Inn Brief

The Cherry Tree on Carter Knowle Road has retained its Asset of Community Value status after surviving the review requested by Enterprise Inns. The planning appeal has also been won. The Frog & Parrot has reopened following refurbishment to freshen up the interior. The Old House on Devonshire Street has reopened as the Devonshire following a makeover. Edward’s bar is set to open at the end of September on Glossop Road in the premises previously known as the Stone & Taps and the Swim Inn. The closed down West Street Ale House, along with the neighbouring building, is being demolished to be replaced with an 11-storey block of flats. The Old Mother Redcap at Bradway (a Samuel Smith’s pub) is currently closed and looking for a new live in management couple. The Old Hall Hotel at Hope was recently noted as having guest ales on the bar from JW Lees and Robinsons rather than an all-Theakston range on your correspondent’s last visit, with the Lees Epic (3.9%) being a very pleasant golden ale. Work has started on the Guzzle micropub at Woodseats in a former shop unit across the road from the library and KFC. It will offer draught cask and keg beers and is hoping to be open by October. You can follow the progress on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. A micropub and bottle shop is still being planned for the unit on Ecclesall Road previously occupied by Eccy Booze, by the people behind the Brew Foundation. Things have been moving slowly but we are told it is still happening. Exit 33 Mosaic is now a regular beer on the bar at the Washington. With the end of summer, Sunday roasts are now back on the menu at the Beer Engine. The Ale House on Fraser Road is holding a ‘Not the Whitby Folk Week’ from 29 September to 1 October with a range of beers from Whitby Brewery – including a meet the brewer event on the Friday, a music programme and a food matching event. Details on their Facebook page – The Rutland Arms on Brown Street is holding a vegan tasting menu event on 1 November, advance booking is necessary. The Off the Shelf Festival of Words will see beer writer Pete Brown come to Sheffield on 27 October for an event at Hop Hideout to talk about his new book Miracle Brew, where there will also be a beer tasting. Tickets are available from the festival website. The Butcher’s Arms at Marsh Lane is now run by the Hop & Hook Pub Company, a joint venture involving RAW Brewery and Pigeon Fishers with their beers on the bar plus guests. The Grindstone in Crookes has reopened under new management; it is still a Greene King pub but they are now featuring guest ales from local brewers, such as Chesterfield’s Ashover Brewery. The name of the new bar being built in the old Town Hall toilets has been revealed as the Public. The bar will be run by the team behind the Great Gatsby on Division Street and Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road. The Old Crown Inn on London Road has reopened under new management, and will continue to serve real ale. The second of the Steel City Beer Festival beer mat auctions raised £10.45 for Weston Park Cancer Charity. Hopefully next time there will be a few more bidders and we can raise even more money for the charity! The results of a recent national survey have found that Yorkshire is the joint-cheapest county in the country for a pint of beer, at an average price of £3.30 a pint, a price matched only by pubs in Hertfordshire. Plans have been submitted for the demolition of the former Acorn Inn, Shalesmoor (most recently a printing shop), to make way for a block of 21 apartments. The Punchbowl in Crookes is advertising for a new licensee after the former landlord moved to the Three Tuns on a tenancy-at-will. The Tuns will continue to serve real ales from the Punch Taverns list, and has a small selection of hot and cold sandwiches and chips available at lunchtime.

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