Inn Brief

The Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoon) is running a mini cider festival with a choice of 7 ciders throughout the summer at discounted prices.

The Tunnel Tap at Totley, a keg only micropub offering some craft options on tap as well a range of canned beers, temporarily closed during June for a refit following experience and customer feedback since opening. There will be a new keg wall, improved seating area downstairs and bar stools and standing room upstairs.

The Cross Scythes Hotel in Totley reopened on Monday 12 June as part of Stonegate’s “Pub & Dining” chain. They open from 9am daily with the bar closing 11pm midweek and midnight Friday & Saturday with food served all day until 9pm. Accommodation is also offered. The launch party was on the Friday 16 June including a beer tasting with Abbeydale Brewery and samples from the food menu.

The Three Tuns on Silver Street Head in Sheffield City Centre now has a Wednesday evening quiz. Get tables at 6:30pm for a 7pm start and it runs until about 10pm.

The Dog & Partridge on Trippet Lane sees the return of hot food including the infamous chips of doom along with burgers, sandwiches and curry from 6 July with landlord Conor in the kitchen. Until then pork pies and sausage rolls continue to be available as well as the usual crisps (Tayto from Ireland) and nuts and when the kitchen reopens it is expected the pork pies will also be available as part of a ploughman’s style platter. On the beer front their cask ale loyalty card scheme continues, get a stamp every time you buy a pint and exchange a full card for a free pint.

The White Lion at Heeley has reopened under the same management as the Crown (just up the road) following a refurbishment. This pub oozes with heritage and the character of this multi-room venue has not been lost, its just been smartened up and the opportunity taken to fix a few things. The quiz night is back on Wednesdays and live music features into the weekend with jam sessions on the Thursday and Sunday. New opening hours are from 2pm Monday to Friday, midday Saturday and 1pm Sunday, closing at 11pm Sunday and either 11:30pm or midnight the rest of the week.

The Brown Bear in Sheffield City Centre, A Samuel Smiths brewery pub, closed temporarily in early June and will reopen once a new live in management couple of recruited.

The Old Shoe bar in Orchard Square is aiming for an opening date of 30 June (so probably already launched by the time you read this in the printed edition of Beer Matters!). This is the joint venture between Mike Pomranz (from Cider Hole and Exemption Cider which has relocated to the new bar) and Matt who continues to run BEAR on Abbeydale Road. The bar will feature artisan cider, craft beer (including cask), natural wines and other nice drinks! The general manager is someone you may well recognise – Nath Hehir has been behind the bar of quite a few good beer pubs including Shakespeares, Bar Stewards, Three Tuns and Walkley beer Co as well as being involved with the University of Sheffield real ale society “back in the day”. Keep an eye on their Instagram account for the latest on the opening, special events and more.

Perch on Garden Street, on the edge of Sheffield City Centre, has a calendar of events planned for the year ahead, mostly for the yard at the rear. Next up is a beer festival the end of July, a Belgian beer showcase in early September, an Octoberfest in late September, a Steel City warm up beer festival in early October and a Christmas market in December.

The British Oak in Mosborough host their annual Oakstock from 7-8 July which sees a programme of live music outside the pub over the weekend. It is on Friday 5-10pm and Saturday midday to 10pm and also features an outside bar, food stalls, ice cream van and kids entertainment.

A planning application has been put in to turn the former Simmonites shop on Division Street into a micropub.

The Milestone at Crystal Peaks is hosting “Bobfest” over the weekend of 1 and 2 July, a free music festival raising funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, featuring an outdoor stage and bar, stalls, raffle, real ales, carvery and more. The pub is next to the bus station and near the tram stop too.

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