DARNALL DELIGHTS

More suburban strolling, then I must get back to Guess the Pub or Lorenzo will have withdrawal symptoms.

I finally made it to Darnall this week, though I saved Handsworth and the High Hazels (sounds like a pub rock band from the mid-70s) for a rainy day.

Just east of centre, south of Greenland, north of the Parkway., Darnall has more mosques that purveyors of mosaic DIPA sours, but of course these things can change rapidly.

The main car park is occupied by an underused Covid testing centre, so I find a place next to Seven Hills Tyres,

and the Floral & Horticultural Institute Social Club, whose appeal faltered when they dropped Flowers IPA (possibly).

I am Darnall’s only visitor” is the alternative title for this blog post, though surely the ghost signs here are a magnet for the adventurous tourist ?

Staniforth Road, the main drag, is a succession of charcoal grills and cookie bars, which I somehow resist.

Instead I admire the shiny new NHS buildings across the road.

Sadly, Sheffield CCG staff are banned from drinking at lunchtime, so THE ONLY PUB in town is denied their custom, and the Terminus Tavern sits, forlorn, waiting for a retiredmartin.com visit in May.

The great Will Larter took a photo but stayed outside. A quick Google reveals almost nothing about the Tavern, bar this cheery piece;

A man needed 167 stitches after he was slashed across his neck, face and arms in a stabbing at the Terminus Tavern, Darnall, Sheffield, in April 2017. His attacker was jailed for 16 years.”

I’m not scared.

I walked the less-than-mean streets looking for evidence of Darnall’s once thriving pub scene. Let the trees reveal;

An hour well spent, with the joy of a Sizzling pub over in Handsworth to come. The locals have even provided a resting spot to break your journey. The green sofa is my pick.

12 thoughts on “DARNALL DELIGHTS

  1. Ha. My agent will be wanting appearance fees. Guess the pub? Yes, missed out on the last one when Bill blurted out the answer just as everyone else was warming up. Wouldn’t have got it any rate, too clever for me.

    Flowers? Yes, whatever happened to that? Used to see it about a bit more. Perhaps I just get out less these days, or maybe I go to better places (please excuse my beer snobbery). 🍻

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      1. I don’t blame you at all, Bill. They’re there to be guessed. Suggest answering “Aha, it’s the *r*** *x** isn’t it” or similar. Perhaps it should be debated in Parliament.

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      2. I’ll try “Aha, it’s the *r*** *x** isn’t it” for the next one, which will be the Red Lion or something and make a complete tit of myself.

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  2. “south of Greenland”

    Pretty much everything is south of Greenland*. πŸ˜‰

    “whose appeal faltered when they dropped Flowers IPA (possibly).”

    (slow golf clap)

    “though surely the ghost signs here are a magnet for the adventurous tourist ?”

    Blimey. It’s like a cheap (and local) version of Angkor Wat.

    “Sadly, Sheffield CCG staff are banned from drinking at lunchtime”

    Is that a health thing? Hopefully they can’t have high calorie meals either. πŸ˜‰

    “β€œA man needed 167 stitches after he was slashed across his neck, face and arms in a stabbing at the Terminus Tavern, Darnall, Sheffield, in April 2017. His attacker was jailed for 16 years.””

    Best I’ve ever done is 50 odd stitches. But my ‘attacker’ was a glass door. πŸ™‚

    “Let the trees reveal;”

    See! It is a bit like Angkor Wat. πŸ˜‰

    “The green sofa is my pick.”

    Too lumpy. The dual lounger would be my pick.

    Cheers

    * – and yes, I know it’s Greenland, the island. πŸ™‚

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    1. Not THAT Greenland. But you knew that.

      Sorry, NHS acronyms, CCG is clinical commissioning group, responsible for NHS services. And they can eat pie, chips and custard but not drink.

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      1. Argh. I meant to write NOT Greenland, the island. Sheesh (blush)

        And Google did bring up what CCG stood for, with regards to the NHS. πŸ™‚

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