Don't even think about coming...
Don't even think about coming to the North without sampling Yorkshire pudding! Another sophistocated delicacy(!!!) is 'Toad in the hole' (we have a way with words)..which is the glamourous articles pictured, but a bigger version with sausages burrowing through the batter, don't fret if you are vegetarian, just throw in a couple of quorn or other vegetable protein pseudo sausages....you know it makes sense;-)swill it down with a pint and a pound 'a' black puddin' and you're officially a local (Only joking......half a pound will do lol)
Dog racing is quite a popular past time here and although I havent had the chance to go yet quite a few of my freinds go on a regular basis. Its a good night out where you can take your wives...not sure about kids....get a drink of beer, basic food and have a gamble as high or as low as you want.
The events usually take place at night time. Warm clothes if in winter, but there is an inside area near the bar.
Loads of money ; )
Ecclesfield is situated about 4.5 miles North of Sheffield City Centre.
Eccles was the old British word for Church, so its name means The Church in The Field.
The old village is dominated by The Parish Church of St. Marys, an attractive 17th Century building, being unusually large for a village church.
There are some attractive old stone terraced houses, and pubs. (Years ago, I often came to Ecclesfield at weekends, for the pub crawl!)
Near to the church is an antiques centre, with a pleasant tea room on its upper floor.
Opposite the Church, is the Gatty Memorial Hall, Dedicated to The Reverend Alfred Gatty. Gatty married Margaret Scott, and their family of 10 children were later compared to The Brontes.
Around the 17th century, Ecclesfield had a thriving nail making industry, providing the parish of Hallamshire with all the nails. There are recordings of 24 Smithies being in operation in Ecclesfield in 1672, These mainly being 'cottage industries' with outhouses and back yards being utilised.
Paper Milling, coal mining and ironstone extraction were other important industries, although Ecclesfield was considered to be predominantly agricultural.
None of these industries are in operation in Ecclesfield today.
Ecclesfield continues to grow, with new housing estates and shops, but it still retains a village feel. Close to Sheffield and Barnsley, with handy access to the M1 motorway.
The Republic is best known for being the home of GATECRASHER, one of the most famous club nights in the UK. Held on Saturday nights, it attracts famous DJs from all around the world. This is a night for serious clubbers and wacky dressers- the more outrageous, the better.
But the club also hosts nights throughout the week and because of the massive student population of the city, these are usually VERY CHEAP and the music played varies. The Republic is also lucky enough to boast 3 ROOMS that all play DIFFERENT MUSIC so you can pick and choose what you want to listen to during the night. The atmosphere is always fun and relaxed.
At the moment the schedule is:
MONDAYS- ‘Blessed’- House, Trance & Chart Hits
TUESDAYS- ‘Star’- Dance Classics, Pop, Indie & 70s/80s
THURSDAYS- ‘Disco 2002’- Funky House, R ‘n’ B, HipHop & ‘Cheese’
FRIDAYS- ‘Bubblegum’- Chart Pop and Dance music
There are usually drinks promotions on all these nights which means that you normally expect to pay between £1-£1.50 for a bottle or double spirit and mixer. Apart from Gatecrasher, the entry price is usually about £3-4. Anything but I'd suggest casual chic is a good bet.
Lovely setting if it's sunny
Seating outside in a pleasant paved area near the peace gardens in the centre of Sheffield. I have to confess I've not got round to eating here yet but when I saw these customers relaxing outside I wished I had ( I just grabbed a sandwich). The chap on the left of the picture seemed to be happy enough. There are more reviews on this page from the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/greedycow/food/restaurants/ha_ha.shtml.