One last pint with Mick before he hit the Doom Bar in Sheffield’s iconic Wetherspoons, and one that wasn’t on his map. The Millowners Rest Arms, the pub for the wonderful (and free) Kelham Island Industrial Museum, was off my radar too. But once you’ve done the Fat Cat and the KIT it’s worth popping… Continue reading MOONSHINE AND MAGIC IN THE MILLOWNERS ARMS
Some more nice pubs exteriors, and interiors, for you, as I continue my attempt to do all the pubs in Sheffield as well as all the pubs in the Beer Guide. I won’t get very far if I keep making return visits to the same pubs, though. But as I mentioned yesterday, I’m focusing on… Continue reading NATTER WITH THE HATTER
The move to Sheffield has put me within reach of a vast swathe of That Yorkshire which I’ve given short shrift to over the decades. Like Kirklees, the filling in the midddle (?) of the Manc/Leeds/Sheff triangle; While some places drag you back every year with new craft bars (Halifax) or rumours of top Bass… Continue reading FLATT TOP IN THE RAIN
The return journey from Glasgow to Manchester was uneventful, bar a succession of Spanish students sticking their phones in my recharging point and leaving them buzzing all the way to Lancaster. Come Thursday, with an arduous day out in Preston ahead, I settled on a quiet day in Chorley, capital of the bit between Bolton… Continue reading COTTONING ON TO CHORLEY’S CHARMS, IS IT BAPS OR IS IT BARMS ?
Two instant bits of feedback on the Ilkeston post have revealed that a) The Prince of Wales used to be The Poacher, which I’d already been to. b) Ilkeston Station is so new (April 2017) I may have been the first paying customer to use it ! Thanks to Mark and Anonymous, my new favourite… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – DEWDROP, ILKESTON
Yes, when in Tamworth, it is obligatory to reference Julian Cope, whose views on micro pubs are eagerly anticipated. Last time here I celebrated the joys of the parish church in an Emergency Guide to Tamworth that is still handed out to all UK visitors on arrival at Dover. This time I bring the alternate… Continue reading WHEN I DREAM, I DREAM ABOUT TAMWORTH MICROPUBS