Pub of the Month July 2015

The Cremorne at 185 London Road S2 4LH was a mid Victorian street corner local and although the origin of the name is not clear it could be named after the 1872 Derby winner.

Originally comprising two small rooms, in the 1980’s it was opened out and extended into the adjoining property, part of which is at a lower level. The interior is fairly basic, with the walls partly exposed brickwork and the floors a mixture of flagstones and bare boards, although the seating is comfortably upholstered. An outside drinking area is accessed from the lower level.

At one time created a Tetley Festival Ale House with a plaque still inset in the floor, it is now free of tie and has ten handpumps dispensing up to eight real ales and two traditional ciders. The regular beers are Kelham Island Best Bitter and Saltaire Raspberry Blonde and always a beer from Pictish. The rest are mainly sourced from Yorkshire, with the aim of providing a variety of styles and strengths, with at least one dark beer. As well as the two ciders there is now a craft keg line, and two gluten free bottled beers from St. Peter’s Brewery are available.

The pub is open 3 – 12 Mon/Thu, 3 – 1am Fri, 12 – 1am Sat and 12 – 12 Sun, with food, comprising pizzas and sandwiches available 6 – 10pm (12 – 10pm Sat/Sun). There is music every evening, with live acoustic Sundays, alternating folk or jazz jam sessions Mondays, open mic Tuesdays and DJs or live bands in between. Close to Bramall Lane, the pub is busy on home match days, but always offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Regular customers come from a wide area giving a good mix and providing a lively community spirit.

Congratulations to manager Rachel, her assistant Tom and all the staff on achieving the pub of the month award. Join us for the presentation which will be on Tuesday 14th July from 8pm; there are regular buses from town (20/20A, 75/76, 87, 97/98) stopping outside.

Wils Gee

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