Club of the Year 2018

It is with great pleasure we can reveal that the Interval Cafe Bar has been awarded Sheffield & District CAMRA Club of the Year for 2018. The University of Sheffield Students’ Union sits between Western Bank and Glossop Road and is a whole complex offering a raft of facilities for students including shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclub, music venue and even a cinema. One of the venues within the building is Interval, a modern cafe-bar that opens out onto the Union Beer Garden. Of the Students’ Union bars, this is the one that is geared more towards quality and sophistication than the others. A relaxed atmosphere is offered and during the daytime customers can be seen enjoying sandwiches, cakes, coffee and conversation, while in the evening they may be attending a special event and enjoying beer and pizza or one of the other meals or snacks offered (food is served until 9pm). Interval isn’t the only bar in the Student Union that offers real ale (there are handpumps in Bar One, for example), but it is the one that makes the most effort to provide and promote good beer. Seven handpumps can be found on the bar serving real ale and real cider with local favourite Abbeydale Moonshine being the regular house ale and a changing range of guest ales alongside it. Interval supports the University of Sheffield Real Ale & Cider Society who meet there for their social events and is also involved with the annual Students’ Union Beer & Cider Festival. This sees around 100 different real ales, ciders, perries and craft beers on offer across the Raynor Lounge, Union Beer Garden and Interval, plus food and music. The festival takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend from Friday to Sunday and is open to the public. Our Clubs Officer will be presenting the award certificate to Interval manager Richard Jourdain on the Saturday of the festival (5 May) at around 4pm, and you are more than welcome to come and show some support and enjoy the festival!

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