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General pubbing

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My career highlight – in Leamington Spa

I may not have a high-flying career, but I can take a bit of pride in establishing a certain pub session after work on Friday nights Continue reading

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This is what we’re losing

As Sheffield’s defunct Old Heavygate Inn is dismantled, a 300-year-old foundation stone reminds us of all that disappears when a pub breathes its last Continue reading

The best beer garden in Sheffield

It’s probably the Kelham Island Tavern, isn’t it. But where do you go if you’re slap bang in the middle of the city, the urge overtakes you for some alfresco pint, and you can’t be arsed walking out there? Continue reading

A pub is for life, not just for Christmas

With the tree down, but pine needles still lacerating my bare feet, it’s the perfect time for a catch-up on festive pubgoing. Christmas and new year are fascinating times for lovers of the pub. We see our boozers heaving with happy, sociable folk, enjoying an easy journey from stranger to friend, radiant in the simple … Continue reading