ARTISANAL IN S6

Mrs RM has joined the Wonderful Walkley Facebook page.

Not much about pubs on it, so far. Not even many reminiscences about The Rose House, the only pub on South Street, Walkley’s main drag.

I can’t wait to get in here and see whether they’ve got Bass on (SPOILER : **)

With the Rose, and the Florist round the corner,

it’s not surprising that Walkley boasts so many independent plant shops.

But it’s also got takeaways, including 3 options for Crispy Shredded Beef in a mile and a brand new kabab/pizza/burger combo called Turquoise.

Look at the very first question that Walkley want answered about the kebabs;

Vegan tendencies aside (joking, I love vegan food), the locals seems nice, offering free photo frames, Roget’s thesauruses and reuniting children Pub tickers with their dropped pub mascots.

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Yesterday I saw an old chap struggle up Carr Road, the steep route from home to Walkley Village, with a metal pin of Bradfield’s Belgian Blue.

Where had it come from ? The specialist beer shop ? The back door of the pub ? ASDA ?

No, from Beeches, the famed Butcher/Post Office/Deli which also offers this curated selection from local Abbeydale, Bradfield and Thornbridge. Good job we don’t drink at home.

Cross the road to Gerry’s and you can experience the rush of joy you get when spending £4.10 on a loaf of bread, confident in the knowledge that comments like “HOW MUCH !” will surely follow from southerners.

So, it’s all woke and bespoke in Walkley.

No, after YOU.

17 thoughts on “ARTISANAL IN S6

    1. Scott,
      We were nearly barred from the Gunmakers at Mount Pleasant when someone I was with made such a comment on being surprised at the price of his pint.

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    2. Just like crafties, spending more than £4 on a loaf/pint is a sign of taste and refinement. There is/was a bakery in Shrewsbury (near the Loggeheads) that sold bread for £2. A slice.

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      1. Dave,
        Yes, maybe covered with a cheese-based sauce, grilled and known locally as Welsh rarebit.
        ( The Italians copied it and it’s been a great success renamed Pizza )

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  1. Oi oi!
    Talking of syrups, what’s it with the old septics, and this geezer of a president who’s on his way out?
    I mean, did you ever see one like it?
    He says it’s real barnet, and yeah, we’ll take his word for that, but the burning question has to be whether he’s its first owner?

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    1. Well, Pat, yours is exactly the sort of insightful contribution this blog needs.

      I’ve always been amazed how obsessed the Yanks are with their teeth. They’re very vain, aren’t they ?

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  2. “ARTISANAL IN S6”

    I still snicker at artisanal as a word.

    “I can’t wait to get in here and see whether they’ve got Bass on (SPOILER : **)”

    I shan’t look!
    (until I get to the end)

    “it’s not surprising that Walkley boasts so many independent plant shops.”

    Where else are all your nearby pubs going to get the plants that you can pour you beer into? 😉

    “Look at the very first question that Walkley want answered about the kebabs;”

    Vegan bloody kebabs? Blimey!

    “and reuniting children Pub tickers with their dropped pub mascots.”

    I’m guessing that’s yours, because he’s pink?

    “Good job we don’t drink at home.”

    You don’t know what you’re missing. 🙂

    “and you can experience the rush of joy you get when spending £4.10 on a loaf of bread,”

    Crickey! I thought folk move ‘oop north’ because it’s cheaper!

    “So, it’s all woke and bespoke in Walkley.”

    No kidding!

    Cheers

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    1. Oh yes, I’d forgotten the symbiotic relationship between pubs and plant pots.

      And yes, it is cheaper up North, for most thing. Houses, trams, beer, football. But stuff made by hand by clever people rather than in industrial over still costs what it would cost in east London !

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