You can always tell when the pubs have reopened as Tim Martin will be trending:Beer Twitter dropping all “Be Nice” pretence to slag off the guy who brought £1.99 pints to the masses.
At the table next to me in the Sheffield Waterworks, an off duty Spoons employee was vigorously defending his boss, contrasting his behaviour with the closure of the John Lewis over the road.
As always, all human life was there in my first pub of 2021.
And it WAS a pub, all laughter and love and long waits for a latte.
I even got to nip in for the loo.
A beer range of Doom Bar or Abbot, craft lovers.
I thought the Benjamin Huntsman (preemptive alert!) was closed.
But the Old Boy told me conspiratorially about the secret entrance by the, er, entrance, and by 9.30 I had my second Spoons of the day.
Hi Vis heaven on the balcony, the steps putting off the gentlefolk.
Ghost Ship low ABV is better chilled as it was here, and ideally matched with the Small Breakfast (3.000 calories).
Two mates sang “I saw the sign” and ‘Stay another day” and I suddenly realised what I’d been missing for 5 months.
South Yorkshire blokes murdering 1994 pop classics.
Folks, my day only gets better.