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Year 1998

Summer 1998, Prince Of Wales, Greasborough.
9 Potter Hill (B6089)

(11 - 4) (7 - 11) (12 - 3) (7 - 10:30 Sun)
01709 551358
John Smiths Bitter (P) Guest Beer (H)
Friendly, street corner local serviving a low priced, ever changing guest beer in its traditional tap room and comfortable lounge. Chain plates depict the local mining industry, along side a large collection of jugs. Until 50 malt whiskys are stocked, as well as beers that are unusual for the area.

Autumn 1998, The Rhinoceros, Rotherham Town Centre.
35 - 37 Bridgegate (OPP Church)

01709 361422
(11 - 11) (12 - 10:30 Sun)
Courage Directors; Theakstons Best Bitter; Guest Beers (H)
Open planned pub in the town centre, representing good value, a short walk from the bus and rail stations. This typical Wetherspoon's pub was a former furniture saleroom; no music but conversation appreciated, regular beer festivals held. The no smoking area is extensive.


Year 1999

Spring 1999, Limes, Broom.
38 Broom Lane, Broom

01709 363431
(11 - 11) (12 - 10:30 Sun)
Banks's Original, Bitter; Cameron's Strongarm; Guest Beer (H)
Spacious Victorian residence, sympatheticlly converted into a pub/hotel. This popular local as a cofortable bar serving an exceptional menu.

Summer 1999, Golden Ball, Whiston.
7 Turner Lane {off High St, next to PO}

01709 378200
(11:45 - 11) (12 - 10:30 Sun)
Tetley bitter; Taylor landlord; Guest Beers {h}
Popular 'olde-worlde' pub, in a picture postcard village. Full of charm, it has a pleasant outside drinking area to the front and garden to the rear, near a dyke and manorial barn. Families are welcome up to 9pm if eating. Laurel & Hardy fan club meets here.

Winter 1999, Woodman,Midland road, Masborough
{OFF A269 (OPP. Bus Garage) )

01709 512128.
Stones Bitter Guest Beer{H}
Friendly, former Bentley's pub with a traditional tap room, a snug lounge and a garden/play area outside. Upstairs a snooker room is for hire. Guest beers are usually from small micros.


Year 2000

Spring 2000, Black Lion
9 New Road Firbeck

01709 812575
(11:30 - 3:30) (5:30 - 11) (11 - 11 Sat) (12 - 3)(7 - 10.30 Sun)
Barnsley Bitter; Stones Bitter; John Smiths; Magnet; Guest beers {H}
17TH- Century Pub, reputedly haunted whose walls are adorned with photos of locals and celebrities; small snug area. This smart pub in a picturesque village is popular with walkers, offering an extensive menu of home - cooked food.

Summer 2000, The Stockyard, Hellaby lane
{1 mile from Denby way A631 JCT} Hellaby.

(12 - 11) closed Sat & Sun
01709 700200
Taylor landlord {H}
Opened in 1999, it's a truck stop! however the truck stop image ends in the car park. Built mainly from reclaimed materials, the impressive brick and pantile building houses an unusual foyer, superb bar and carvery. Harry's bar features real beams, an open log fire, yorkstone flags, antique board floors and pews. The atmosphere is cosy, relaxed, and very friendly. A stylish carvery offers food to a very high standard at reasonable prices.

Autumn 2000, George of the Dragon, Wentworth,
85 Main Street (B6090, Approx. 1.5 miles from M1 Junction 35)

(11 (10 Sat & Summer) - 11) (12 - 10:30 Sun)
01226 742440
Stones Bitter; Taylor Landload; Wentworth WPA; Guest Beers (H)
Traditional pub at the heart of a conservation village. Popular with drinkers and diners it opens 10am for breakfast. The choice of nearby Wentworths beers includes Black Zack, named after former landlords dog; the village shop sells Wentworth bottle beers. Wentworth Woodhouse (18th Century) as the longest frontage of any house in the country; the park contains many deer. Children welcome in the pub garden.

Winter 2000, The Beehive, Harthill.
16 Union Street (OPP Church)

01909 770205
(12 - 3 (Not Monday) (6 (7 Sat) - 11) (12 - 3) (7 - 10:30 Sun)
Tetley's Bitter; Taylor Landlord; Guest Beer (H)
Traditional, friendly country pub, home of Harthill morris men, it hosts a folk club first Friday of every month. Three rooms, with a full sized snooker table in the back room; families welcome if eating. Picturesque village.


Year 2001

Autumn 2001, Cat and Cabbage, Rotherham Town Centre

Winter 2001, Blue Coat, Rotherham Town Centre.

Spring 2001, Alma, Westgate.

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