Inn Brief

The Bloomery at Broomhill have removed their handpumps and no longer sells real ale, although some craft beers still feature on the keg taps.

CAMRA  award winning licensee Karen Lang-Norris is now at the Ranmoor Inn, Fulwood Road. The Ranmoor has a delightful enclosed stable yard for smokers and a glorious patio with seating out the front. There is a general knowledge on Thursday at 9.30pm. Seven beers are usually on the bar, Abbeydale Deception, Bradfield Farmers Ale and Blonde, Taylor Boltmaker and Landlord, Tetley Bitter and an ever changing guest beer. Local pork pies are available. The frequent 120 bus will get you there.

The new manager of the Shiny Sheff, Paul, is hoping to bring back life into this Marston’s pub at Lodge Moor. There is a games area with dart board and pool table and the split level lounge has conservatory leading onto the decking with views over the golf course towards Stannington. Thursday is karaoke night with live music on Saturday and a midweek quiz night is planned. There are food offers every night and drinks offers throughout the week. On a recent visit there were Hob Goblin Gold, Jennings Cumberland and Vantage 82. The beer range changes with the wide choice from Marston’s. The 51 bus serves the pub.

The Castle Inn at Bradway has been shortlisted for an Ei-Group (formely Enterprise Inns, the national pub owning company the pub is leased from) award for best food offer. It has already won the divisional award and this puts the pub, lead by chefs Jack Baker and Jack Windsor, in the top 9 to be judged in the national final, which is due to be announced at a gala award ceremony in July. As well as good food, the pub offers up to 3 real ales.

The Cross Keys at Handsworth has been refurbished and reopened as the Chantry Inn, under the management of Chantry Brewery of Rotherham.

The Punchbowl at Crookes has joined the fold of True North Brewery and is to undergo refurbishment before reopening.

Meltdown Sheffield, an e-sports gaming bar, opened on the 11th May in the premises on Snig Hill previously known as Under the Boardwalk (and various other incarnations before that, it was once a tap for Samuel Smiths Brewery when the venue upstairs was the Black Swan).

Triplepoint Brewery & Bar on Shoreham Street is running an after work social type event every Friday from 6:30pm, usually involving live music and pizza as well of course as a range of beers brewed on site.

The Northern Monkey micropub is due to open soon at 8 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough. It is being opened by the same people as the Brass Monkey further up the same road.

The usual Saturday tap session at Drone Valley Brewery on Saturday 25th May sees the added interest of the brewery yard being the finish line for a charity duck race on the river Drone. The event runs from midday until 4pm, the location of the start line hadn’t been confirmed at the time of writing.

A planning application has been submitted to convert a shop unit into a micropub on Mosborough High Street.

The Little Haven Ale House micropub at Parkgate, Rotherham, is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday 1st June from 7pm with a buffet, raffle and prizes as well as the usual attractions such as real ale! This friendly little bar is 5 minutes walk from Parkgate tram terminus.

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