Royal Hotel today (apartments)

The Royal Hotel was situated on the junction of London Road and Abbeydale Road and regularly put on gigs in the function room, especially during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. At one point it was known as the Ritblat Tube, run by Steve Baker, who coined the title based on his liking for the London Tube logo.

Bands played in the function room at the rear and the door was usually manned by Richard & Lawrence of the “Daily Planet”. Pulp played there on 24th September 1980, supporting Vital. It was a popular venue with support acts often being formed spontaneously from members of the audience. The pub has since been converted into flats.

Please share any memorabilia about this venue and add any missing gigs.

Venue : Royal Abbeydale Rd
bandsupportdatevenuetown
They Must Be RussiansThe Corridor21/05/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
They Must Be RussiansThe Corridor21/05/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Side EffectsKid Gloves28/05/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Side EffectsKid Gloves28/05/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The ProcessScarborough Antelopes04/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The ProcessScarborough Antelopes04/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
ArteryFlying Alphonso Brothers11/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
ArteryFlying Alphonso Brothers11/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band14/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band14/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Veiled ThreatBest Left Dead18/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Veiled ThreatBest Left Dead18/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Willy & The WiffsDaily Planet25/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Willy & The WiffsDaily Planet25/06/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
DiseaseFrenchie09/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
DiseaseFrenchie09/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
FatalesThe Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor/Pencil Stripes16/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
FatalesThe Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor / Pencil Stripes16/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band19/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band19/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Repulsive AlienNew Model Soldier23/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Repulsive AlienNew Model Soldier23/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
ArteryMrs Beech30/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
ArteryMrs Beech30/07/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Headroom16/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Headroom16/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Headroom23/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Headroom23/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band25/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band25/08/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Madison Blooze Band05/09/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mystic Orange17/09/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
VitalPulp24/09/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
SpasmsGrey Lens Men01/10/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Frenchie08/10/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Past Seven Days15/10/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Vendino PactCombo Satori24/10/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Daily Planet29/10/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Active GlidersMark Mywords05/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Alibi07/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Pencil StripesThe Ultimate12/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Sexual LotionObjet d'Art21/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Chant26/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band29/11/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Uncool Dance Band03/12/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
KarbernekHobbies Of Today10/12/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersThe Injectrors17/12/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Gen X18/12/1980Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Grace Poole 5The Amoebas07/01/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Sensible Shoes14/01/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Active GlidersVena Cava21/01/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
VitalBikini Atoll28/01/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Chant04/02/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Proposition 31An Alien Heat11/02/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Past Seven DaysMark Mywords18/02/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Objet d'ArtThe Brunswick Boys25/02/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Secret SideDivine Comedy04/03/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The AmoebasMark Jackson11/03/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mrs BeechVena Cava / Jump Club18/03/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Bikini AtollNew Model Soldier25/03/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The UltimateThe Injectors01/04/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
DiseaseTension08/04/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Pencil Stripes15/04/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Sensible ShoesThe Corridor22/04/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Bikini AtollTake One29/04/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Shy TotsB-Troop06/05/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Red ZooThe Process13/05/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Whammer JammerMark Mywords20/05/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Kid GlovesLong Lankin27/05/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Half Life03/06/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Take OneThe Doormen10/06/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
MugshotsPrivate Tears17/06/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Sensible ShoesTension24/06/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
HazePsychic Twist01/07/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Process 08/07/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersPulp15/07/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
B-TroopI-Scream Brothers22/07/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Shy TotsKiev29/07/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The InjectorsMedia Attack05/08/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
DiseaseBetter Late Than Never12/08/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Kelham IslandRubber Crap19/08/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The AmoebasStrictly Prickly26/08/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
MugshotsMortuary In Wax09/09/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
TensionTreatment16/09/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mark Mywords & the (Meninbrackets)Spiral Vision23/09/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Frank WhiteVena Cava30/09/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
CoilVintage Violence07/10/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The AmoebasKen Forgettable14/10/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Sensible ShoesBizarros21/10/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Shy TotsThe Mirror Crack'd28/10/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Psychic Twist04/11/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
White FlagWhite Russian11/11/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Fifth FlightLimited Life18/11/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The UntouchablesMau Maus25/11/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Red ZooThe Mirror Crack'd02/12/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
VitalMark Mywords / The Mix09/12/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
TreatmentDelta Band16/12/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
CoilThe Bites23/12/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
E-Plus30/12/1981Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The UntouchablesPenthouse06/01/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
KievWager13/01/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Bizarros20/01/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
New Model SoldierPulp27/01/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mr SloaneThis Red Rock03/02/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
QuickiesHula10/02/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The UntouchablesTension17/02/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Psychic TwistRam24/02/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Mirror Crack'dMugshots03/03/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Cedarpoint Ohio 1952Nervous Energy10/03/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
TensionBaretta 17/03/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Penthouse24/03/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Typhoon SaturdayVital31/03/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The AmoebasPhono Industria07/04/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Quite UnnervingMortuary In Wax14/04/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Nervous Energy21/04/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Delta Band28/04/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Treatment05/05/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The BitesAdmission12/05/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Tsi-TsaStill Pictures19/05/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Stacks20/05/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Junkie BusinessMegalomania26/05/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Time In MotionNeutral Stars02/06/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
GenevaLisbon09/06/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
VitalBeat Street16/06/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Utang TumblersExpose23/06/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mrs Beech & The Heretics30/06/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
AdmissionDebar07/07/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
The Mirror Crack'dBeat Street14/07/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Really Big BoysDino21/07/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Chapter 2Flying Bears28/07/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Mrs Beech & The Heretics04/08/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Rough CopyDance Advance11/08/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
So BlindThe Quiet Man18/08/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Ten Men25/08/1982Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield
Cymbal Clinic with Pete York06/10/1983Royal Abbeydale RdSheffield

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