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Submitted on Sunday, 26th May 2019
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Dead Donkey, Sheffield

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240 Abbeydale Road
S7 1FL
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Will Larter left this review about Dead Donkey

A conversion from a former shop - Mr Pickles, that specialised in produce from Yorkshire, closed for a refurbishment and never reopened - but not really a micropub because there's no real ale and they have background music. The new owners have done a nice job with the place, nevertheless, with blue painted walls, low hanging lamps, a bar counter (including a low section for wheelchair users) and seating mainly upholstered in green leather (or green fake leather). Whatever, it's all very comfortable, and there's even an antique dresser (1920s?) and (mostly young) local people seem to be using it, so I thought I'd pop in (I work just a few yards away on Abbeydale Road).

Service was friendly and the atmosphere congenial, but I can't get used to walking into a pub with no real ale. There are eight keg fonts on the bar, with one cider, two lagers and five modern-style beers that their brewers probably want me to describe as craft. I went for one with more words on the small circular font label than I would have thought feasible: Double-Barrelled Elusive Brewing Too Much Excitement Yuzu Sour Pale Ale 4.4%. It was very cold and fizzy, and it took me a while to identify the flavour: it reminded me of my childhood, and I eventually narrowed it down to lemon barley water or lime cordial, though of course this was 4.4% alcohol by volume, which my parents would never have allowed in such drinks back in the 1950s or 60s. I can't believe I paid £2.50 for half a pint of this stuff.

On 26th May 2019 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Sheffield, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Dore & Totley, 3.14 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.93 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Dead Donkey, Sheffield
9th Jan 2020, 10:53
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
9th Jan 2020, 09:23
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  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : No last updated 26 May 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 May 2019 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 May 2019 by Will Larter
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