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13-10-2012, 15:59   #1
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I was amazed to see the new building near Asda turn out to be a pub/restaurant called 'The Sword Dancers', it seems to have popped up in no time at all!

I'm not sure if it is open yet, but it looked like it as I drove past. A brave venture in a time when pubs are closing down left, right and centre. It looks quite smart though, I wish them well.
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13-10-2012, 16:14   #2
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Yes, strange to see this built directly opposite the Norfolk which is now a nursery - but good to see this old stone clad building put to good use rather than demolished.

Think The Sword Dancer (what a weird name) opens early to mid November.
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13-10-2012, 16:29   #3
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Yes, strange to see this built directly opposite the Norfolk which is now a nursery - but good to see this old stone clad building put to good use rather than demolished.

Think The Sword Dancer (what a weird name) opens early to mid November.
Well it's certainly different, I wonder where the inspiration came from? Do you think it will do well in that area? It does seem quite busy around there.
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13-10-2012, 16:36   #4
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Named after the Handsworth sword dancers. Handsworth forum asked for people to submit names and this was what they came up with. It should do well as it is much different to the other pubs in the area being a family orientated one I hope it does it certainly looks good.
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13-10-2012, 17:05   #5
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It's not unlike the Gypsy Queen in Beighton, it should do well lots of families on Handsworth
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13-10-2012, 18:02   #6
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Named after the Handsworth sword dancers. Handsworth forum asked for people to submit names and this was what they came up with. It should do well as it is much different to the other pubs in the area being a family orientated one I hope it does it certainly looks good.
got its name from cross keyes pub
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13-10-2012, 18:44   #7
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It's not unlike the Gypsy Queen in Beighton, it should do well lots of families on Handsworth
Its the same chain so yes it should be pretty similar

And yes they wanted a local name so that was why its called that after the handsworth sword dancers that do the boxing day dancing every year
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13-10-2012, 18:48   #8
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Its the same chain so yes it should be pretty similar

And yes they wanted a local name so that was why its called that after the handsworth sword dancers that do the boxing day dancing every year
Yep, the Hungry Horse group, lets hope food as good as in GQ
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13-10-2012, 18:52   #9
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Hungry horse opening up a pub at kimberworth, rotherham. Right at the top of the hill, can't remember the name.

Is that one open yet?
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It's not open yet, mid November I've heard.
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13-10-2012, 18:54   #11
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Well it's certainly different, I wonder where the inspiration came from? Do you think it will do well in that area? It does seem quite busy around there.

http://www.handsworthsworddancers.org.uk/
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Ring o bells is the name of the one in kimberworth. Another hungry horse, they must be doing well.
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13-10-2012, 22:42   #13
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It'll be more a restaurant than a pub, only way it'll make money.
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14-10-2012, 10:06   #14
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Named after the Handsworth sword dancers. Handsworth forum asked for people to submit names and this was what they came up with. It should do well as it is much different to the other pubs in the area being a family orientated one I hope it does it certainly looks good.
A shrewd move, getting the locals onside from the outset. Can't fault them.

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Thanks for the link nikki-red, I found that quite interesting. It's nice to see these local traditions being upheld.
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26-10-2012, 18:25   #15
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It's not open yet, mid November I've heard.
Been finished ahead of schedule, now opens up Monday 29th October 2012
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26-10-2012, 21:31   #16
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Nice touch naming it after one of the few bits of local culture left - in a world surrounded by ASDA/ ALDI etc

Good on the sword dancers - keepin it real
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26-10-2012, 21:44   #17
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It looks good, hope the food is too lol
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04-11-2012, 11:10   #18
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Hi i went for a meal last saturday evening as local businesses were invited for a free three corse meal. The meal was fantastic cooked to perfection the steak. Booked our works christmas meal and also taking my family on monday as kids eat for a 1 on monday and tuesday. Theres a great indoor and outdoor play area.
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Hungry Horse pubs are great I go to one quite a lot and its always busy
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04-11-2012, 14:18   #20
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I was disappointed to walk past on Saturday morning though, around 8:30am, and saw loads of pint glasses all grouped up on a table facing onto the main road. I'm surprised they hadn't been thrown about in the night.
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