Sheffield’s first micropub, the Beer House, opened on 14th December.
The pub sells local ales and drinks, offer games (including chess and backgammon) as well as ‘convivial conversation’ in a former E-cigarette shop near Hunters Bar roundabout.
Wines and spirits for the pub have been sourced locally, from shop Starmoreboss on Sharrowvale Road, with ales from local breweries. Organic rioja and other more unusual drinks are also on the menu.
The venue consists of two small rooms and a shop front. In the front room is the bar, featuring 6 handpumps, generally with an every changing range of 5 cask ales – mostly from local breweries but now and again other beers of interest appear from breweries such as Marble of Manchester. There is also a single tap for draught lager – Stancill Brewery’s Sheffield Pilsener. There are also bar stools and a couple of tables in the bar room. Up a couple of steps to the rear room is a fireplace and some more tables, along with access to the toilets at the back.
The micropub concept seems to have really caught the imagination of local people and proved popular, especially amongst those wanting to relax after shopping in the area!