Club of the Year 2020

Walking around the Crookes Social Club I noticed a 1928 carved date stone but have been informed the club is over 100 years old. Maurice, the manager, suggests the Covid pandemic is the most serious situation the club has faced and has had to spend cash reserves earmarked for a refurbishment on adapting to operate in a Covid-secure manner and creating a large outdoor social space.

Photo of presentation: L-R President Pete Lonsdale, Manager Maurice Champeau, bar staff member Lauren King and Sheffield CAMRA chairman Glyn Mansell

Despite this the team at the club continue to work hard to offer something for everyone. As well as a bar, the club offers activities from bowls to dancing, has two snooker tables and a pool table and participates in local leagues.

There is a separate concert room that hosts live music gigs, dance and fitness events.

Non members are welcome to drop in for a drink or attend gigs. Two well kept locally sourced real ales are available on the bar, currently from Bradfield Brewery.

Congratulations on being voted Sheffield Club of the Year by local CAMRA members!

Find out more about Crookes Social Club on their website, Facebook or Twitter.

Awards, Club of the Year Winners

About Glyn Mansell

Glyn joined CAMRA in 2010 and attended branch meetings for a few years before being elected Chair in 2018. He's passionate about real ale and working with the committee to promote the wide variety of pubs, breweries and festivals that we're fortunate to have in and around Sheffield. You'll likely meet Glyn presenting many of our pub awards, as well as on our RambAles and minibus trips. Beyond CAMRA, he enjoys walking and cycling, is involved in conservation projects, and has five grandchildren who he says keep him grounded.

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