Inn Brief

The Ashford Arms in Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire (near Bakewell), which is owned by Heineken and has been closed for some time is set to be renovated and reopened by the same people as the George in Hathersage and Maynard in Grindleford, who have taken the lease on. They are to operate it as a premium country pub blending timeless tradition, captivating charm and limitless fun with the ground floor and exterior completely refurbished in a project costing £1.6m.

The Eyre Arms in Calver is under new management and reopened on 8 September. The new owner is Edward White, a local businessman who has given the pub a refurbishment including converting a room into a sports bar and upgrading the kitchen. Buses 65 and 257 go there from Sheffield.

The Closed Shop on Commonside is expected to reopen on 8 September with the lease from Heineken taken on by Sophie, who also runs the Clubhouse on London Road. Initially it will be a drinkers pub with beer from the Heineken list, with the kitchen reopening sometime in October.

The Horse & Jockey at Wadsley reopened under new management on 31 August. This is no longer run by True North Brewery.

The Head of Steam in Sheffield City Centre is now opening at 10am on Friday and Saturday serving breakfast.

Little Mesters Brewing’s tap bar on Woodseats opened on Friday 15 September. Mesters Tap is a micropub in the unit that was originally Sports Shack, a few doors down from Wetherspoons. The bar has a range of 2 cask and 5 keg beers showcasing their own beers plus guests and art on the walls was produced by the same person that designs the brewery’s cans.

Up at Ranmoor the Bulls Head is expected to reopen soon, meanwhile the Ranmoor Inn is due to be closed for refurbishment 16-22 September.

A new bar called Pearl has opened at Park Hill. Two real ales are available along with cocktails, natural wines and bar snacks.

The Dorothy Pax is holding their Pax Pint Party mini beer festival from 6 to 8 October.

The Big Gun Hotel on the Wicker has now closed down and it expected to be converted into a fast food establishment. Whilst it hasn’t served real ale in a long time, this closure does represent a loss of a piece of Sheffield’s pub heritage.

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