Having invested £4.40 (which would buy you a third in Stevenson Square yesterday) in the Sheffield Tram Day Rider,
I was determined to get full value out of it. If I walked into Rotherham central via the Trans Pennine Trail (apparently) I could enjoy the delights of South Yorkshire’s premier town before catching the tram back.
I was nearly side-tracked on the way.
And the sight of discarded cans of Poland’s top craft tipple almost diverted me to the nearest NISA.
But I stuck to the path along the River Rother, which has surprisingly good views as long as you don’t look left.
Where to go next; let’s take soundings from the Holy Order of GBG Tickers WhatsApp Group.
Simon had noticed the Riverside on a Tigers trip to the nearby New York Stadium, mistaking it for the craft bars that now
litter line the streets of the city.
Well, why not ? The quality of Greene King IPA has been a minor revelation since re-opening and it’s towns like Rotherham that actually put Hungry Horses in the Guide for “effort” (See also : Spalding, Colne).
Sadly, having checked-in, washed my hands and been “greeted”, I find all the handpumps turned round, not for the the first time since re-opening. So, in the grand tradition of CAMRA, I did a polite “No cask, walk out“.
In the Riverside’s defence, the nice lady said “I have” rather than “We have“, always a big plus for me.
Never mind, you can probably guess what’s coming next.