A FEW bits of tittle tattle this week. As with all information it is taken in good faith and we do try and verify the validity of the info - in other words, don’t shoot the messenger.
First of all, the sad sight of The Tadcaster Arms in Armthorpe became a little sadder last weekend when a police car and fire engine were spotted parked outside the shuttered up pub.
Don’t suppose the Taddy will be the last - strange how many empty public houses seem be susceptible to spontaneous combustion.
Another hostelry to get the metal window treatment is The Tavern at Denaby.
The closure of these community public houses must surely ring alarm bells with local inhabitants.
Every closure is a sad day, but as we’ve said in the past that dreadful phrase “if you don’t use it, you will lose it” is coming true with alarming regularity in our area.
Keep your eyes on these pages for the name of another well-known Doncaster club whose existence is allegedly coming to an end in a couple of months. Chasing that one up.
After that slightly gloomy start to this week’s offerings, let’s cheer things up with a bit of good news.
I called into Relish bar and grill recently and the East Laith Gate venue was truly rocking - well it would have been if you could move!
What an atmosphere, absolutely packed and lively with Doncaster’s beautiful young people and despite moving slowly and reluctantly into a youthfully challenged age group myself, I loved it.
The place was buzzing and I mean buzzing - everyone enjoying the evening sunshine while my gang tucked into some very tasty food, as did many others.
Glad we booked a table though - a very good move. No delays with the service either despite the staff having to use a bit of gentle jostling to reach their target. A great evening, Paul and his hard working team have got the balance just right.
Talking briefly to the man himself he informed me that the Thursday jazz night sessions are going down particularly well too.
Not been yet? Give it a go, you know it makes sense.
* Barry Crabtree