20 September 2022. I’m less than two (2) months behind with the blog ! Hard to characterise the last two months, but I have made a start in visiting some old (non-Guide) Sheffield favourites, such as… ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT No. 133 – Old Grindstone, Crooks I remember doing the Crookes pubs… Continue reading STINGO. A REWARD FOR MRS RM.
Not the first time I’ve been in Ye Olde Murenger House, and hopefully not the last, but I always say that about the Dead Poets and the Coopers Arms. The Murenger, of course, was built to Sir Humphrey’s exact specifications, unlike all those Rochdale pubs he snapped up on the cheap, and is a gem.… Continue reading Well, could YOU walk past the Murenger ?
I’d love to have added the Traveller’s Rest in Oughtibridge to my “ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT” series, but part of the journey was the tram ride from Primrose View to the end of the line, so I’d be cheating, and I could NEVER lie to my readers. Still, it’s a worthwhile hike… Continue reading SUPER SAM SMITHS STOUT
If your perfect pub is a symphony in brown (with a pint of BBB in a straight glass), then a perfect English town might be a symphony in black and white, like Chester. It MIGHT be, though I still prefer the continual change and modern v medieval of Manchester. Pub Curmudgeon missed the Gnome on… Continue reading Mrs RM gets told off in a Sam Smiths Pub
“You seem to have neglected the Sam Smith’s pub, the Travellers Rest” says Will, responding to this morning’s post. Some people would have gone back in November and checked, but not me. Within TEN MINUTES of reading Will’s admonishment I was hitting the A61, and the delightfully bumpy tram line up to Oughtibridge. In truth,… Continue reading AN OUGHTI-DENDUM
Bass pubs are fine, but I know what you’re really after* is some photos of Sir Humphrey’s homages to an Edwardian era. With Dickensian working conditions. There’s been a tiny difficulty capturing the majesty of Sam’s pubs of late. But you can get round the mobile phone ban one way; and I’d like you to… Continue reading SEVEN SAM SMITHS SIZZLERS
Simon reported his Sainsbury delivery van was on the way, so once he’d unpacked the Scandinavian avocado and Grimsby quinoa he’d be ready for a pint at somewhere new and exciting over the river. Simon lives in the hipster quarter (over-40 section) of course and would normally have been found in the Forty-Five Vinyl Cafe… Continue reading STALKING BRAPA IN HIPSTER YORK
Back to my Birthday. With any luck I’ll finish this mini-series before my next one. I think you know the route by now, a zigzag through Castlefield and Salford Quays into the glories of Greater Eccles. Clearly, I should have gone straight to bed and listened to the Match of the Day inquest on the… Continue reading YOU’RE MY-YY-YY, YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE WEASTE OF TIME
It’s not all pubs on this site, you know. Sometimes you get weird street art, or Sam Smiths windows or industrial architecture. And today it’s breakfast recommendations. Actually brunch, as I’d already had excellent coffee and banana cake from Albies on Snig Hill. We arranged to meet James at the Depot Bakery, the top brunch… Continue reading BREAKFAST IN SHEFFIELD
Especially for Paul Mudge of Stafford, here’s the evidence that Sam Smith’s Sheffield star is back with a bang. Mrs RM and I tipped up at 10.42pm, the latest I’ve been in a pub for a while. No sense of “You’re a bit close to last orders” like I get in some pubs at 10.30.… Continue reading THE BROWN BEAR IS BACK