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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

A week in pubs: w/c 28 February 2011

Pub visits this week 7 Locations Birmingham, Sheffield, Grimsby The more careful readers of this blog will know that the best pub in Birmingham is the Anchor. The more tasteful drinkers of Birmingham will know that there ain’t much competition for the title. Either way, for me it’s a pub inescapably associated with bad times. … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 19 April 2010

Pub visits this week: 9 Two interesting related things happened at Get to the pub.com this week. One was the unexpected opening of the closest pub to my house, the Old Heavygate Inn, which had shut up shop twice in the past year (see Saturday’s entry below). The other was receiving a promotional email from … Continue reading

Old Heavygate Inn, Matlock Road, Sheffield

Visited: Wednesday 4 February 2009 For the last year or two I spent living in the midlands, I had a local: the New Talbot. It was a fair stroll from my house, at the other end of Bearwood entirely, and not a soul alive would have called it a great pub, but it was my … Continue reading