DOING THE DUDE IN WORRALL

Exciting developments this week in Retired Martin Towers as the floorboards are ripped up under the “Constant Change Contract” signed by Mrs RM. It’s keeping Sheffield tradesmen in work, so let us be thankful for that.

I just want to be outside in the pub gardens fresh air, enjoying Spring, as I get no peace indoors.

But I was delighted to escort Mrs RM to the edge of the peak, just beyond the urban sprawl of Hillsborough. In fact, when I visit the actual pubs, I’ll walk the 20 minutes from the end of the tram line.

This week we walked from Worrall (pop. 1,306) to Oughtibridge (pop. 3,584) without Mrs RM being attacked by the killer goats that plague her rural ramblings, and admired the daffodils if not the rather overrated Hagg Stones.

Worrall has a picture perfect little green and a village sign that isn’t covered with dead insects. Draw your own conclusions.

Pub 1, the Blue Ball has been quite vocal on Twitter about re-opening, and seems to be gearing up for a big 12 April re-opening with pizza oven and those Bradfield Tim Taylor beers that Will (7/10) Larter raves about. Or was it Abbeydale ?

To spice things up, the legendary Alan corrected the map here, while Will was almost roped in on a performance of “Frosty the Snowman“. Worrall Male Voice Choir.

Local musical entertainment has gone upmarket since then.

Great Tennant Brothers windows in the Ball, a descriptive hanging sign and more Bradfield v Tim Taylors in the Shoulder of Mutton.

Will was back on 6/10 form when he visited 3 years ago, noting this bit of pubbery (?).

Highlight of the visit, though, was this exchange at the bar: (Barman to colleague) “Can you serve this dude?”. (Me) “Not sure I’m a dude.” (Barman) “You are.”

He is.

12 thoughts on “DOING THE DUDE IN WORRALL

      1. Electrician adding sockets as there was one socket per bedroom and that was on wrong side of each room. We had a full electrical survey which threw up a few other issues which are being resolved next week but nothing major.

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      2. “Electrician adding sockets as there was one socket per bedroom and that was on wrong side of each room.”

        And that’s partly why my 10 foot by 12 foot man shed/pub has about 12 outlets installed. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers

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  1. “Itโ€™s keeping Sheffield tradesmen in work, so let us be thankful for that.”

    Yikes! And at least they were willing to work. These days, with everyone doing ‘renos’, it could take weeks to get someone in!

    “I just want to be outside in the pub gardens fresh air, enjoying Spring, as I get no peace indoors.”

    That’s why I’m building my own pub. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    (with the blessings of my darling wife, of course!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    “But I was delighted to escort Mrs RM to the edge of the peak,”

    And… push her off? (kidding!)

    “without Mrs RM being attacked by the killer goats that plague her rural ramblings,”

    A bit like the High Passes in the Wandering Inn.*

    * – my favourite free online book for the past 8 months!

    https://wanderinginn.com

    “Worrall has a picture perfect little green and a village sign that isnโ€™t covered with dead insects. ”

    Bloody hell. Your daffs are out already? My crocuses are a month late.

    “Pub 1, the Blue Ball has been quite vocal on Twitter about re-opening, and seems to be gearing up for a big 12 April re-opening with pizza oven and those (Bradfield) Tim Taylor beers”.

    Pfft. The Old Bank of England Pub on Fleet Street has them beat:

    https://www.brianmicklethwaitsnewblog.com/2021/03/22/a-london-bus-being-craned-into-a-pub-garden-in-fleet-street/

    “Local musical entertainment has gone upmarket since then.”

    I’m… not so sure about that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “Highlight of the visit, though, was this exchange at the bar: (Barman to colleague) โ€œCan you serve this dude?โ€. (Me) โ€œNot sure Iโ€™m a dude.โ€ (Barman) โ€œYou are.โ€

    He is.”

    But… three years on that might not be true any more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers

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    1. This post was put in “Pending” for some reason, Russ, forcing you to write it out again. ALMOST perfect. I will leave the original here for future pub blog scholars to ponder over.

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  2. “Itโ€™s keeping Sheffield tradesmen in work, so let us be thankful for that.”

    At least you can get them to bloody show up!

    “But I was delighted to escort Mrs RM to the edge of the peak,”

    And… push her off? (kidding!)

    “without Mrs RM being attacked by the killer goats that plague her rural ramblings,”

    A bit like the High Passes in my (free!) favourite online book for the past 8 months. The Wandering Inn:

    https://wanderinginn.com

    “Worrall has a picture perfect little green and a village sign that isnโ€™t covered with dead insects. ”

    Your daffs are already blooming? My bloody crocuses are a month late!

    “Pub 1, the Blue Ball has been quite vocal on Twitter about re-opening, and seems to be gearing up for a big 12 April re-opening with pizza oven and those (Bradfield) Tim Taylor beers that Will (7/10) Larter raves about.”

    Pfft. The Old Bank of England pub in Fleet Street has them beat:

    https://www.brianmicklethwaitsnewblog.com/2021/03/22/a-london-bus-being-craned-into-a-pub-garden-in-fleet-street/

    “Local musical entertainment has gone upmarket since then.”

    I’m… not so sure about that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “Highlight of the visit, though, was this exchange at the bar: (Barman to colleague) โ€œCan you serve this dude?โ€. (Me) โ€œNot sure Iโ€™m a dude.โ€ (Barman) โ€œYou are.โ€

    He is.”

    Back then maybe. But a lot can change in 3 years. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers

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