A pub on the site since 1797, the Dog & Partridge was acquired by Duncan Gilmour at some time after 1860 as shown by the distinctive Gilmour’s frontage. Internally the pub still retains some of the original room layout with seating areas on both sides of the entrance. On the left there’s a small enclosed snug whilst the right leads to the main bar area with a comfortable lounge to the rear.
Conor and Sarah Smith took on the lease in February 2013 following a refurbishment of the pub in 2012, Conor having previously had over ten years’ experience in the licensed trade. Currently the opening hours are Monday – Thursday 12-11 and 12-12 Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). Food is available Monday to Friday lunchtimes 12-2.30. There are now six handpumps dispensing Black Sheep Bitter and Kelham Island Easy Rider as regular beers and up to four guest beers, many from local breweries but also from independents from further afield, with around 200 different beers in the first year. There’s a 10% discount on cask beers for CAMRA members on production of a current membership card.
Traditional pub games available include darts, table skittles, shove ha’penny and bagatelle. Monday is quiz night with a £20 bar tab for the winners, Tuesday there’s an acoustic jam session and there’s a DJ on Saturday nights. To mark the pubs transformation in the last year to become a quality showcase for real ale, the pub
will be receiving the Pub of the Month award on the evening of Tuesday 11th March 2014, when all are welcome to join us was presented with their award on an evening of good beer, music, buffet (including Connor’s excellent home made hot scotch eggs!) a raffle and a space hopper.