Inn Brief

The Dove & Rainbow in Sheffield City Centre is to close for a refurbishment and will be having a pre-furbishment party on Saturday 3rd August.  There will also be a weekend of live music on 19th to 21st July running alongside the Tramlines fringe. The refurbishment will see the toilets brought up to standard and the main pub and smoking area benefit from something of a fettle, however the general vibe of the pub is staying with the stage, sound system, pinball and pool tables, end wall murial, bar heads and memorials all set to remain!

The Devonshire on Devonshire Street in Sheffield City Centre is reverting to it’s previous name – The Old House – following a refurbishment. It was due to reopen on 21st June.

The Albion on London Road has been closed for a refurbishment and has now reopened with a new look!

The Cowshed bar at the Graze Inn on Ecclesall Road has been refurbished, renamed and refocused, it is now a craft beer pub called the Eagle serving Thornbridge beer.

The Big Tree at Woodseats has been closed for a refurbishment.

A new Kelham Island venue has opened – Pa’s Bistro on Green Lane serves fresh food in a family run restaurant, it is open 8am to 10pm Mon-Sat and 10am to 10pm on Sundays. The drinks range includes a number of cask beers on handpump, currently from Fuggle Bunny Brewery.

The Devonshire Cat has a tap takeover event with Chorlton Brewery planned for Thursday 25th July, from 5pm.

The Derby Tup at Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, has been sold by Castle Rock Brewery to Rob Goodwin who will be running it as a free house. It will be closed from 30th June to 12th July for a cellar refit before reopening with an improved range of beer on both cask and keg.

Rotherham CAMRA branch have presented a runner up certificate in their Rural Pub of the Year competition to the George & Dragon in Wentworth.

A new food hall called “Loading Bay” has opened in Rotherham town centre, 5 minutes walk from Rotherham Central  tram/train station and bus interchange. It is the usual format with a number of street food counters and a bar. The bar has 4 handpumps, generally 3 regional or national cask ales and a cider.

The Little Haven micropub at Parkgate, Rotherham (5 minute walk from the tram terminus) is holding a music and charity event on Sunday 4th August from midday through into the evening.

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