Royal Hotel

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.

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Gigs

(130 entries)
bandsupportdate
They Must Be RussiansThe Corridor21/05/1980
Side EffectsKid Gloves28/05/1980
The ProcessScarborough Antelopes04/06/1980
ArteryFlying Alphonso Brothers11/06/1980
Madison Blooze Band14/06/1980
Veiled ThreatBest Left Dead18/06/1980
Willy & The WiffsDaily Planet25/06/1980
SpasmsBest Left Dead26/06/1980
DiseaseFrenchie09/07/1980
FatalesThe Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor/Pencil Stripes16/07/1980
Madison Blooze Band19/07/1980
Repulsive AlienNew Model Soldier23/07/1980
ArteryMrs Beech30/07/1980
IVIRazzam06/08/1980
Scarborough AntelopesKid Gloves13/08/1980
Headroom16/08/1980
Flying Alphonso BrothersThe Corridor20/08/1980
Headroom23/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band25/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band05/09/1980
Mystic Orange17/09/1980
VitalPulp24/09/1980
SpasmsGrey Lens Men01/10/1980
Frenchie08/10/1980
Past Seven Days15/10/1980
Vendino PactCombo Satori24/10/1980
Daily Planet29/10/1980
Active GlidersMark Mywords05/11/1980
Alibi07/11/1980
Pencil StripesThe Ultimate12/11/1980
Sexual LotionObjet d’Art21/11/1980
The Chant26/11/1980
Empty Bed Blues Band29/11/1980
Uncool Dance Band03/12/1980
KarbernekHobbies Of Today10/12/1980
Flying Alphonso BrothersThe Injectrors17/12/1980
Gen X18/12/1980
Grace Poole 5The Amoebas07/01/1981
Sensible Shoes14/01/1981
Active GlidersVena Cava21/01/1981
VitalBikini Atoll28/01/1981
The Chant04/02/1981
Proposition 31An Alien Heat11/02/1981
Past Seven DaysMark Mywords18/02/1981
Objet d’ArtThe Brunswick Boys25/02/1981
Secret SideDivine Comedy04/03/1981
The AmoebasMark Jackson11/03/1981
Mrs BeechVena Cava / Jump Club18/03/1981
Bikini AtollNew Model Soldier25/03/1981
The UltimateThe Injectors01/04/1981
DiseaseTension08/04/1981
Pencil Stripes15/04/1981
Sensible ShoesThe Corridor22/04/1981
Bikini AtollTake One29/04/1981
Shy TotsB-Troop06/05/1981
Red ZooThe Process13/05/1981
Whammer JammerMark Mywords20/05/1981
Kid GlovesLong Lankin27/05/1981
Half Life03/06/1981
Take OneThe Doormen10/06/1981
MugshotsPrivate Tears17/06/1981
Sensible ShoesTension24/06/1981
HazePsychic Twist01/07/1981
The Process 08/07/1981
