Inn Brief

The Springvale Tavern has just had a fourth beer pump put in, which was kindly provided by Bradfield to serve Farmers Blonde as a house beer.  The pub has also now passed both parts of Cask Marque and launched a new menu. The Rutland Arms in Holmesfield have demolished their outdoor pizza oven, which saw very little use, in order to extend the outdoor seating area so drinkers can enjoy the summer sunshine (fingers crossed!). The Old Pump House in Barlow has reopened under new management and is serving real ale from Marstons. The Great Gatsby on Division Street, Sheffield City Centre, has reopened following refurbishment. Two real ales continue to be available on the bar. Meanwhile the upstairs room has been converted into a table service cocktail bar. Wetherspoons have announced the name and opening date of their new pub in the Oasis Food Court at Meadowhall shopping centre. It will be known as the Steel Foundry and the opening date is planned as 14th July. The Brothers Arms is taking part in Tramlines Festival this year and putting on a beer festival with around 60 ales, there will be a music stage in the beer garden from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July and on the Saturday this will be extended into the Millenium Park where a second stage will be located and the road inbetween is to be closed for the day! This event is being run in conjunction with Heeley Development Trust under the banner of ‘This is Heeley’. See their Facebook event page for more details. The Yorkshire Bridge Inn near Bamford held a beer festival over the weekend of 15th-17th May. The breweries featured included Stancill, Chantry, Thornbridge, Amber Ales, Wild Beer Co, Pennine, Bradfield, Kelham Island, Peak Ales and Wylam. Keep an eye on their Twitter feed for details of their next festival. The Swan Inn at Ridgeway is another pub in our area that held a beer festival recently on Saturday 16th May, this featured 15 real ales and ran alongside the village’s farmers & craft market. A number of special events are coming up at the Devonshire Cat in Sheffield Centre including a beer school, Stouts & Porters night and a Cider Festival – see their advert for more details.

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