Inn Brief

Heist Craft bar in Clowne are celebrating their third birthday over the Easter weekend, this is also their last weekend before they close and relocate to Sheffield. Bus 53/53a goes there from Sheffield.

Boozehound, who run the upstairs beer bar at Cutlery Works, are organising a brewers social event at Lion Works over the Easter weekend, 10-13 April.  The venue is where Neepsend Brewery used to be based, on Ball Street/Mowbray Street and will be open from midday to 10pm each day serving beer from Triplepoint and Crosspool Ale Makers. Bus 7/8 goes there or it is just a few minutes walk from Shalesmoor tram stop.

News on the currently near derelict Farfield Inn at Neepsend, which has been closed since the floods damaged it, a planning application has been lodged with the council to restore this building with a pub on the ground floor and flats upstairs.

The Silver Fox at Stocksbridge is closed and up for sale or rent.

The Talbot Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse is to be demolished and the site redeveloped for housing, subject to planning permission. The Inn at Troway (previously known as the Black-a-Moor) is also subject to a planning application to be converted to housing. Both former Enterprise Inns (Ei group) properties.

The Three Tuns behind the cathedral on Silver Street Head is due to reopen on 20 March under new management after closing last month. Yet to hear whether the long-running Wednesday quiz, as hosted by our very own typesetter [hello] will return.

Shakespeares put on a lot of rather interesting cask beers for Sheffield Beer Week. Those attending on Friday 13 were able to enjoy a number of Torrside Smoke and Monster beers on the main bar alongside a 20% ABV cask stout brewed as a Steel City, Emporor’s and Fantome collaboration, brewed at Fantome’s brewery in Belgium while upstairs a festival bar hosted the ‘Collabracadabra’ collection of beers Shakespeare’s Lucie had helped brew. Those sampled by your editor included a hoisin sauce stout brewed with Steel City, a marshmallow mild brewed with North Riding, an apricot pastry braggot brewed with many different local brewers, a black IPA brewed with Blue Bee, a peppermint saison brewed with Torrside and a banana hefe brewed with Lost Industry.

The Friday of Sheffield Beer Week saw Triplepoint Brewery & Bar celebrate their first birthday party with a range of their own beers on the main bar and guest beers on the ‘secret warehouse’ bar.

On the Saturday at the end of Sheffield Beer Week the Rutland Arms had a Cloudwater brewery tap takeover, including some cask beers.

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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