Punchbowl, Crookes

Since opening at the end of September we have rotated and changed our eight hand pumps and offered 76 different beers and sold over 250 casks. These have included 19 different Blue Bee beers as well as other local breweries such as Abbeydale, Exit 33, Shiny, Sheffield Brewery Company, Bradfield and Ashover brewery to name a few.

Our house beers are now Blue Bee brewery Reet Pale and Tempest Stout; the stout was added when we took off Guinness to add a real cider option which should be up and running in the next week or so. Our free weekly quiz hosted by Dan each Thursday from 8pm is going from strength to strength as people try to win the weird and wonderful prizes on offer (as well as a £20 bar tab for the winners).

On the food side the pizzas are flying out the oven with some great offers on wine and real ale; for instance a pint of either of our house beers (Reet Pale or Tempest Stout) is only £1.25 when you buy any pizza, or get two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £18.99 Mon-Wed.

The previous regulars have either warmed to the lack of sport, Carling, shots, karaoke and late night discos or found somewhere else to drink which leaves us with a lovely relaxed atmosphere, great customers, good quality beer (Cask Marque have been twice and passed us with full marks both times), good quality food plus real cider on its way. So if you haven’t been in to see what we’ve done with the place yet why not pop up soon (52/52a bus stops right outside).


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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