Heritage Pubs Update

It’s great to see that Chris and Debbie Askew, the new mangers of the Silver Fox in Stocksbridge, have brought the upstairs dining room back into use. This room still has the original 1963 bar, alcove seats, oak panelling and associated woodwork. In addition, the upstairs kitchen has a functioning set of in-out doors. For a number of years, the room was used as a rubbish depository. The photos show the situation last summer and the newly refurbished room.

The Silver Fox servery, Summer 2017 (Credit: Dave Pickersgill)
The refurbished servery at the Silver Fox, January 2018 (Credit: Mick Slaughter)

The Silver Fox is featured in Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs (www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/rhp) – the book continues to surprise us by the number of downloads, which is now past 37,000. Work is currently happening regarding updates and new entries. In central Sheffield, the Royal Victoria Hotel is proving an interesting challenge. The bar is open to the public and the building was opened over 150 years ago. Initial research indicates minimal change to the internal lay-out. The image is of proposed changes from 1952.

Plan of the Royal Victorial Hotel, 1952

As part of the forthcoming Sheffield Beer Week, we will be running a guided Pub Heritage walk encompassing a number of entries in the book. This will take place on Tuesday 13 March (17:30 start) – please book your place at https://tinyurl.com/yder3a6e.

Dave Pickersgill

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