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 ?

“A PINT’S A TASTER” – MICRO LIFE IN THORNE

  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

FROM PYJAMAS TO DONCASTER IN 3 HOURS

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

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