Inn Brief

Kate & Josh Barnsley have recently taken over the management of the Cross Scythes at Norton Woodseats. Local, John Stocks comments ‘They have done a remarkable job in dressing the pub and making it welcoming, and are passionate about saving the Cross Scythes as a community hub’. We wish them good luck and hope their venture succeeds.

Josh Barnsley behind the bar at the Cross Scythes, Norton Woodseats. Photo: John Stocks

The White Hart at Bradwell have announced they are under new ownership – it was previously an Admiral Taverns lease; it is now owned by Bradfield Brewery and features a range of their beer.

Jon & Mandy have handed in their notice to end the lease on the White Lion in Heeley and will be leaving in April. Their business, having survived the lockdowns, now faces the triple whammy of customers tightening their purse strings due to the cost of living crisis, significantly increased energy bills impacting the cost of running the pub and their sole tied supplier, Heineken, significantly increasing their prices. Star Pubs & Bars will be looking for someone new to take on the pub’s lease. The White Lion has been in good hands under Jon & Mandy’s stewardship, with well kept beer, community values, a friendly atmosphere and live entertainment most nights. We wish them both well for the future!

The Dog & Partridge on Trippet Lane celebrates the tenth anniversary under the current management this year and are throwing a party on Friday 10 February. Keep an eye on their social media for details.

Alder bar reopened on 18 January following a new year break and are running some promotional prices on rounds of drinks during the six weeks up to March, including a four pints for £12 deal on cask ale. The weekly quiz night is back and a number of live music gigs are planned.

Voting and surveying for our Sheffield & District Pub of the Year competition is now underway, as is the selection process for pubs to be awarded places in the 2024 edition of the Good Beer Guide. All our local CAMRA members are invited to take part in the process. Please look out for an email with details if your contact preferences are set to permit this or come along to the February branch meeting.

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