DRINKING IN THE RAIN

Back to this week’s pubs and, at last, the Blind Monkey, technically HOME on my maps.

Here’s a video of my epic WALK TO EVERY PUB IN SHEFFIELD No. 12 – Blind Monkey

Exactly 60 seconds. Told ya.

It was Bank Holiday Monday, and despite my presence IT WAS POURING.

Just as well Mrs RM and I are saving pubs, as for the first time since opening the Monkey didn’t have a queue outside it.

They’ve done a brilliant job of putting covers over the outside area, which ensured all the rain fell on the staff as they brought our pints and pizzas.

I’m bored of outside drinking now. Bring on the 17th.

Beer menus can stay though. Particularly ones as concise and clear as this one.

Almost the same range we enjoyed on the summer visit that sold Walkley to us, and again the Atomic Blonde was hard to fault.

Two dozen blokes and lasses, almost entirely in their 20s, almost entirely drinking Hofmeister.

We were so busy fighting keg we forgot about the Hof.

14 thoughts on “DRINKING IN THE RAIN

  1. My god! It’s all so horribly… uphill! Pubbing in Sheffield appears to be one long trip to a Wetherspoon toilet. When do you get the golden Wether-Toilet Key the gives access to all the pubs at the bottom of the hill?

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  2. I read this and thought “God, can you still get Hofmeister?” Then I looked at Wiki which told me that it’s been re-born as something potentially decent. It also told me that the first Hof advert with George the Bear was directed by Orson Welles. This cannot be true. Can it?

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    1. It’s the new Stella.

      There’s a marvellous clip of Orson Welles doing an advert for some product toward the end of his career where he mocks the product and the producer. I heard it on John Peel.

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  3. “Here’s a video of my epic WALK TO EVERY PUB IN SHEFFIELD No. 12 – Blind Monkey”

    I especially like the commentary. 😉

    “Exactly 60 seconds. Told ya.”

    LOL

    “Just as well Mrs RM and I are saving pubs, as for the first time since opening the Monkey didn’t have a queue outside it.”

    The weather gods figured that was the best way to ensure you got a table.

    “which ensured all the rain fell on the staff as they brought our pints and pizzas.”

    A thankless job.

    “I’m bored of outside drinking now. Bring on the 17th.”

    Agreed. 🙂

    “Beer menus can stay though. Particularly ones as concise and clear as this one.”

    At least one good thing came out of this?
    (for me, it’s being able to book a haircut rather than just hoping they’res no one before me when I get there)

    “and again the Atomic Blonde was hard to fault.”

    (looks down) That’s a ‘very pale brilliant blonde with citrus aromas’?

    “We were so busy fighting keg we forgot about the Hof.”

    Helles are meant to be drunk in glorious sunshine. 😉

    Cheers

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      1. “We’re going to have glorious sunshine soon so I’ll drink the Hof especially for you.”

        Actually, if you could have one pint a day for me from May 17th till June 6th that would be nice.
        (in camp for that period, no alcohol at all)

        Cheers!

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