NOT HAUGHTY IN OUGHTIBRIDGE

Back to the Sheffield suburbs again, and the first legitimate commuter village you come to beyond the end of the tram line. Once I’m 3 weeks clear of my first jab and have all these pub “wine gardens” to explore I might give the tram a proper workout. “Sheffield Wine Gardens by t’Tram” will be available free to my Patronised readers.

I didn’t actually walk from Middlewood Tram Stop to Oughtibridge, but it’s only 25 minutes for fit people like me, and you get access to the glorious hills and thrills I recently explored at Birley Edge.

My photos were rubbish so here’s one from Tony Allsop’s excellent blog. Tony is to Sheffield walks what Will Larter is to scoring pubs “6”.

Oughtibridge itself is on first sight a little too dormitory village, bar FOUR pubs for 3,584 people and the Hagg Stones quarry, which is more hagg than stones if you know what I mean.

A group of lads just out of school eye me suspiciously before saying “alright mate” (not a question) and I head for the river, where just out of shot is a football still bobbing about on the water, deposited by a giant Ian Clarkson clearance in a Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham fixture in 1992. See if you can spot it.

The main activity on my trip was purchasing a can of fizzy mango juice and crossing the road to avoid schoolchildren (it’s been great to see them back this week, seemingly unscathed by the closure of pubs) and attempting to look inconspicuous while taking snaps of the four similar looking boozers.

Actually, that’s a bit of a cheat. The White Har is now Lulu Mae’s Bridalwear, which says a lot about the priorities of folk in Oughtibridge. Getting p****d, getting married, chips and fishing.

Though not necessarily in that order.

13 thoughts on “NOT HAUGHTY IN OUGHTIBRIDGE

  1. Some very nice photos – but you seem to have neglected the Sam Smith’s pub, the Travellers Rest. It’s slightly to the south of the crossroads and easily missed if you’re driving rather than walking. When I was there in 2014 it scored a surprising 6 on my Pubs Galore review: https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57760/.

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  2. just to pull you up on your rhyme, oughtibridge is pronounced “ootibridge” , if you walk up past the pigsty (hillsbrough) then turn left up clay wheels lane there’s a nice path through beeley woods straight to oughtibridge up the river don. also, if you walk up past the cock up the big hill you can end up in worral which has boozers! then come back down through wadsley which has more boozers! boozers eh, i miss them

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    1. Thanks Bobby Blade (?) . Yes, Chris from Halifax told me the pronunciation wrong so I came up with an alternative “Not Snooty in Oughtibridge” title – hope that’s OK !

      I’m going to do all those walks. We miss boozers here ;-()

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      1. we all miss millmoor, have you been to the new ground at all? it is pretty good for a new build and very handy for a pre match cutlers pint and a post match new york tavern pint

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  3. “โ€œSheffield Wine Gardens by tโ€™Tramโ€ will be available free to my Patronised readers.”

    Tempting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “I didnโ€™t actually walk from Middlewood Tram Stop to Oughtibridge, but itโ€™s only 25 minutes for fit people like me”

    I love how Middlewood doesn’t seem to be near any, um, woods. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “Tony is to Sheffield walks what Will Larter is to scoring pubs โ€œ6โ€.”

    He photoshopped in that horse thingy, didn’t he?

    “and the Hagg Stones quarry, which is more hagg than stones if you know what I mean.”

    Is it made from the bones of dead witches?

    “where just out of shot is a football still bobbing about on the water, deposited by a giant Ian Clarkson clearance in a Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham fixture in 1992.”

    (slow golf clap) ๐Ÿ™‚

    “and crossing the road to avoid schoolchildren”

    A wise move, wherever one is.

    “and attempting to look inconspicuous while taking snaps of the four similar looking boozers.”

    Here’s me not saying a WORD about the 2nd pub photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, was going to mention the 3rd one was the White Hare but:

    – I saw the stag sign and;

    – I saw the bridal shop sign… ergo it’s not for ladies with white hair. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Getting p****d, getting married, chips and fishing.”

    (guffaw)

    When we were stationed on the Queen Charlottes (now Haida Gwaii apparently) they had a great shop. It was called ‘Before and After’; lingerie on one side and maternity wear on the other. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers

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