Sheffield doesn’t rest on its laurels.
Another month, another new bar opening to follow Heist and Perch this summer. More options for the ever increasing number of undergraduates flooding into the city’s new build student residences, I guess.
Mrs RM actually finds out about these new openings before me, or at least she did before Facebook crashed, and we were one of the first visitors to Sheffield Plate which is best described as “opposite the Bessemer“.
ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT No. 55 – Orchard Tap, Sheffield Plate
A low key, unpretentious little food court and downstairs bar. No cask (#CaskIsDoomed), but the Peroni is only £4 a pint.
I’ll repeat that, like they do on Squid Games before they eliminate you. The Amstel is only £4.
The food, Thai/Mexican/Peruvian/Sri Lankan etc is very good. The live music energetically awful.
On a second visit, I switch to Schofferhofer, because I like spelling it in the blog.
Our neighbours asked last week if we felt at home in Sheffield and we both said we loved it. Wandering around town seeing places come back to life has been uplifting, the return of students giving a boost to places that looked closed.
Only half a dozen other punters in The Light Cinema for the 11:30 showing of “The Many Saints of Newark“, so no chance of that Abbeydale handpump being resurrected, but if it is I’ll add it to my Sheffield pubs list and score it 2.5.
The water features in the station are back too, which are great but mean I suddenly needed a “comfort break”.
So I pop in Couch, a cafe bar behind the Cathedral which looked a Covid casualty a month ago but now thrives on office and Hi-Vis trade and again threatens Abbeydale cask.
Though possibly not with your Eggs Benedict at 10:35.
And yes, that is as good as it looks.