Pub of the Month November 2015

The Devonshire Cat has been a well known Sheffield ale house for as long as I’ve been drinking in Sheffield, however in January last year it was taken over by Abbeydale Brewery and had a new lease of life breathed into it.  Its 12 handpumps always include Moonshine, Deception, Absolution, Dev Cat Bitter  and Dev Cat Stout  as  house beers, served as you would expect in impeccable condition.  The range of guests from near and far has improved greatly too under Abbeydales excellent stewardship, and any patron should look out for the  ‘Jazz Marque’ awarded to to the guest beer on the bar he deemed best by Assistant Manager Jon ‘Jazzy’ Stevens. Like most successful pubs these days the Devonshire Cat also serves up some fine food, alongside its ales, with a menu with something for everyone. If you’ve not eaten here before definitely give it a go.  The Dev Cat also boasts 14 keg lines, an excellent bottle selection and a wonderful spirit list thats well worth perusing and sampling.  The pub has an events list to cater to all, weekly Monday pub quizzes, regular tasting nights are held with Starmore Boss, the recent “CatFest”, and regular promotions on different beer and bottle styles. As ever though a list of attributes like great beer, great food, quizzes etc does not necessarily make a great pub.  The atmosphere, the staff, the belief in quality and the over riding sense that the pub is a haven for people to visit, to enjoy , to try something new, to meet friends and socialise is all encapsulated here, right in the centre of Sheffield.  Abbeydale and their dedicated enthusiastic team have reinvigorated this pub and made it a must visit destination in Sheffield. Andy Stephens The Devonshire Cat is on Wellington Street in Sheffield City Centre, a short walk from public transport at West Street or Moorfoot. We’ll be presenting the certificate on the evening of Tuesday 10th November, all are welcome to join us for a pint!

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