The Beer Engine

The venue most recently known as Delaney’s music bar, at the junction of London Road and Cemetery Road near Moorfoot, is to reopen in early April under it’s old name of the Beer Engine under the new ownership of Tom Harrington. Tom has some good experience of Sheffield pubs under his belt, most recently working for Thornbridge Brewery’s pub operation and previously working in good pubs such as the Sheaf View and was involved with the Hillsborough Hotel in the days of it being run by the Edale Brewery Collective! The focus at the Beer Engine is good beer, the cellar has been refurbished and the bar will feature a couple of regular house beers including a traditional bitter plus a range of ever changing guests, the intention is to feature breweries that are less common in Sheffield’s pubs to keep the range interesting.  in total there will be 6 handpumps for cask ales. There will also be a handpump for real cider and the keg beer range will mostly be supplied by Wells-Young who is providing some of the dispense equipment (the pub is otherwise free of tie) – although there will also be guests from ‘craft’ brewers. beer engine proof amended20150309_153140 The pub has a small kitchen and there will be bar food available, this will generally be snacks that complement the beer including choices that will appeal to the after work crowd although there are also plans to offer Sunday dinners and on Sheffield United match days Pie & Pea lunches will be available. The outdoor area has been opened up thanks to the various student flat developments being constructed nearby and this will be developed into a large, pleasant area to drink outside on a warm day with appropriate lighting, plants, trees etc. There is also plenty of room to put special events on in the summer. In the longer term, once the pub itself is up and running successfully,  there are plans to open a 5 barrel brewery in the unit next door that was previously a fast food takeaway, this will feature large windows so drinkers in the beer garden can see in, the intention is to bring back modern versions of old traditional beers done to a high standard.

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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.

2 comments

  1. Originally, the Royal Oak, a Tennants house, it became Whitbread-owned in 1962. In early 1993, it became a Whitbread Beer Festival Pub, utilising the name of The Beer Engine. Some ten years later, it went through periods of closure and new names (including the Mojo and Delaney’s Music Bar.) In April 2015, after sympathetic renovation, the pub reopened in its current guise as a well-respected independent free house.

    More information on p. 68 of Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs.

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