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I should be on that train

The Sheffield Tap, the newish Thornbridge-affiliated pub on platform 1 at Sheffield’s central station, is a very, very dangerous development.

It’s very easy to find yourself standing at the bar with a half-empty glass of delicious, crisp Thornbridge White Wild Swan watching your train leave without you. And the worst thing is, you don’t even care. Trains are ten a penny, but beer this good is hard to come by.

Seriously, this pub is excellent. It has a beautiful interior, incredible cask beer and (although we didn’t count) what might be the best range of bottled beer in the country, all available to take away.

Now let’s have one of these at every station in London, please.

With thanks to Pete Brown for the tip off. Pretty much all the other bloggers went together a few weeks back and seem to have enjoyed it too.

7 replies on “I should be on that train”

Will be there in a couple of weeks, at the start of a little Sheffield beer expedition – precipitated by the re-opening of the Gardener’s Rest, one of my favourite pubs ever. Can’t wait.

I know that feeling. ’tis a special beer to evoke that feeling of ‘fuck it’. I remember early last year sitting in the Maltings in York with Jon of Random Rambling fame, enjoying quite possibly the best pint of Fuller’s London Porter in excellent condition. Wonderful. I can still remember the frenzied sprint to the train station now. ..

Leigh — yes, that’s exactly it — a beer or pub so good, you *have* to have another, and bugger the consequences.

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