THE CLOSED PUB TILING PORN TRAIL

Days in SheffieldFour.

Pubs visitedZero. This isn’t going well, is it ?

Sourdough0.5 of a loaf (Aldi).

Arguments about wallpaperZero.

Calories walked off – 2,672. Mostly walking UP the hill from the A61 to our humble abode a minute from the Blind Monkey.

Mrs RM STILL hasn’t made it back from the Premier store at the foot of a 1:5 descent, but she will, she will. Hopefully she’s found some Polish beer.

If Sheffield remains stuck in Tier 3 today I’ll be stuck wandering the suburbs of Sheffield looking at flat-roof estate pubs and graffiti, searching out Flat Blacks and sourdough. And drinking Polish beer.

Plenty of pub porn for you. These are the windows at the Hillsborough Hotel (R.I.P.), for many years the default accommodation option for visiting pub tickers. A sad loss.

I crossed the Don into Neepsend, whose eponymous brewery’s Blonde would make an excellent birthday present for my favourite blonde tomorrow. I can get her to lug one of those 2 litre kegs up the hill.

For a pint of Neepsend Blonde in a plastic cup in a room with peeling wallpaper, what does this line say ?

I can’t tell you much about the Fairfield Inn (formerly Owl, Muff Inn). What Pub reckons it might re-open soon; I have my doubts.

The walk through Neepsend is a joy for fans of grit and gentrification (pick me !, pick me !),

Kelham flea market

and you arrive at a pub in rather better shape.

I’ve driven past the scaffolding-clad Ship 20 times this month, waiting to admire that tiling, and now I can.

It may be a bit longer before I can enjoy the artisan gin and Pale Rider within, so at the moment I’m stuck with the hardship of takeaways like this one at the Fat Cat.

Gotta be the Anniversary Ale, hasn’t it ?

23 thoughts on “THE CLOSED PUB TILING PORN TRAIL

      1. Flooding is frequent in the Welland Valley, but always ‘over there’, we laugh…

        What colour are you painting your jetty and boathouse Martin?

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  1. Welcome to Sheffield, I’m sure you are looking forward to pubs being able to open to drink in as much as I am, still lots of good beer to enjoy at home and a great city to potter around!

    Farfield Inn was sold to a local company that has various old properties in a queue of being restored or converted into pubs. They already have the Riverside Cafe (Leppings Lane) and Wentworth (Carbook) in business and the Two Rivers (near Victoria Quay) opening soon whilst the Barrow Boys (near the bus station in the arch under Commercial Street bridge) and the long since flood damaged Farfield Inn as future projects to restore and reopen.

    Hillsborough Hotel now has planning permission to be converted into a house of multiple occupancy.

    Incidentally, all this talk of the incredibly steep hill, have you discovered bus 135 yet? https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/timetabledetails/60ef0ddf-dab4-40e7-9d8e-dd2da8a16331

    Pubs doing takeaway: https://sheffield.camra.org.uk/2020/11/tiers-after-lockdown/

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    1. Thanks very much, Andrew, and thanks for filling in the gaps. Your website is incredibly useful, I’ve been using that takeaway info; I always rated Beer Matters very highly too.

      The steep walks are half the reason we moved to Sheffield !

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  2. Bad timing by the people who bought the Farfield Inn with a view to reopening as a pub. I guess they’re hoping the “gentrification” of Kelham Island will gradually spread further up the Don Valley. They might have a long wait.

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  3. Apologies for my hiatus but work/covid/tier 3/ etc etc just driving me mad! I take it you have moved to Sheffield – less than an hour from me!!!! That’s handy…although of course all pubs will be shut aside from GK Flaming Grill pubs and Vintage Inns by the middle of March

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    1. We’ve missed you ! Hope you’re well, the last 2 weeks have been manic so I haven’t kept my Shoot league tables of commentators up-to-date but I suspect Russ is catching up, despite being suspended in the first few months of the season.

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      1. “but I suspect Russ is catching up, despite being suspended in the first few months of the season.”

        Pfft! I (usually) only post once per post. Not like some of you lot that do the old ‘back and forth’. 🙂

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      2. “I thought it was a long-term suspension?”

        Sadly, it was a hiatus that (sometimes) turns into a perceived suspension mainly out of embarrassment at being away so long (blush).

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  4. “THE CLOSED PUB TILING PORN TRAIL”

    You had me at… tiling. 🙂

    “Arguments about wallpaper – Zero.”

    Egad. The chances of that are… astronomical!

    “to our humble abode a minute from the Blind Monkey.”

    Is that you walking or Mrs RM? Because that will change the possibilities you know. 😉

    “Mrs RM STILL hasn’t made it back from the Premier store at the foot of a 1:5 descent,”

    I rest my case. 🙂

    “Plenty of pub porn for you.”

    Point of order. I do believe, if you’re not talking about, ahem, real porn, you’re supposed to type it as pron.

    “whose eponymous brewery’s Blonde would make an excellent birthday present for my favourite blonde tomorrow.”

    You’re five days apart in birthdays? We’re 2 days apart. Well done you!

    “what does this line say ?”

    The ant thinking machine from Prachett? In the Unseen University?

    “What Pub reckons it might re-open soon; I have my doubts.”

    If it’s like the crap they’re trying to pull over here, it will be a non-profit, free-housing for homeless*.

    * and by ‘free’ I mean paid for by those of us who, you know, actually pay taxes

    “Kelham flea market”

    Ah. I was going to say a micropub unsure of which direction they should go in.

    “I’ve driven past the scaffolding-clad Ship 20 times this month, waiting to admire that tiling, and now I can.”

    But sadly, only from the outside.

    “Gotta be the Anniversary Ale, hasn’t it ?”

    For Mrs RM? Definitely! 🙂

    Cheers

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