In absolute honesty, that photo above is the first picture that came up when I searched for “pulling a pint of cask“.
And that warning was the EXACT words Mrs RM said to me at my latest unheralded suburban Sheffield pub 10 minutes from the Wednesday ground.
ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT No. 10 – The Anvil, Malin Bridge
Well, why not ? Everyone knows what the Fat Cat and Wellington and the Blake are like, but only TWO people have ever been in the Anvil and wrote about it.
Yes, it’s the Will & Alan Show for Pubs Galore. Will thought it “very smart”, Alan “fairly smart”, but both scored it 7/10.
A good mix of regulars and lovely staff, so I’m scoring it 7/10 too, though I’ve no idea what it’s like inside as we were politely escorted to the car park,
and the trip to the loo failed to yield a view of the handpumps.
Talking of which, when our server came and asked what we wanted;
“Any real ale, cask beer, han..”
“PLEASE don’t make that handpump gesture”
The server was already reeling off a list of….one. Bradfield Blonde, of course. I apologised anyway.
It took a while to come, what with Table Service and it being packed all, but we didn’t mind as it was raining hard by now and we like showing how tough we are.
As you can tell, the lone beer (is plenty etc) was splendidly conditioned, one of the best pints so far (NBSS 3.5). I will go back if they promise to stick to one beer.
With the rain lashing down, Mrs RM asked if we could take the tram from Malin Bridge to Primrose View.
Clearly I said NO, not only because it would have cost about £4.40 but more importantly it would have completely invalidated my claim that these trips to pubs are made entirely on foot.
And I know you expect me to maintain only the highest standards of propriety in these vital matters.