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The Monkey, Thurgoland - pub details

Address: Baggerwood Road, Thurgoland, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 7AX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39635) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Penistone (3.3 miles), Barnsley (4.3 miles), Chapeltown (5.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.7/10 (rated by 3 users)
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Wortley Arms, Sheffield (1.7 miles), Strafford Arms, Stainborough (1.9 miles)


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This review should carry a HEALTH WARNING !
If you still reading, then please make your own mind up, but earlier this afternoon I had a surreal experience at this so called pub.
I visited this place several years ago, it was okay, full of reasonable people having a quiet drink - nothing different to many pubs up and down the country.
Yesterday, I passed whilst out cycling. As I approached, I was intrigued to see if the pub was still open as some of the signage appeared to be missing.
As I got closer, I saw a surreal sight, there were a large amount of what some would call 'art' littering the car park, comprised of an old toilet, a vacuum cleaner and other old houshold items that I would prefer to call junk and an eyesore.
The front door to the 'pub' was open, but there were no cars, and no sign of any customers, whilst the sign at the front had been altered to read, 'no beer'.
I looked through the window, and could see three mannequins, one of which had a sign around its body, bearing a four letter word which commences in the letter C.
The bar appeared empty and it seemed that no beer/drinks were available.
I began to make my way out of the car park, when an irate man appeared from the side door, he asked me if I wanted a drink.
I explained to him that I didn't, and was just curious and wished to know if the pub was still open and trading. At this point he got very angry, and shouted that I should 'F' off, that I was not safe and that I should get off his car park. He was actually screaming at me, and gave me the impression that he was suffering from mental issues.
I have since noticed that there are several items on the internet for this pub and its landlord, all of which paint a picture that this is a quirky pub with a friendly, but 'off the wall' landlord.
I like uncomformity, but this was something else and was uncomfortable to say the least.
The pub does not appear to be trading, and even if it was, to state this was the most unfriendly, and inept example of 'customer care' I have ever experienced would be a gross understatement.
I'm not sure why he reacted like this or what has happened in past to create his attitude, but I really need to warn any unsuspecting person who may pass by, that this was the behaviour of someone barely in control of himself and not really a pub, if indeed it still is, that you should consider visiting !
By far the worst review I have ever submitted - and I did not even go inside !!!

SouthYorkshireman - 6 May 2013 22:25

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