Flying Alphonso BrothersPulp15/07/1981
B-TroopI-Scream Brothers22/07/1981
Shy TotsKiev29/07/1981
The InjectorsMedia Attack05/08/1981
DiseaseBetter Late Than Never12/08/1981
Kelham IslandRubber Crap19/08/1981
The AmoebasStrictly Prickly26/08/1981
MugshotsMortuary In Wax09/09/1981
TensionTreatment16/09/1981
Mark Mywords & the (MeninbracketsSpiral Vision23/09/1981
Frank WhiteVena Cava30/09/1981
CoilVintage Violence07/10/1981
The AmoebasKen Forgettable14/10/1981
Sensible ShoesBizarros21/10/1981
Shy TotsThe Mirror Crack’d28/10/1981
Psychic Twist04/11/1981
White FlagWhite Russian11/11/1981
Fifth FlightLimited Life18/11/1981
The UntouchablesMau Maus25/11/1981
Red ZooThe Mirror Crack’d02/12/1981
VitalMark Mywords / The Mix09/12/1981
TreatmentDelta Band16/12/1981
CoilThe Bites23/12/1981
E-Plus30/12/1981
The UntouchablesPenthouse06/01/1982
KievWager13/01/1982
The Bizarros20/01/1982
New Model SoldierPulp27/01/1982
Mr SloaneThis Red Rock03/02/1982
QuickiesHula10/02/1982
The UntouchablesTension17/02/1982
Psychic TwistRam24/02/1982
The Mirror Crack’dMugshots03/03/1982
Cedarpoint Ohio 1952Nervous Energy10/03/1982
TensionBaretta 17/03/1982
Penthouse24/03/1982
Typhoon SaturdayVital31/03/1982
The AmoebasPhono Industria07/04/1982
Quite UnnervingMortuary In Wax14/04/1982
Nervous Energy21/04/1982
Delta Band28/04/1982
Treatment05/05/1982
The BitesAdmission12/05/1982
Tsi-TsaStill Pictures19/05/1982
The Stacks20/05/1982
Junkie BusinessMegalomania26/05/1982
Time In MotionNeutral Stars02/06/1982
GenevaLisbon09/06/1982
VitalBeat Street16/06/1982
Utang TumblersExpose23/06/1982
Mrs Beech & The Heretics30/06/1982
AdmissionDebar07/07/1982
The Mirror Crack’dBeat Street14/07/1982
Really Big BoysDino21/07/1982
Chapter 2Flying Bears28/07/1982
Mrs Beech & The Heretics04/08/1982
Rough CopyDance Advance11/08/1982
So BlindThe Quiet Man18/08/1982
Ten Men25/08/1982
Cymbal Clinic with Pete York06/10/1983
Smac 19The Diplomats / Sheffield Popular Theatre17/01/1984
Just UsCircus Of Poets / Gerry The Mime24/01/1984
Maureen & SenniClaudette Bonney / Sheffield Popular Theatre / Becky Merrill31/01/1984
Mark MywordsThe Underdogs / Greasy Rees & Friend07/02/1984
Circus of PoetsSmac 19 / Thrills and Spills14/02/1984
Jimmy James & the VagabondsKaramojah / Mystik Melody20/02/1984

