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The missing pubs of London Road in Sheffield

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How many pubs have disappeared from London Road over the years? So many used to stand there and now hardly any left. Sad times.. 

What pubs do you remember on London Road that are no longer there?

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The Lansdowne holds a soft spot for me. Had my first pint there, the year 1969 and 1/-9d for a pint of Whitbread.

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On 07/06/2018 at 21:55, Wallsy said:

The Lansdowne holds a soft spot for me. Had my first pint there, the year 1969 and 1/-9d for a pint of Whitbread.

You could perhaps refresh my memory here please?  Though it was a little bit before your time there,  we would sometimes start at the Lansdowne with a Black and Tan or a pint of Queens because Tennants bitter was never to my liking. Before heading up town we would perhaps then go up Beeley Street and turn right on to Cemetery Road to a pub that may have been called the Royal Oak. There was also a Stones house (still good stuff then) very close to the Lansdowne, I think on Lansdowne Road or perhaps Boston Street, whichever,  it was to the left of the Lansdowne looking from London road but I can't remember what it was called.

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22 hours ago, boginspro said:

You could perhaps refresh my memory here please?  Though it was a little bit before your time there,  we would sometimes start at the Lansdowne with a Black and Tan or a pint of Queens because Tennants bitter was never to my liking. Before heading up town we would perhaps then go up Beeley Street and turn right on to Cemetery Road to a pub that may have been called the Royal Oak. There was also a Stones house (still good stuff then) very close to the Lansdowne, I think on Lansdowne Road or perhaps Boston Street, whichever,  it was to the left of the Lansdowne looking from London road but I can't remember what it was called.

You've got me there. As you say a bit before my time but I bet there were a few back street pubs around there before demolition and redevelopment. You're right about Stones, a much better pint when brewed with Sheffield 'watter'. Closest Stones pub was the Albion but I used to drink Wards in the Hermitage and Barrel.

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Are you thinking of the Star of Brunswick, I didn't go in for a pint but remember passing the pub on my way  home from work.

On 08/06/2018 at 22:25, boginspro said:

You could perhaps refresh my memory here please?  Though it was a little bit before your time there,  we would sometimes start at the Lansdowne with a Black and Tan or a pint of Queens because Tennants bitter was never to my liking. Before heading up town we would perhaps then go up Beeley Street and turn right on to Cemetery Road to a pub that may have been called the Royal Oak. There was also a Stones house (still good stuff then) very close to the Lansdowne, I think on Lansdowne Road or perhaps Boston Street, whichever,  it was to the left of the Lansdowne looking from London road but I can't remember what it was called.

 

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22 minutes ago, southside said:

Are you thinking of the Star of Brunswick, I didn't go in for a pint but remember passing the pub on my way  home from work,  had a few pints myself in the Royal Oak and Lansdowne also the Vine a bit higher up Cemetery Road.

Not the Star of Brunswick, isn't or wasn't that a Tetley house further up Cemetery Road. The Stones house I am thinking of could be seen from outside the Lansdowne's front door but closed in the first half of the 60's and I probably only remember it because the landlord was a friend of a friend. There must be a lot of Sheffield pubs I have forgotten about including, until now, the Vine, wasn't that even further up past The Star of Brunswick.

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19 hours ago, boginspro said:

Not the Star of Brunswick, isn't or wasn't that a Tetley house further up Cemetery Road. The Stones house I am thinking of could be seen from outside the Lansdowne's front door but closed in the first half of the 60's and I probably only remember it because the landlord was a friend of a friend. There must be a lot of Sheffield pubs I have forgotten about including, until now, the Vine, wasn't that even further up past The Star of Brunswick.

Just had a word with an old workmate, he seems to think it was called the Derby? located near to the the corner of Lansdown Road and Boston Street?

Yes the Vine was on Cemetery Road just above Summerfield Street, also remember going for a pint in The Washington on the corner of Cemetery Road and Washington Road I guess that would be around 1963/64.

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1 hour ago, southside said:

Just had a word with an old workmate, he seems to think it was called the Derby? located near to the the corner of Lansdown Road and Boston Street?

Yes the Vine was on Cemetery Road just above Summerfield Street, also remember going for a pint in The Washington on the corner of Cemetery Road and Washington Road I guess that would be around 1963/64.

Tell him thank you from me, though I still couldn't remember that name, the location sounded about right so I Googled "Derby Lansdowne Road " and it came up with a Picture Sheffield image of the Lansdowne with the Derby Hotel just visible on the left. I had actually looked on Picture Sheffield but failed to find it without the name.  

This picture brings back memories for me of a night before the breathalyser when a policeman had my mate walking up the white line in front of that mini, a few lads turned out from the pub and we suddenly had about a dozen of them wobbling up the white line, the policeman gave up and dispersed everyone. -----------    http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s21603&pos=2&action=zoom 

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