Enterprise Inns have withdrawn their appeal against the ACV listing of the Cherry Tree on Carter Knowle Road ahead of a planned hearing in late February. The withdrawal of the appeal means that the pub’s status as a community asset will stand for the next five years. The Beehive on West Street is to close for a couple of weeks in early February for a refurbishment. The Washington on Fitzwilliam Street has introduced early evening (until 9pm) drinks promotions on weekdays including house ale for £2.50 a pint. During January this is extended to the full opening hours (6pm to 2am) Monday to Thursday. Live music and DJs continue to be a regular feature, especially at the weekend and a new special event is a video games tournament. They continue to offer 5 real ales. The Blue Ball at Wharncliffe Side recently received perfect scores from Cask Marque on all three of its cask lines. A further two real ales are set to be installed in the near future. The Fox and Duck in Broomhill has expanded its food offerings, with a selection of traditional pub meals available in addition to burgers. Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street is holding a “Stupidly Delicious Beers” event on Friday 2 February. Cask ales include a Toblerone stout from Beer Ink and a raspberry and salted caramel milk stout from Fallen Brewing. New landlords are set to take over at the Bull’s Head on Fulwood Road. Half of the pub will concentrate on food but the other half will remain dedicated to drinkers. The Crosspool Tavern on Manchester Road and the Moorlands at Owler Bar, both formerly Crown Carveries, have now reopened under new Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery branding. Old Hall Brewery in Snaith, near Goole, have appointed Ryan Truswell as their new head brewer. He has previously worked at Elland Brewery and Heineken UK.