Dorothy Pax, Victoria Quays

If you haven’t heard a new bar has opened on the canal at Victoria Quays. The Dorothy Pax has been operating on temporary event notices throughout the summer but at the end of October received its permanent license, which means the bar is now open from 12pm until 11pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm until 6pm on Sundays, and is going from strength to strength.

The name comes from the last ever Sheffield Keel that used to work on the Sheffield navigation, scuppered in the 1950s, which has been rescued to create the bar top.  You can find the bar just a short walk from the city centre or Kelham Island in Arch 17 on the Quays. With great views of the city and the canal it is the perfect spot for an afternoon beer or two.

So far the three cask lines have mainly come from Blue Bee Brewery and Neepsend Brewery, but have also included the Sheffield debut  of Three Sods Brewery from London – but brewed by a Sheffield lad!

There are three keg lines showcasing craft beers from both the UK and Europe along with stiff gins and fine wine available. They currently have Tripel Karmeliet on their revolving Belgian line, Berliner Pilsner on the other and Magic Rock soon to make an apprearance.  There’s also a real cider on hand pull.

Follow the Dorothy Pax page on Facebook for information about their various food options which so far have included wood fired pizza and jerk chicken.  They have yet to build a kitchen, so everything they cook is on oak and ash. Live music also features some weekends and the venue can be hired for private functions and events.

Josh Jepson

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