Inn Brief

The Gardeners Rest at Neepsend is hosting a bar billiards tournament on 18th March with a 6pm start. To take part you need to register in advance at the bar and the entry fee is £1.

Beery events coming up at Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street include tap takeovers with Howling Hops (27th February) and Torrside (9th March) then “Collabracadabra”, a festival of collaboration brew beers from 13th to 15th March.

The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield City Centre host one of their regular Abbeydale Brewery Funk Dungeon events on Thursday 27th February from 5-8pm with brewer Jim hosting private tastings. The Funk Dungeon range tend to be sour, barrel aged and other experimental brews and the latest releases will be available on cask, keg and can.

Jabbarwocky bar on London Road are hosting a Wylam tap takeover from 6th to 8th March with a range of 2 cask and 5 keg beers plus a selection of cans.

The Blue Stoops on Dronfield High Street is hosting tap takeovers with Ilkley and Drone Valley Breweries between 9th and 15th March.

The Ratebeer website has been naming their annual award winners with national recognition given to the Sheffield Tap (brewpub category) and Shakespeare’s (pub/bar category). Within South Yorkshire Hop Hideout was the top bottle shop so along with international honours for the Brewery of St Mars of the Desert there is a lot of love for Sheffield’s beer scene there!

The Masons in Crookes was due to reopen on 21st February following refurbishment.

Mid February saw a number of venues in our area joining in Tiny Rebel Brewery’s 8th birthday with tap takeovers, including the Head of Steam, Two Thirds Beer Co, Millowner Arms and Chesterfield Alehouse.

Toolmakers Brewery tap room is hosting a comedy night on 5th March with free entry.

The New Barrack Tavern is hosting a cider & cheese tasting night on 18th March, check their Facebook event or ask at the bar for more details.

The Swan at Ridgeway has announced that they will again this year be teaming up with 3 other pubs in the village to put on Ridgeway beer festival on Saturday 16th May featuring real ale, live music, food and more.

Inn Brief, Pubs
Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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