The Cross Scythes (Norton)

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Sheffield, England
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The Cross Scythes (Norton) Sheffield Reviews

dougal dougal
70 reviews
Mar 02, 2007
If you're ever in Sheffield and are passing the Cross Scythes just keep on passing. Don't whatever you do decide to drop in for a drink. Really. Don't.

I've been going in this place for years for two reasons – firstly it's the closest pub to my house and secondly it's a bad habit that I just can't seem to get out of. We end up in there because the rest of the gang can't be bothered to find a new venue.

This is actually quite a big pub with plenty of potential. Unfortunately a succession of landlords have put zero effort into it so it's generally empty, even at weekends. The décor is typical Tetley's chain pub style but the bizarre choice of white walls and over bright lighting only highlights the lack of customers.

The beer is overpriced and the licensees are more interested in drinking with their pals than actually serving anyone and are quite happy to sit and let you wait for ages at the bar. There sees no compunction to stop people bringing in their children so often the large room is more like a playground than a pub with screaming kids running around everywhere whilst their parents studiously ignore them.

The only real plus point is that you're at least guaranteed o get a table any time you choose to visit.

Not that you should of course. Visit that is.

Move along. There's nothing to see here.
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