Inn Brief

Hillsborough Social Club on Oakland Road has introduced bottled ales to the bar along with a bag-in-box cider as a trial. There is a hope that if the bottles sell well then cask beer will be introduced. They have also introduced live music events in partnership with the Honey Bee Blues Club with gigs about once a fortnight. The gigs are free entry for club members with a modest door charge for non-members.

There has been a change of food trader at the Heist Brew Co. tap room in Neepsend with Slap & Pickle burgers moving on and taking up a kitchen residency at Happy’s Bar just around the corner. Their replacement at Heist is to be “Talon”, with a BBQ menu offering trays of smoked meats, sandwiches and wings. Food service at Happy’s is now midday to 10pm every day except Tuesday when the bar is shut, with service extended to 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights (when the bar is open until 4am).

The Anglers Rest in Bamford have changed their opening hours. The pub is closed on Mondays, opening at midday the rest of the week , until 10pm Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, later on Friday and Saturday nights. Food is served 12-8pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 12:30pm on Sundays until the roasts run out! The cafe is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sundays.

Hop Hideout, currently based in the Kommune food hall, have announced they are going to be part of the Leah’s Yard development on Cambridge Street which is due to open this summer. Their format at the new location will be similar – specialist shop and tasting room. They will be there alongside a Pete Mckee gallery/shop and a number of other small businesses set around a pleasant courtyard.

The Ashford Arms in Ashford-in-the-Water has now reopened under new ownership following a refurbishment. This historic pub had been closed for a few years before being bought by the same people as the George in Hathersage and Maynard Hotel in Grindleford. The Ashford Arms offers accommodation and serves food prepared with locally sourced ingredients. On the bar the beer range includes brewers based in or near Derbyshire. Ashford is near Bakewell, if you are wanting to get there by bus the Transpeak service (Derby-Buxton) can be picked up in Bakewell (regular buses 218 and 257 run from Sheffield to Bakewell), additionally in the summer the Peak Sightseer open top bus (Chatsworth-Bakewell circular) will drop you off there.

The Big Gun on the Wicker in Sheffield, a heritage pub which recently closed, has had work started to convert the right hand room with modern windows and doors fitted, without planning permission.

The proposed micropub on Division Street, in the former Simmonites shop, now has planning permission. Behind it is Sommar brewery of Birmingham and is being described as a “tap & lounge”.

The Alehouse on Fraser Road near Millhouses, which is currently closed and been up for sale, has had planning permission applied for to be converted into a nursery.

After a brief closure, the Shiny Sheff on Redmires Road near Lodge Moor has reopened following a change of ownership but with the same management in there as a tenant.

The Cricket Inn at Totley, a Thornbridge Brewery run gastropub, came in the top 3 in the pub category of the British Pie awards. The award winning pie contains Beef shin, potato and Lord Marples Bitter.

The Dog & Partridge on Trippet Lane in Sheffield City Centre got listed by Guinness as one of the top 10 British pubs to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Cask ale and other craft beers are also available on the bar there as well as irish spirits and Tayto crisps!

The Masons Arms in Crookes no longer serves food.

Dronfield & District CAMRA’s Pub of the Year award winner is the Cross Daggers in Coal Aston. This is a classic community local with a great atmosphere and well kept ale. If you fancy a trip there from Sheffield bus 44 will drop you a short walk away.

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