, forgot; takeaway only. 😦

    “NEVER get Mrs RM a chocolate beer. You’ll never hear the last of it.”

    What about pumpkin beer? 😉

    Cheers

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    1. Argh. You really need an ‘edit’ button…

      “says it’s been a beacon for 40 years or so.”

      That should read ‘a beacon FOR TICKERS’. (sigh)

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      1. “Not just for tickers. A classic pub beloved by folk who like pubs 😉”

        Too bloody right. I should have just left it as ‘a beacon’. 🙂

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