"The Vic" as it is colloquially known, is, for me, the most important pub in Yorkshire as it's where my now husband and I first went for a drink many years ago having met on an internet forum. I would come up from Sheffield on the train and meet him after work, and many blissful afternoons and evenings were spent here in the glorious Victorian interior, either by the windows where we could watch the world go by or in one of the private booths, talking, drinking and laughing.
In those days, the pub was run by Sybil, an amazing character who kept a tidy ship along with her fantastic team of staff. Sadly Sybil has now left but the back bar is now named in her honour. The atmosphere is not quite as electric as in Sybil's days but it's still a fantastic pub to drop into for a drink or a meal. The food is standard pub fare but very well done and the sandwiches are lovely.
So resonant is the pub for me, being the site of our courting days, that it's the setting, under its real name, of a couple of scenes in my fictionalised autobiography My Adventures in Cyberspace.
Long may The Vic reign.
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