The Farfield Inn on Neepsend Lane recently sold at auction for £250,000 – more than two-and-a-half-times its guide price. The buyer is reported to be an individual with experience of pub ownership in Sheffield. The site of the former Botanical pub on Ecclesall Road is currently being refurbished and is set to re-open as a late-bar named the Three Monkeys. The Blind Monkey in Walkley, formerly the Firwood Cottage, has announced that it intends to be open in time for the Easter weekend. The Mason’s Arms in Crookes has closed following the departure of the landlord. The future of the building remains unclear. New landlords have taken over the Three Merry Lads on Redmires Road, Lodge Moor. An offer of £2.95 per pint on all cask ales has been introduced for CAMRA members. The Dog and Partridge on Trippet Lane has a new guest kitchen and is now open 7 days a week. Olu from the Wing Kings will be serving up a selection of chicken wings, waffles, traditional pub food and desserts. The owners of the Iberico Cafe in Crookes have submitted a planning application to convert the business into a micropub. A decision is due by March 23. Prices at the Bradfield Brewery tap at the Nags Head, Stacey Bank, are set to increase from £2 per pint to £2.30 on all cask ales. A new Marston’s pub has opened on Chaucer Road, S5, under the Generous George brand. The Eight Foot Way will serve a selection of five rotating real ales and has an extensive food menu. The Bull’s Head in Ranmoor is currently closed. There are plans to reopen the venue as a gastropub. A planning application has been submitted to the council to build a new microbrewery in a unit in the Old Dairy on Broadfield Road. The Church House on St James Street is opening a fully soundproofed rehearsal and recording space upstairs at the end of February. The pub, which hosts live music every weekend, has also expanded its range of real ales and now features three regular beers from national breweries plus one local guest ale. The Tap & Tankard on Cambridge Street closed its doors for the last time on 3 February. The new Loxley Brewery, based at the Wisewood Inn, has had its brewing vessels delivered and hopes to start production in the near future. The brewery also now has a logo, an Instagram account and a Facebook page.