Inn Brief

The first of the SCBF43 beer mat auctions on eBay raised £23.15 for Weston Park Cancer Charity, so thank you to everyone who bid on them. The second auction is set to take place towards the end of August, ending on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Bar Stewards micropub on Gibraltar Street is now open on a permanent basis. The pub currently only opens on Fridays and Saturdays, but plans for extended opening hours are in the pipeline.

Stancill Brewery has confirmed plans to take over the Closed Shop on Commonside, which is currently being run by a community group on a tenancy-at-will.

The Wagon & Horses in Chapeltown is hosting a “Meet the Brewer” event with Bradfield Brewery on 31 August. CAMRA members will receive a 20% discount off all food on the evening.

The Firwood Cottage in Walkley has been taken over by a new landlord, who hopes to keep the pub open and abandon the plans of the previous owner to turn the building into flats.

True North have submitted plans to refurbish the Old House on Devonshire Street. Part of the update involves changing the pub’s name to the Devonshire, which references the building’s former name but, with a very similarly named pub already in the area, could cause some confusion.

The Norfolk Arms, one of Stancill Brewery’s taps, is hosting a rum tasting event on 1 September. Guests will be given the chance to savour four different rums from around the world and learn all about their origins, tasting notes and perfect pairings from the pub’s in-house rum expert. Tickets for this event are priced at £15 per person and available from the Norfolk Arms or by emailing

The Green Room on Devonshire Street has closed temporarily so that building work can take place.

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed new micropub in Woodseats, which is hoping to open in the next few weeks.

Welbeck Abbey’s micropub, the Portland House on Ecclesall Road, has launched a new and improved menu, with new food and drink offerings. Larger pork pies, toasted pitta strips and marinated olives now feature, alongside ice creams, a gin sorbet, milkshakes, hardshakes and an overhauled wine list.

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