Since last month’s Beer Matters came out, we have had the pleasure of presenting two pubs with their Sheffield & District CAMRA Pub of the Month awards.
On Saturday 27 January, a minibus-load of members headed out into the Peak District for the first of the two presentations. After visiting a few other excellent pubs along the way, we arrived at the Old Eyre Arms in Hassop to hand over the January award. This was actually the first time in almost three years that a pub in the Derbyshire part of our branch had been voted Pub of the Month, so the accolade was even more notable. Our social secretary, Patrick Johnson, was on hand to present the certificate to pub owner Sam Smith, who expressed his delight and especially thanked the CAMRA members for their votes.
Two weeks later on 13 February, we visited one of Sheffield’s more well-known real ale pubs for the February award. The Sheaf View was filled with CAMRA members and pub regulars alike for an evening of celebration, where all were kindly treated to complimentary chilli and crusty bread. Beers on offer included the usual selection of regular and seasonal beers from Neepsend Brew Co, plus four guest ales. Branch chairman Mick Saxton presented Josh Hayton and his staff with the certificate, which will join the sizeable collection from the pub’s previous wins.
Congratulations once again to both of our winners on their awards.