The Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane recently underwent a bar upgrade and now has eight handpumps installed. These are mostly Thornbridge beers but on our last visit there was also a guest ale from Tiny Rebel. The Bar Stewards on Gibraltar Street is set to celebrate its first birthday on 28 July with a party including street food, music and a range of special beers. The Church House on St James Street is hoping to reopen on 20 August following refurbishment and building repairs. Church – Temple of Fun on Rutland Way is the latest addition to the Kelham Island beer scene. The new venture from Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes features a 100% vegan bar, including an unfined cask ale and a range of craft keg and cans. There is also vegan food from Make No Bones and a range of classic video arcade games. A new café bar is heading to Nether Edge, with a grand opening on 28 July. Brewer & Hop (40 Wostenholm Road) will feature craft beers, ales, gins and cocktails and is part of the Dalbury Hotel complex. Hathersage Social Club is hosting a “Praise Be to Beer” supper night on 3 August in collaboration with Abbeydale Brewery. The four-course meal will be served with matched beers and costs £32.50 for food only, or £45 with the tasting flight. The Old Queens Head on Pond Hill has introduced a new weekday lunchtime menu, with all dishes priced at £3.50 between noon and 3pm. Stancill Brewery have submitted a planning application to Sheffield City Council to transform the former HSBC building in Chapeltown into a pub. This could be the second new pub to open in Chapeltown in the near future, along with the proposed new micropub in the former Marie’s Tea Rooms. Residents have put in a number of complaints against Hawthorn Leisure’s application for a late license for the former Edward’s pub on Glossop Road. The bar is currently being transformed into the Swinging Sinatra’s bar and was proposed to open until 2am on weekdays and 3am on weekends. A new bar from the Marston’s-owned Pitcher & Piano chain is set to open on Holly Street in September this year. It is assumed that real ale will be available as it is in most of the existing pubs in the chain in other cities. Hop Hideout on Abbeydale Road is holding a celebration of sour beer over the August Bank Holiday weekend.