Pub of the Month December 2015

The Porter Cottage is on Sharrow Vale Road, just behind Ecclesall Road. Tim and Mandy Price have been in charge for 25 years. It is believed the pub was an old coaching inn established 150 years ago, subsequently acquired by Duncan Gilmour and then Tetley. It is now part of Wear Inns based in Castle Eden, Co Durham.

The handpumps dispense Bradfield Farmers Blond and Bitter (and Belgian Blue when available) together with Abbeydale Deception and Sharps Doombar, as well as a guest beer usually from Saltaire or Kelham Island. For cider lovers there’s Weston’s Wildwood.

Quiz nights are Tuesday and Sunday, and from 4 to 6pm on the second Sunday each month is an acoustic session with various artists, and  at the same time on the 4th Sunday there’s live blues in conjunction with the Honey Bee Blues Club and Martin Bedford.

The Porter Cottage is open from 5pm Mon – Thurs, and from 12 noon Fri – Sun. The Cottage is a well run friendly pub with a good local following, and there’s a nationally acclaimed alternative jukebox.

So it’s well done to Mandy, Tim and their team.

Derek Longford

The Pub of the Month award will be presented on Tuesday 8th December from 8pm. Nearest bus stop is Hunters Bar on routes 81,82,83,83a,88,272.

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