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  1. There is still Bingham's on Western Rd in Crookes: http://www.binghamsfood.co.uk/
  2. If it’s UK, RoI and NL together don’t the Dutch get a turn? Let’s have Jan, Johan, Kees, Wim, Dirk etc.
  3. I imagine if most people are having more than two pints they stick to 'session' ales. So that's why the strong ones don't sell as much. You can't really be having 5 or 6 pints of Axe Edge or Jaipur etc. It's not sustainable, or much fun I don't imagine.
  4. Blizzard and backed up traffic all over Crosspool, One inch deep and rising. So I'm off to panic buy £1 chocolate oranges and Proper Job.
  5. Looks great. I can't see the bit about a roof terrace on the drawings, but that would be good.
  6. Why not live in Leeds or somewhere near in W Yorks like Bingley , Hebden Bridge or Ilkley? Sheff has many positives but it sounds like you need to be near Leeds and York. Is it simply Peaks v Dales?
  7. On the other hand it's quite annoying to meet someone for a few pints and a chat in a selected quiet pub only to find a pub quiz then kicks off, usually with the MC's mic turned up to 11 and distorted. So it's time for a quick exit. It always seems the pub would rather serve those people, who barely spend any money on drinks and eat only the free sandwiches, than normal drinkers. I've had this in the Rising Sun at Nether Green for example but elsewhere too.
  8. If it was me I'd be looking for a different house. If it's a problem now it's going to affect the resale value. as things like that can put some people off no matter what certificates you've got to say it's fixed. If it was a Georgian mansion that you were getting at a fraction of its value because of this issue, then maybe you could sort the problem and it might be worth putting up with it. Otherwise move on I'd say.
  9. Deadline is now extended to 21 Feb for comments. See letter from Councillor Anne Murphy and other documents.
  10. But surely the form-filling is related to the cleanliness and all-round food safety regime isn't it? Confirming the stuff they have done to ensure this, time after time, not as a one-off exercise. That's the point of it. It's not needless 'red tape' that we need to sweep away. We'd all rather they had the paperwork they're supposed to.
  11. We could pedestrianise much more of the city centre and make the other bits much more pedestrian-friendly. York seems to have made a success of it. I know we're not comparable to York in many ways. But if everyone knows they can't drive right into the city centre and expect to park outside the shop/pub/theatre they're visiting then they may actually use the car parks that are dotted around the fringes. Or just park for free further out and walk it. Or get a bus. Or a tram. Or cycle.
  12. No, mainly because it's not very good but also it's not local for me. If it was any good then I would make an effort to visit more often. If I lived near it then I would go in despite it not being much cop. I sometimes go in the Sportsman and the Crosspool Tavern simply because they are near, even though I'm not a big fan of either. Ideally I'd have several decent pubs to choose from that I could walk to in 5 minutes! I've seldom lived anywhere like that though.
  13. Clearly the food side would need to be a key thing, allied to quality ales. Something like the Rising Sun maybe. There isn't a decent pub to walk to locally. Sportsman is the best of a bad bunch. Tavern is poor, so is Shiny Sheff. Crookes/Broomhill/Ranmoor/Nether Green are a bit of a hike away for most people. I can't believe there is not a market for a decent pub in Crosspool. The Plough was always a bit rubbish before (like the Punch Bowl, York, Rising Sun, Highcliffe etc etc were) but it needn't be in future given a bit of investment and imagination. Pubs are often deliberately run down to maximise profit for the building's owners by development of the site. It's nowt to do with whether the pub performs well or not, or might do in the future if run differently. It's simply about amount of profit from the site as a building plot, usually for residential use, versus profit as a pub. It may be a good business as a pub but can still get demolished if it makes more as flats. On that basis should we demolish all old pubs or is there a line to be drawn somewhere?
  14. The York in Broomhill was garbage and often not busy despite its location before it was done up. Rising Sun at Nether Green ditto. Both are a success now. Loads more examples.
  15. What percentage of people have electric bikes in Sheffield? I don't have the data but it must be an extremely small proportion. The hills are a big disadvantage to cycling in Sheffield. For most people it's not a serious option.
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