Last Friday (though it feels like an eternity ago) you left me at the top of a giant mountain off Abbeydale Road, staring down at the crumbling Picture House.
I got down safely, clearly, otherwise you wouldn’t have Guess the Pub to entertain and torment you. On the Saturday I took James back, like in Lost, to explore more of the area commonly known as the rather snappy “Nether Edge on the Abbeydale Road leading to London Road via Highfield (wherever that is) and then to Little Sheffield, y’know, the takeaways stretch“.
All the shops look like this;
Well, not quite, but it’s a string of Asian stores and Italian delis that I could lazily compare with certain quarters of North Bristol but actually what came to mind was Penny Lane in Liverpool.
A lovable mix of grandeur, tat, useful things like “Swifties”, kebabs and unexpected craft beer.
Quite a few bottle shops and what I concluded was the Abbeydale Tap except it isn’t.
Coles Corner is EXACTLY the sort of place I came to Sheffield for; Mrs RM will do a crawl of all the Italian cafes and have a tiramisu in EVERY one to celebrate the end of Lockdown.
So much to look forward to, including the more robust looking Barry’s Bar (top), a mystery Marston beer at the Old Crown,
and the London Road Club, where life membership entitles you to unlimited cask Magnet from the barrel for £25 a month with your chip butty.
Later today we MAY find out when all these treasures will be ours to enjoy again.