THREE MORE SLEEPS…

The sole purpose of this post is to outrage folk who cannot abide a period of time between now and a highly-anticipated future event being denoted in “sleeps“.

But then those folk aren’t excited about the return of pubs as I am, like a little kitten pawing at the rats in our garden.

I’ve been continuing my tours of pubs, thinly disguised as exercise, ahead of the big day.

Sadly the Blake Hotel isn’t opening on Monday, though Ruskin Park would have made a great unofficial beer garden.

The view from the top of Blake Street is one of Sheffield’s best, and they’ve even provided you with a handrail to help you up (or down).

Proof that the big re-opening is actually happening arrives in Commonside, where Matthew Clark is delivering his range of artisanal DIPAs to the Springvale. This Craft Union place has a decent garden so I’ll be heading there early on.

Spring has brought back a fair few students fed up of being at home with their parents. Plenty were enjoying the blossoms and street art in Crookes Valley park this week; let’s hope “work” (whatever that is) doesn’t stop them enjoying pints of Doom Bar in Wetherspoons car parks on the 12th. #UseThemOrLoseThem

Several people have recommended the Francis Newton, closest to the main Uni buildings, and it does have a touch of the Exeter Imperial about it, so who knows ?

So much choice in Tim’s empire; a stroll through the posh houses and Uni buildings of Broomhall, towards Waitrose, brings you to the Sheaf, which sadly doesn’t serve Ward’s Best anymore. Which is a travesty.

I shall just wander around on the 12th, looking for spare tables and signs of excitement to report to you.

And then probably sleep it all off in Sunnybank Nature Reserve, overseen by an unnamed frog.

14 thoughts on “THREE MORE SLEEPS…

    1. And, I see, a two hour limit on how long customers can stay which is idiotic as all that’ll do is encourage pub crawls.

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      1. I wasn’t aware of any time limit. A group of us have booked two tables in the garden of a local pub for Wednesday afternoon – starting from 3pm when the pub opens. As our intention is to stay for a meal as well, I envisage our session lasting well over two hours.

        When did that one sneak in, who is going to enforce it and how?

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      2. I assume a two hour limit is something the pub imposes on a booking to maximise income, like you’d get with many restaurants, rather than anything in Covid legislation. I’ve been trying to book a slot at a Greene King diner on Monday but there’s no “In and out for a 10 minute pint” option !

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      3. The two hour limit is a thing in Scotland. I imagine it’s supposed to stop people staying in the pub all night and getting blootered but of course in practice, people will just go somewhere else. The Scottish Government discourages going to more than one pub on a night but it can’t stop you. Yet.

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  1. “THREE MORE SLEEPS…”

    Two and a wakie. 🙂

    “The sole purpose of this post is to outrage folk who cannot abide a period of time between now and a highly-anticipated future event being denoted in “sleeps“.”

    There are days that I think I should really read ahead before commenting. 😉

    “But then those folk aren’t excited about the return of pubs as I am”

    NO ONE is as excited as you. Even if I was over there, you’d still win hands down (which is a good thing!).

    “though Ruskin Park would have made a great unofficial beer garden.”

    Yes but, sadly, you’d have to be related to me to gain entrance. 😉

    “where Matthew Clark is delivering his range of artisanal DIPAs to the Springvale.”

    Hopefully that and not some soft drinks they also carry.

    “#UseThemOrLoseThem”

    Indeed. Otherwise it will turn into #DontKnowWhatYouveGotTillItsGone.

    “So much choice in Tim’s empire;”

    The more the merrier!

    “I shall just wander around on the 12th, looking for spare tables and signs of excitement to report to you.”

    I thought the first 5 minutes, from 9:00 to 9:05 were booked for the two Spoons downtown?

    “And then probably sleep it all off in Sunnybank Nature Reserve”

    Good idea!

    Cheers, and good luck!

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    1. I keep forgetting my plans, Russ. I’m like a 5 year old on Christmas Day moving between new toys.

      I am excited, but I think I know one other person who’s like me, despite what he said the other day ;-0

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    1. I find the expression “sleeps” extremely annoying. It’s something teenage girls come out with, and for some reason it reminds me of the Muppets. Is it American? Mister Grumpy of Kent!

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