Some very short posts for you as I have to check out of Halifax’s Wool Merchants hotel soon so we can get soaked finding the Piece Hall. By last Friday James had decided the internet at Taylor Towers was insufficient for his purposes, and I took him back to Sheffield Uni ahead of exams… Continue reading OPENING TIMES HELL IN MAPPLEWELL
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 ?
Another day, another micro pub to subtly change my view on micro pubs. At least in the North*. Simon is best placed to tell us if micros deserve to be thought of as Proper Pubs (PP). The new BRAPA regime sees him spending a whole week living with the sole other customer to get… Continue reading “A PINT’S A TASTER” – MICRO LIFE IN THORNE
A sedate start to our evening in Doncaster, though emerging from the Alehouse we were alerted to a couple snogging (polite term) up in the scaffolding above the market place. Never change, Donny. So what cultural diversions does this capital of Yorkshire hedonism offer the intrepid traveller. Well, mint Prosecco for a start. I’d forgotten,… Continue reading TUT ‘N’ SHIVE
It was 4pm last Saturday. Mrs RM had just driven back from picking up her new motor (4 wheels, black) in Car Shop Northampton, where numerous enthusiastic young men had been attempting to talk to me about car stuff. Matt was still in his pyjamas when we got home. “Dad, where’s Doncaster ? Loathe and… Continue reading FROM PYJAMAS TO DONCASTER IN 3 HOURS
I could be clever and seamlessly lump two trips to Doncaster in a week together, but as least one of you has a brain and would notice some continuity flaw or other, I’ll stick to chronology. Ah, Doncaster. How you’ve changed. Flashy town hall and theatre, Premier Inn (full on Saturday night) and what can… Continue reading DONNY IN THE DAYTIME
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