ENOUGH OF THE CANS, ROLL OUT THE BEER GARDENS

I felt shattered today, after all that heavy lifting yesterday.

SO tired, I had to turn to Mumsnet to lift my mood. Never mind Covid, or Simon’s new blog, or United’s title charge; this is what mums are worried about today.

The correct responses are, of course 1) Lorenzo, 2) Good morning to you, too, and 3) 56, Martin.

After that fun I went for a walk and admired the daffodils.

At night, I dream of pub gardens, and most recently I was confined to drinking in a tree house while BRAPA managed to get in the actual pub. I think it was on the Isle of Wight. If regression therapy is available I’ll keep you updated.

I’m sick of drinking at home, even though those Tiny Rebel birthday beers are AWESOME, as the other pub men say. The beer glass arrived separately, in its own massive box.

Nice glass though, lads.

There’s cask, as well, delivered to me door by the lovely Gardeners Rest in 4 pint tubs. Coincidentally, it lasts about 4 hours.

I’m hoping the Gardeners will be one of the pubs that opens its “wine gardens” to the public on the Glorious 12th, joining my local Spoons (top) and the Blind Monkey (marked as home on Bing Maps). Rawson Spring at 9am, Monkey at 4pm, pubs saved.

Reading the press, you might be getting excited about having your pub back in 5 weeks time, now the Government have kindly allowed you to sit in the carpark even though it’s not grassed over.

But don’t be surprised if not every boozer with a bit of tarmac can justify opening it just so you can cancel your Sunday lunch booking and complain about smokers outside.

Sheffield CAMRA are doing a sterling job recording the plans for 12/4 we know so far, and you’ll note it’s a patchy picture.

Sadly, not all pub outdoor areas look like this;

The reopening of hospitality is being fast-tracked as the government on February 22 laid out its staggered plan for the easing of lockdown restrictions

Not a tree house in sight there, either.

7 thoughts on “ENOUGH OF THE CANS, ROLL OUT THE BEER GARDENS

  1. I don’t know if you follow Neepsend Brewery: https://twitter.com/NeepsendBrewCo. Their new bottle shop opens tomorrow, just around the corner from the Wellington at Shalesmoor tram stop. I completely accidentally bumped into the owner on Sunday, when my walk took me past the Blake Hotel – he was loading some out of date beer into his van, so there may be some bargains to be had. Opening at 2pm, according to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoscoRoadLiquorStore

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    1. Thanks for the reminder, saw it on This Is Sheffield. I shall be there when it opens, it’s the most exciting thing to happen on that street since 1857. Possibly meagre blog material, though.

      Oooh, bargains. I’ll save you a Doom Bar.

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  2. “this is what mums are worried about today.”

    I blame the hormones.

    “If regression therapy is available I’ll keep you updated.”

    Hmm. Updating a regression. That’s seems like a contradiction. 😉

    “I’m sick of drinking at home,”

    It’s not for everyone. 🙂

    “Nice glass though, lads.”

    They should have wrapped it tighter in a smaller box. All the colours ran during delivery!

    “There’s cask, as well, delivered to me door by the lovely Gardeners Rest in 4 pint tubs. Coincidentally, it lasts about 4 hours.”

    Obviously Mrs RM was not partaking. 😉

    “now the Government have kindly allowed you to sit in the carpark even though it’s not grassed over.”

    Someone should grass those buggers up.

    “and you’ll note it’s a patchy picture.”

    Definitely a bit of a walk for you to be sure.

    “Not a tree house in sight there, either.”

    That’s because there’s hardly any trees in sight!

    Cheers

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  3. “There’s cask, as well, delivered to me door by the lovely Gardeners Rest in 4 pint tubs. Coincidentally, it lasts about 4 hours.” –Wow I didn’t realize you could get delivery cask; that seems like a very nice “next best thing” option during these closed-pub times. Does it taste any different from what you’d expect in a pub? Does it arrive chilled, or do you need to refrigerate it?

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  4. Yes indeed – very nice glass Martin – but it will probably be the box that will become an icon – hope you saved it! Vibrant Forest Brewery haven’t got any grass (or treehouses) either – just a big concrete forecourt next to the industrial units – but I’m sure looking forward to sitting there with a beer 🙂

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      1. Indeed it is – they acted quickly to get their own canning line installed last year after the pandemic started and I understand that their online shop sales are doing ok. They usually have a good selection of canned beers on their webshop if you fancy trying a few.:)

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