AN OUGHTI-DENDUM

You seem to have neglected the Sam Smith’s pub, the Travellers Rest” says Will, responding to this morning’s post.

Some people would have gone back in November and checked, but not me. Within TEN MINUTES of reading Will’s admonishment I was hitting the A61, and the delightfully bumpy tram line up to Oughtibridge.

In truth, I knew the Travellers Rest was there, but when I walked past the back of it I saw a big sign pronouncing “Daisy Chain Day Care” and assumed Sir Humphrey had sold it on his way to the Cow & Calf for his favourite pudding.

But here it is;

Oooh, Strouts Brewery windows,

and a ghostly shadow at the door.

Well, this can go on the To Do list, but if you can’t wait for my visit there’ll be some good photos on Page 66 of the Sheffield CAMRA Heritage Pub guide.

No real ale, but who goes to a Sam Smiths pub for cask OBB these days ?We go to complain about their 2020 price increases and drink the keg stout, and admire the tiling.

I admired the A-Z of positive feelings in the window nearby.

And hit the hills.

21 thoughts on “AN OUGHTI-DENDUM

      1. Surely no evidence of this yet? The schools have only been back a week, and less than that in many cases, given the staggered starts.

        Don’t start putting ideas into Chris Whitty’s head, as he’s already predicting the next arrnageddon.

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      2. Many children of key workers were already back (half of schoolchildren here) and I’m already reading about whole classes sent home to pass the virus on to parents in their 30s and 40s. Senseless not to vaccinate the very people you were about to expose to the virus by reopening schools.

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  1. I had to look up Xian and Xenia. Apparently the former is Chinese and refers to Taoism – it means immortality, or a person who is spiritually immortal. The latter is Greek for ‘guest-friendship’ or ‘ritualized friendship’. or the moral obligation to be hospitable to foreigners and guests – so quite appropriate for a public house to have in its window.

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      1. Yes, of course, in one of Humphrey’s pubs you would have to put the positive words in a text message or a tweet.

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  2. My word! If by some strange quirk you’re not already missing the pub, a flick through that Sheffield Heritage Pubs book should stir the passion. I see why you moved to Sheffield now, somebody forgot to destroy all the historic interiors up there. Will folk be eulogising about pastel walls, high tables, and laminate flooring in years to come I wonder…

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      1. I don’t know anything about Basingstoke, but I do know that Sheffield Camra has a very enthusiastic and pro-active pub heritage leader, and I think he has probably included rather more pubs than another archivist would have done. I like that it gives people a reason for coming to see Sheffield’s pubs, but I’m sure other areas could polish their own haloes in the same way that he has.

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      2. Sheffield is a bit like Stockport CAMRA; a well-sized branch with a team of all the talents that have the time and motivation to promote their pubs very well.

        A man who has not been to Basingstoke is in possession of a motor vehicle or a train ticket. Ask Citra.

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      3. I’d prefer the heritage books to be more inclusive, celebrating surviving aspects of pubs even when the whole has been altered significantly. It does annoy me a little when a pub is dropped from a section of the inventory merely because of a technicality. I suppose a line has to be drawn somewhere, but it’s all important if it hasn’t been totally blandified like so much has round my way.

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      4. I agree, pubs aren’t museums, and I think some CAMRA members would prefer to see the back of the sweary locals playing darts and the karaoke but keep pointless bar 19th century features.

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  3. “Within TEN MINUTES of reading Will’s admonishment I was hitting the A61, and the delightfully bumpy tram line up to Oughtibridge.”

    Hang on. That photo below is the same one from the previous post!
    (https://retiredmartin.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/oughtibridge-1.png) 🙂

    “In truth, I knew the Travellers Rest was there, but when I walked past the back of it I saw a big sign pronouncing “Daisy Chain Day Care” and assumed Sir Humphrey had sold it on his way to the Cow & Calf for his favourite pudding.”

    Sigh. I never know when you’re having us on. This isn’t one of them as I Googled ‘Daisy Chain Day Care Sheffield’. Even if it is really just next door. 😉

    “and a ghostly shadow at the door.”

    That looks… familiar. 🙂

    “I admired the A-Z of positive feelings in the window nearby.”

    That looks more like U-Z.

    “And hit the hills.”

    Dead witches!

    Cheers

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    1. “Hang on. That photo below is the same one from the previous post!” – It’s the map extract, Russ, it’s the same one as I made the exact same journey as I did 3 days earlier when I missed the Travellers Rest despite marking it on the map !

      A-T follows. It’s an Australian print so it’s upside down.

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  4. “it’s the same one as I made the exact same journey as I did 3 days earlier when I missed the Travellers Rest despite marking it on the map !”

    Ah, that explains it. Good excuse. 🙂

    Cheers

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