Gigs

(130 entries)
bandsupportdate
They Must Be RussiansThe Corridor21/05/1980
Side EffectsKid Gloves28/05/1980
The ProcessScarborough Antelopes04/06/1980
ArteryFlying Alphonso Brothers11/06/1980
Madison Blooze Band14/06/1980
Veiled ThreatBest Left Dead18/06/1980
Willy & The WiffsDaily Planet25/06/1980
SpasmsBest Left Dead26/06/1980
DiseaseFrenchie09/07/1980
FatalesThe Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor/Pencil Stripes16/07/1980
Madison Blooze Band19/07/1980
Repulsive AlienNew Model Soldier23/07/1980
ArteryMrs Beech30/07/1980
IVIRazzam06/08/1980
Scarborough AntelopesKid Gloves13/08/1980
Headroom16/08/1980
Flying Alphonso BrothersThe Corridor20/08/1980
Headroom23/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band25/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band05/09/1980
Mystic Orange17/09/1980
VitalPulp24/09/1980
SpasmsGrey Lens Men01/10/1980
Frenchie08/10/1980
Past Seven Days15/10/1980
Vendino PactCombo Satori24/10/1980
Daily Planet29/10/1980
Active GlidersMark Mywords05/11/1980
Alibi07/11/1980
Pencil StripesThe Ultimate12/11/1980
Sexual LotionObjet d’Art21/11/1980
The Chant26/11/1980
Empty Bed Blues Band29/11/1980
Uncool Dance Band03/12/1980
KarbernekHobbies Of Today10/12/1980
Flying Alphonso BrothersThe Injectrors17/12/1980
Gen X18/12/1980
Grace Poole 5The Amoebas07/01/1981
Sensible Shoes14/01/1981
Active GlidersVena Cava21/01/1981
VitalBikini Atoll28/01/1981
The Chant04/02/1981
Proposition 31An Alien Heat11/02/1981
Past Seven DaysMark Mywords18/02/1981
Objet d’ArtThe Brunswick Boys25/02/1981
Secret SideDivine Comedy04/03/1981
The AmoebasMark Jackson11/03/1981
Mrs BeechVena Cava / Jump Club18/03/1981
Bikini AtollNew Model Soldier25/03/1981
The UltimateThe Injectors01/04/1981
DiseaseTension08/04/1981
Pencil Stripes15/04/1981
Sensible ShoesThe Corridor22/04/1981
Bikini AtollTake One29/04/1981
Shy TotsB-Troop06/05/1981
Red ZooThe Process13/05/1981
Whammer JammerMark Mywords20/05/1981
Kid GlovesLong Lankin27/05/1981
Half Life03/06/1981
Take OneThe Doormen10/06/1981
MugshotsPrivate Tears17/06/1981
Sensible ShoesTension24/06/1981
HazePsychic Twist01/07/1981
The Process 08/07/1981
Flying Alphonso BrothersPulp15/07/1981
B-TroopI-Scream Brothers22/07/1981
Shy TotsKiev29/07/1981
The InjectorsMedia Attack05/08/1981
DiseaseBetter Late Than Never12/08/1981
Kelham IslandRubber Crap19/08/1981
The AmoebasStrictly Prickly26/08/1981
MugshotsMortuary In Wax09/09/1981
TensionTreatment16/09/1981
Mark Mywords & the (MeninbracketsSpiral Vision23/09/1981
Frank WhiteVena Cava30/09/1981
CoilVintage Violence07/10/1981
The AmoebasKen Forgettable14/10/1981
Sensible ShoesBizarros21/10/1981
Shy TotsThe Mirror Crack’d28/10/1981
Psychic Twist04/11/1981
White FlagWhite Russian11/11/1981
Fifth FlightLimited Life18/11/1981
The UntouchablesMau Maus25/11/1981
Red ZooThe Mirror Crack’d02/12/1981
VitalMark Mywords / The Mix09/12/1981
TreatmentDelta Band16/12/1981
CoilThe Bites23/12/1981
E-Plus30/12/1981
The UntouchablesPenthouse06/01/1982
KievWager13/01/1982
The Bizarros20/01/1982
New Model SoldierPulp27/01/1982
Mr SloaneThis Red Rock03/02/1982
QuickiesHula10/02/1982
The UntouchablesTension17/02/1982
Psychic TwistRam24/02/1982
The Mirror Crack’dMugshots03/03/1982
Cedarpoint Ohio 1952Nervous Energy10/03/1982
TensionBaretta 17/03/1982
Penthouse24/03/1982
Typhoon SaturdayVital31/03/1982
The AmoebasPhono Industria07/04/1982
Quite UnnervingMortuary In Wax14/04/1982
Nervous Energy21/04/1982
Delta Band28/04/1982
Treatment05/05/1982
The BitesAdmission12/05/1982
Tsi-TsaStill Pictures19/05/1982
The Stacks20/05/1982
Junkie BusinessMegalomania26/05/1982
Time In MotionNeutral Stars02/06/1982
GenevaLisbon09/06/1982
VitalBeat Street16/06/1982
Utang TumblersExpose23/06/1982
Mrs Beech & The Heretics30/06/1982
AdmissionDebar07/07/1982
The Mirror Crack’dBeat Street14/07/1982
Really Big BoysDino21/07/1982
Chapter 2Flying Bears28/07/1982
Mrs Beech & The Heretics04/08/1982
Rough CopyDance Advance11/08/1982
So BlindThe Quiet Man18/08/1982
Ten Men25/08/1982
Cymbal Clinic with Pete York06/10/1983
Smac 19The Diplomats / Sheffield Popular Theatre17/01/1984
Just UsCircus Of Poets / Gerry The Mime24/01/1984
Maureen & SenniClaudette Bonney / Sheffield Popular Theatre / Becky Merrill31/01/1984
Mark MywordsThe Underdogs / Greasy Rees & Friend07/02/1984
Circus of PoetsSmac 19 / Thrills and Spills14/02/1984
Jimmy James & the VagabondsKaramojah / Mystik Melody20/02/1984