Inn Brief

The Gardeners Rest on Neepsend Lane now has a function room seating up to 40 people. The room can be booked free of charge by community groups but is not available for private parties. Just next door, the new Cutlery Works is now open and serves a range of cask (six handpumps) and keg beers alongside a plethora of culinary choices. Beer Central in the Moor Market recently celebrated their fifth birthday with a rebrand. They also collaborated on a special birthday brew, Candidiate Breakfast Stout, with Five Towns Brewery which should be available soon. The Archer Road Beer Stop has had a change of ownership, with Dave Daykin selling the shop, after 24 years at the helm, to new owner Richard Hattersley. Cask beer is still available to take away and recent breweries featured include Abbeydale and Dancing Duck. Jabeerwocky is the latest addition to the London Road/Abbeydale Road beer scene after opening in the former Bar Ambasada PL unit. The new bar offers UK craft beer (including cask), Polish lagers and spirits, plus dumplings. There will also be a pub quiz on Monday nights. Meanwhile, the folks at Hop Hideout have announced they are set to leave their Abbeydale Road shop in order to relocate to the city centre. While the old shop is closed, there will be pop-up stalls at the Sheffield Christmas Market on Fargate (until 5 December), the Ball Street Deli on 2 December and the Nether Edge Farmers Market on 9 December. More details on the new venue should be announced shortly. The Old Grindstone on Crookes has a new licensee, who has indicated that the kitchen is set to be refurbished in the near future. Pour, the new dog-friendly vegan beer and pizza bar next door to the White Lion in Heeley, opened for business at 4pm on Friday 16 November – a couple of days too late to get an article in Beer Matters! Our correspondents are hoping to visit to write something in time for the next magazine. To Øl will be taking over the guest taps at BrewDog on Division Street on Thursday 13 December, with four beers from the Danish brewery available.

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