On the trail of a decent Sheffield pint

Real Ale Trails directors Austin Macauley, Kristy Muffett and Maire McCarthy at The Harlequin, Nursery Street.
Real Ale Trails directors Austin Macauley, Kristy Muffett and Maire McCarthy at The Harlequin, Nursery Street.
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Remember those ‘you’ve been Tangoed’ ads, starring the Orange Man? Well, he was played by Wombwell brewery owner Peter Geeves.

The exploding granny featured in the first ad was played by actress Helena McCarthy, mum of Sheffield Real Ale Trails director Maire – who will no doubt be reminiscing when the group marks its first birthday with a trip to Geeves’ on Saturday.

Real Ale Trails was launched by Maire with fellow enthusiasts Austin Macauley and Kristy Muffet.“We were convinced a great ‘experience’ could be created out of Sheffield’s pub and brewery scene,” says Austin.

“We’re now getting regular inquiries from people wanting us to organise bespoke ale trails.

“It tends to be people who want something a bit more quirky and memorable than the stereotypical pub crawl.”

The tours have proved popular with groups from stag parties and businesses to international visitors and even teetotallers.

“I guess you don’t have to drink to enjoy pubs and be interested in real ale!”

For details of the group or its Walking Ale Trail on Sept 21: www.realaletrails.co.uk