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A week in pubs: w/c 1 August 2011

Pub visits this week 6 Location Sheffield Monday night doesn’t look good. There’s a gig on. And it’s a Monday night. This alone would tend to suggest that the promoter should hope realistically for no more than 15 people to turn up. In terms of potential attendance, other circumstances are no more propitious. One of … Continue reading

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Two weeks in pubs: 27 June–10 July 2011

Pub visits this fortnight 8 Location Sheffield Two weeks in pubs this time, readers. Life gets in the way of blogging, but we catch up in the end. We begin two Wednesdays ago, on 29 June. We begin with lunch at the University Arms. Here and there I’ve set foot in posher pubs than the … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 18 April 2011

Pub visits this week 5 Location Sheffield There are the spring and autumn equinoxes. There’s the longest day and the shortest day, midsummer and midwinter. There are winter festivals of light in cultures all over the world. But, as we saw last week, the most significant annual milestone of all, as the earth orbits the … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 11 April 2011

Pub visits this week 3 Location Sheffield Early on Friday morning I discover there’s a Friday Lunch Club going on. Friday Lunch Club comprises a group of my friends meeting up down the pub, which can never be a bad thing. As its name suggests, this meeting tends to involve lunch and habitually takes place … Continue reading