The George Hotel in Hathersage has reopened under new management following a revamp. It is being run by the same people as the Maynard in Hathersage and as well as a restaurant and hotel rooms has a public bar with real ale available.
Late August saw an arson attack on the Sheaf View at Heeley. Work has been progressing will to get the place fixed up including a new door, new floor, electrics, new firedoors and a full clean and treatment to remove the smell of smoke. At the time of writing work was about to start on the windows, plastering and decorating and they are hoping to be back open in October.
The programme of Heritage Open Days in the middle of September saw a number of pubs joining in the festivities. The Gardeners Rest in Neepsend, as well as running tours of the building, ran a festival of local food and drink with all the ales sourced locally as well as bar snacks including pork pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches on locally baked breadcakes and cheese platters featuring (amongst others) Hendersons Relish cheese! Meanwhile alongside the Castlegate festival and Waterfront festival the Social on Snig Hill and Dorothy Pax at Victoria Quays hosted various events.
The live entertainment room at the Greystones has received an investment in an upgrade to the facilities and sound system and has a busy upcoming programme of gigs.
The Industry Tap now has a sister bar, Industry Hophouse on Leadmill Road, also offering a selection of craft beer on keg and in can.