New Barrack Tavern

Picture: Castle Rock Brewery’s Lewis Townsend, Sheffield CAMRA members Andy Cullen and Rodney Spriggs with the Woods family, Rebecca, Kevin and Steph in the new lounge at
the New Barrack Tavern

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Football supporters, music lovers, real ale drinkers and the neighbours joined Kev, Steph and Rebecca Woods to toast the opening of a new bar and lounge at Sheffield’s New Barrack Tavern.  The Woods family has run the tavern for the past 11 years and it was voted a CAMRA pub of the month in 2014.

Located on the city’s Penistone Road, the pub is already a respected destination for real ale drinkers and for many on their way to and from matches at Hillsborough.  The new lounge which will be used as a public bar on busy days can be closed off for private seminars, parties and meetings.

£35,000 has been invested in the new lounge which replaced a Victorian shop and shed on the site.  Wooden parts of the old structure have been preserved and incorporated into the fabric of the new room.

Landlord Kev Woods welcomed the guests to the opening; “It’s gratifying that at a time when we hear lots of gloomy stuff about pub closures, that we’ve bucked the trend and made the pub bigger.  On some days it can be a bit of a push, and the new lounge will make things much easier,” he says.

Among those attending were members of the local community, representatives of Sheffield CAMRA and directors of the pub owners, Castle Rock Brewery.

Graham Percy


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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