The Blind Monkey at Walkley had its grand opening on 27 April and has proved popular so far. The pub will be the venue for our branch meeting on 3 July. Huttons Bar on West Street is to become Molly Malone’s, an Irish-themed bar, opening in September in time for the new University year. The Drink Inn on Commercial Street has been closed for some time, and although there has been no definite announcement either way it appears the pub is no longer trading. The Green Room on Devonshire Street now has a comedy club run in conjunction with Last Laugh in the newly built function room; the first one took place on 2 May. The Lescar on Sharrow Vale Road still has its weekly Last Laugh comedy night every Thursday. There is a new film night at the New Barrack Tavern, starting with Quadrophenia on 15 May. The first beer from the new Dead Parrot Beer Company has been spotted on Sheffield’s handpumps. The brewery is owned by Mark Simmonite, formerly the owner of Henry’s Bar in the city centre. Another new Sheffield brewery, Hopscotch, was granted its Alcohol Wholesaler license on 8 May. The Walkley (formerly the Walkley Club) on Lark Street has now closed. Planning permission has been submitted for a new micropub at Arch 2A, Ecclesfield Road, Chapeltown. The Cross Scythes at Totley is set to reopen on 11 May under new management following a refurbishment. On Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May, old regulars of the still-closed Old Mother Redcap in Bradway gathered in the pub’s beer garden with drinks and snacks to demonstrate that they still miss the pub. Samuel Smith’s continue to look for a management couple to run the pub. The Old Club, situated in the former Polish Club on Ecclesall Road, opened for business on 6 May. Loxley Brewery recently released their third beer, Wisewood Three, a traditional Yorkshire bitter (3.9%).