Frank Shaw, who grew up in Killamarsh, took me to England and HAD to take me to the famous Nag's Head Pub. I LOVED IT and the surroundings. It was my 1st trip to England, from Willingboro, New Jersey, USA. I also met the beloved Bernard Dye, who wrote 2 books about the area.
Just been watching Fred Dibnah on T.V. at Abbeydale Industrial Museum. Showing how Benjamin Huntsman made crucible steel. Went on't interweb to look him up. Came across your review of The Benjamin Huntsman pub.
If you want a real pub, good ale, and best Sunday lunch you'll ever have, try the Huntsman on Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QU (that is when everything reopens).
After visiting this afternoon I will never return.
Waited over an hour for our food. Spoke to a lady about the delay then a man who said he was director of the pub had overheard our conversation and started shouting at me saying it had not been an hour. He said he would cancel the food. Not a pleasant experience.
I returned to the table, yet he carried on shouting. I asked him to stop and leave it there. This was all in front of my mother in law.
I've never had such an awful experience. Very rude!
A fantastic find. Traditional local with an open fire. Well worth a visit. The landlord and landlady are very welcoming and go out of their way to make you feel at home. There's something for everyone, traditional pub with a cosy snug, real fire, darts, pool, table football, pub quiz etc etc...