Been up to Leeds today. While there I had a couple of good real ale pints in a couple of the pubs. Got on the train back to Barnsley and thought I’d have a drink in TARN. Brahmas - as per usual, stood for a long while waiting to get served - eventually pointed to the only real ale badge that interested me and asked for a pint. Got the reply which is becoming more and more frequent in that boozer ‘that ones gone off’. FFS why show the pump badge if they haven’t got any to sell !?!?! This boozer continues to go down the pan very quickly - and has been doing so now for over the last 12 months. Walked out. No. 7 - looked through the window - about 6 people in. I know it sells good real ale but I just do not like this boozer. It’s like supping in a long dismal corridor. It just does not have a warm welcoming atmosphere. Walked away. White Bear - walked around the bar looking at the pumps - all were the modern fizzy slape beers. Shi.te. Walked out. Garrison - noticed it had ale signs outside so I went in. Found the choice to be more or less the same modern fizzy slape beers I’d seen at the White Bear. Walked out. Thought I’d go to the beer shop in the Arcade. Arcade beer shop - closed. Went home. FFS - for the size of the town of Barnsley can’t someone open a decent sized pub that sells a range of real ales !?!?!