Pub of the Month September 2014

The Three Tuns is a classical, nicely decorated and fairly unique pub of a long, thin shape with a corner seat at one end at ‘the bow of the ship’!

Andy Stephens’ Reet Ales Pub Company took on the lease with Punch Taverns in November 2013 and installed a team of fantastic staff to run the pub with him including assistant manager Kate Major who moved down from sister pub the Closed Shop and shift Manager Jaimie Watts who came from Abbeydale Sports Club.

Other Tuns folk to look out for apart from the guys in the Kitchen are quizmaster Doug who hosts every Wednesday at 6pm and not to forget the newest face behind the bar, Jasper, in his first pub job and enjoying discovering new beers and already a hit with the customers!

Since the pub reopened the range of real ales have increased with Blue Bee Light Blue and Sharps Doom Bar currently offered as the regular beers with a stout or porter also always available and the remaining pumps filled with interesting guest ales from local breweries on the SIBA list. Traditional Cider is also available, usually from Westons.

The pub is popular with office workers during the daytime (hence the quiz being held at 6pm), many of whom are popping in for a bite to eat, then real ale drinkers are increasingly calling in for a beer in the evenings and weekends as they head down the hill from the City Centre to the Kelham Island pub circuit.

The pub is reputed to be haunted, however staff so far in the last 9 months have only reported 2 such instances…

Food is now served all day at the Three Tuns, from midday to 9pm Mondays to Saturdays  with a menu of hot and cold sandwiches and classic pub meals featuring, supplemented with a specials board that changes regularly.

The pub opens 11:30am on weekdays and midday on Saturdays, with the bar remaining open until 11pm Monday to Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sundays when private hire is possible for large groups.

Although the location of the pub is considered by many to be hidden away, it is actually easy to find, behind the cathedral and roll diagonally down Paradise Square, it can be found across the road from the HSBC bank offices and Hilton Hotel.

We are presenting the well deserved Pub of the Month award on the evening of Thursday 18th September. Festivities will start early at about 6pm for the after work crowd, we’ll be appearing with the certificate from about 8pm, all are welcome to drink beer and party!

Awards, Pub of the Month Winners
Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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