I need to get out and about, but I can’t go till I have a shopping list that will include (large) screw-in light bulbs, cream crackers and cheese.
Actually, just got cheese sorted on-line.
Yes, I’ve ordered cheese from Leeds. Cheesy Leeds. I’ll let you know what it’s like.
I am THRILLED to learn I can look inside pubs on Google Maps.
Ideally, I’d have liked a look inside this classic,
but the New Barrack Tavern will have to do for starters.
The New Barrack is just down the hill from me in Hillsborough; I could probably reach it on a sled in 2 minutes this morning with a sharp left turn when I reach the tram line.
It’s my second closest GBG pub, after the Blake, and I’d been looking forward to a revisit (ticked before Wednesday 2 v Barnsley 1 in 2001, fact fans).
So here’s a virtual re-tick, courtesy of Andy Savage and Google.
Apart from mobility scooters, the other signs of a Proper Pub are bench seating, “Electric Dreams ’80s Night”,
and a warren of little rooms, each more inviting than the next.
Obviously, one beer is plenty and all that, but they probably get through that Old Skool line-up.
Great bay windows with a view out to industrial Sheffield and a scarily positioned dart board.
Look very closely and you’ll see a tribute to the Wednesday team that beat Man U in the 1991 League Cup Final. Mind, ANYONE can beat Man U in the League Cup these days.
Gorgeous stuff. I hope the Landlord and team are all well and survive this nightmare. We’ll never take them for granted again.