on February 17, 2013
Feeling the little the worse for wear after our evening with Ian McCullough in the Leadmill and with over an hour before our train, we wanted somewhere close to Sheffield train station where we could grab a bite to eat. Wandering up the road towards the University we saw a basic looking pub, the Globe selling various breakfast foods. I ordered the vegetarian breakfast, while my more delicate beloved went for the scrambled egg on toast. I had an orange juice and my beloved a coffee. The price for the whole lot was a startling £7. What a bargain.The Globe is a typical plain student type place; very basic and a bit scruffy. To be honest I've never grown out of going to places like this so we were quite comfortable particularly as we were the only ones in the bar. My only grumble was that the tables are square meaning that I felt sat quite a way from my beloved, and the chairs did not sensibly snug into the table, meaning I risked getting runny egg or baked beans over my top. Just before our food arrived a veritable train load of students arrived in the pub; what was once quiet instantly erupted into life as the 40 or so students that arrived in one swoop (I kid you not) took over the juke box, played the gaming machines, pool table and yelled at each other. I don’t really mind such boisterous behaviour (been there done that), but nursing a massive hangover and wanting a quiet breakfast it wasn't the best. Still I soon became engrossed with breakfast and was slightly bemused to find that my potato hash had been replaced by chips. I'm not that keen on either so it was simply something else to leave at the side of my plate. The eggs and beans were beautiful although if I were making the dish then the fresh tomato would have been cooked a little longer. I was happy that the sauces were placed at our table; I do like a bit of tomato sauce with my eggs. My beloved meanwhile hardly touched her scrambled egg although they looked like they should. The Globe is a Scream pub a chain of around 50 bars up and down the country which cater particularly for students. It is owned by London based investment group TDR Capital. Many of the pubs have a photo of the Scream (Edvard Munch) somewhere but I didn't spot it in Sheffield. To sum up I can picture the Globe getting pretty lively on a night particularly with a grungy student clientele but everything was well behaved while we were there. I certainly can't complain about the food and if you want something cheap and cheerful then you could do worse. I imagine an older couple might feel and look a bit out of place if you are dressed smart, but I don't think we particularly stood out from the crowd at the time we were there (apart from being 25 years older of course!).
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