Punchbowl, Crookes

Since Tracey and I took over as managers, 10 weeks ago, we have made quite a few changes. Neither of us are new to the pub as we have both worked here, as bar staff, for a few years and we both know the trade well.

One of the changes we have made is to the number of different guest cask ales which we have been able to put on since we got onto the SIBA listing.  Recent ales include Abbeydale Moonshine, Greenfield Silver Owl, Thornbridge Wild Swan and Bradfield Farmers Blonde.  Future cask beers on order include Acorn Barnsley Bitter, Peak Ales Chatworth Gold and Sheffield Crucible Best. We have as our resident cask ales Easy Rider and Doom Bar.

Another big change is our introduction of Sunday lunches which are cooked fresh on site, using meat from local farms provided by local butcher, Chris Beach. (Even the Yorkshire Puddings are cooked fresh!!)

We have continued with a live Band night on Friday evenings.  Future bands include Fahrenheit, Mahogany Newt and Amelia Carter. The ever popular Wednesday Jam night also continues.

Amongst coming events in the planning are; a school disco fancy dress night on 27th September, Kids Halloween party during the day on 31st October and an adults Halloween party on the evening of the 31st October with fancy dress and Reservoir Rocks providing the live music.  All the staff will dress as burlesque zombies for this event.

Heather Gamwells, Manager


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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