On Sunday April 30, the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race finished in Stocksbridge. The final 20 km included 4 top category climbs, but also passed a number of local pubs in our area. They all reported good business on the day, extending opening hours and utilising extra serving space. The Friendship, for example, had an extra bar to the rear of the pub and was involved in an all-day extravaganza on the precinct opposite.
The Castle Inn (Bolsterstone) had a marquee and the pubs in Deepcar (King and Miller and the Royal Oak) both put on a show. However, the prize for ‘best-dressed pub’ went to the Castle in Bolsterstone.
We expect to see the Tour de Yorkshire return to Sheffield in the future and hope that the Tour de France is back before too long!