The White Hart at Bradwell is now under the management of Hawthorne Leisure and landlord James Bacon. The beer range includes Tetley Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wells Bombardier Bitter and a guest ale. Terry and Helen Bedford are now running the Sir William in Grindleford The Star in Tideswell is now run by Tim and Amy McVey. The Red Lion in Litton has a new landlady, Julie Tom is leaving the Anvil, Stannington at the end of the month The Shakey in Hillsborough now has real ale The Castle Inn at Bradway has now had work completed to replace the bar’s pipework, something managers Craig and Marie were keen to see done, as a result the temperature the real ale is being served at is more consistent. Although we had no reports of quality issues before, this is of course good news! A regularly changing range of 3 real ales are available and a discount is offered to CAMRA members. Recently featured have been a couple of green hopped beers, one from Abbeydale and one from Ossett. Rotherham CAMRA’s New York beer festival has been postponed due to an U19 football match subsequently being arranged at the stadium the same weekend. The new dates for the festival are 8th to 10th January. Check their website for the latest information. It is reported that the Sportsman on Cambridge Street has closed as a rock pub with the management moving around the corner to the former Yorkshireman pub (more recently known as Lions Lair).