Dove & Rainbow

The Dove and Rainbow has a new geeky games night on a Monday, with a range of old skool consuls to play on, and Guitar Hero live on stage! And every other Tuesday there’s Nat’s Open Mic / Jam night.

You’ll find regular live music, courtesy mainly of the local Riffids Bands, most Fridays from 12 Feb onwards, as well as other odds and ends that appear on the calendar from time to time. There is also a Fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation on Friday 5th Feb. For regular updates on what is happening, like or visit “Dove and Rainbow” on facebook.

The pub doesn’t have a separate function room, but is happy to book out the stage seating area, or smaller tables for birthdays etc, whenever it is free. Just message Dove and Rainbow on facebook if you want to book a birthday or other celebration, however large or small (it’s free of charge!), and you’ll also get a bottle of bubbly, and drinks offers and a free round of shots for the whole group.

There are 6 handpulls, as well as 3 bag-in-box Westons ciders, and the permanent ales are Hobgoblin and Easy Rider, with regular appearances from the likes of Trooper, Doom Bar, Moonshine, Blond Witch, Ghost ship, and Blue Bee Stout, along with a spattering of the wierd and wonderfully named ales that appear on the guest rotations.

Dawn and her team have been there over 9 years now, so if you’ve not been in for a while, don’t forget they are hidden away on Hartshead Square, at the end of Campo Lane. Just off the beaten track, but only yards from Castle Square (behind the bankers Draft), ideally suited for pre and post gigs drinkies if you are going to events at the O2 Academy or Arena, or even just a quick half while waiting for you bus!




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.

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