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A week in pubs: w/c 13 December 2010

Pub visits this week 6 Locations Chesterfield, Sheffield Going to the pub on a Monday can sometimes have a powerful antidepressant effect, countering the blues that set in at the start of the week. This Monday it’s not really happening. The week in pubs begins at Chesterfield’s Barley Mow, where I sometimes have lunch with … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 29 November 2010

Pub visits this week 3 Location Sheffield This ‘big society’ thing, then. It looks to me for all the world like a painfully transparent, back-of-a-fag-packet effort to paste some philosophical and moral validity on to a snarling Thatcherite agenda of slash and burn, fuck the poor, and every man for himself. The idea of schools … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 15 November 2010

Pub visits this week 9 Locations Sheffield, York, Grimsby, Bakewell Real ale is becoming moderately popular among young people! And who’d have known if the Guardian hadn’t told us? But let’s just make sure this article has all the required components. References to real ale being characterised as “an old man’s drink”? Check. Semi-reassuring statistics … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 8 November 2010

Pub visits this week 2 Locations Sheffield, Cleethorpes This may be a shorter than usual Week in Pubs for two reasons. One is that I only got to two pubs this week. Another is that, three days ago, my son accidentally poked me in the eye with a sharp stick while I was trying to … Continue reading