BELGIAN BLUES AT THE BARNSLEY BAKERY

Seems I ruffled some feathers by suggesting that Mapplewell was Posh Barnsley, with its £10 burgers, £12 haircuts and pashmina subculture.  Clearly only our very own Pauline can definitively call this result, and I’ll be crowdfunding for her to survey the Old Bakery on our behalf. This is a another classy micro bar, some way… Continue reading BELGIAN BLUES AT THE BARNSLEY BAKERY

ELSECAR’S NO.1 KEG-ONLY PUB ?

On the Friday I headed to Sheffield to pick up James from Uni. It’s good to see him, but his return has slowed down our internet speed somewhat. On the way, a tick in the beer centre of the Yorkshire world. Elsecar looks great on the wall from the station. I’d call it “posh Barnsley”… Continue reading ELSECAR’S NO.1 KEG-ONLY PUB ?

TOP 10 HOYLAND PUBS – TAP & BREW, HOYLAND COMMON

  Of all the places in the UK that seem to function only as Beer Guide headings, Hoyland is probably the greatest. Unless you can tell me any other reason why Hoyland exists. For context, I know people who’ve never been to Sheffield, let alone Barnsley. They probably think Hoyland is in Holland. But this… Continue reading TOP 10 HOYLAND PUBS – TAP & BREW, HOYLAND COMMON