Saturday 24th April 2021.
After 12 straight days of pub going, and 28 pub visits, the run ended, and I endured a publess day. Not even BRAPA could find a way of counting a flat white and sausage roll at Wentworth Garden Centre as a pre-emptive tick.
As with last July, I felt I’d let pubs down. Who will drink the John Smiths Smooth, the Doom Bar, the weird home brew, if not me ?
Well, there’s plenty of those Young People still doing their best. In the evening we ventured round the cluster of bars in Kelham Island, none of which will follow the Fat Cat (full) or Kelham Island Tavern (full) as CAMRA Pub of the Year.
Steel Yard DID have a table, possibly because the owner of a black face mask had just spontaneously evaporated, but there were no instructions as to how to get a bottle of Mythos from the balcony bars called Bubba Bar and Indigo.
Just past the Gardeners Rest (full) the courtyard off Burton Road was housing a launch event for Sheffield metalcore band While She Sleeps, who you may recall Matt regarding highly.
Matt seemed unimpressed.
Mrs RM seemed impressed with the return of street fashions from her own wasted youth, which is ironic given I still wear the same clothes I wore in 1986.
Down by the River Kelham all looked very lovely indeed, with a real mix of students, locals and ale drinkers. It’s what we came to Sheffield for, to be honest.
Frankly I was happy to have a day off the booze, but we were nearly tempted by the rooftop bar at Inc., which is wear we met the Descending Bride.
But I thought I’d save that treat till Stafford Paul makes it over. I expect they do flat Bass.