Voting is now open for our entries into the Good Beer Guide 2020. As in recent years, we are hoping to nominate 30 pubs within the Sheffield city boundaries and a further 6 from the Derbyshire part of the branch.
Following on from the successful launch of Sport Shack on Ecclesall Road earlier this year, owners Danny Grayson and James Dobson have submitted plans to open two new Sport Shack venues in Woodseats and Hillsborough. The current bar was Sheffield’s first micro pub dedicated to sports and offers Abbeydale Moonshine for cask drinkers, alongside a … Continue reading Sport Shack to expand
The Ecclesall Ale Club celebrated its first birthday on 15 November 2018. The micro pub is owned and run by Sheffield-based cuckoo brewer The Brew Foundation, which in turn was celebrating its third birthday in November. The double celebration called for a party… so one was indeed thrown! The evening was a great success with … Continue reading Ale Club, Ecclesall Road
Our final Pub of the Month presentation of 2018 took us to one of Sheffield’s newer drinking establishments, the Bar Stewards on Gibraltar Street. This micro pub was as vibrant as ever for our visit, as the room was filled with both CAMRA members and pub regulars. The Bar Stewards recently celebrated their first inclusion … Continue reading November Pub of the Month presentation
Two pubs in our branch region are celebrating reaching significant milestones in terms of consecutive years included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. The annual book aims to guide drinkers to those pubs serving the finest beer available, and the Fat Cat on Alma Street and the Commercial in Chapeltown have now been included for the … Continue reading Good Beer Guide awards
Registration is now open for the CAMRA Members’ Weekend and AGM 2019, which takes place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April at the Caird Hall in Dundee. Returning to Scotland after several years away, the weekend is already proving popular, with more than 750 members already registered. As a general idea of what to … Continue reading Members’ Weekend 2019
The 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, held a little earlier than usual over the second weekend of October, was a huge success with more than 6,000 discerning drinkers descending on the Kelham Island Museum over the four days. Between them, visitors drank their way through more than 15,000 pints of cask ale; 1,600 … Continue reading SCBF44 a roaring success
Just like every year, the 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival was organised and staffed entirely by volunteers who kindly donate their time to make it such a success. As well as the organising committee who started planning in earnest back in January, we had more than 160 volunteers who helped out on at … Continue reading What’s it like to volunteer?
Huge thanks to Mark at Dead Parrot Brewing Company for giving us a tour of his brewery back in October. The visit was organised to welcome new branch members who joined CAMRA during our recent festival and was well attended. The free beer and pork pies were very much appreciated! The Thornbridge Brewery tap room now … Continue reading Brewery Bits
The Gardeners Rest on Neepsend Lane now has a function room seating up to 40 people. The room can be booked free of charge by community groups but is not available for private parties.Just next door, the new Cutlery Works is now open and serves a range of cask (six handpumps) and keg beers alongside a plethora of culinary choices.Beer Central in the Moor Market recently celebrated their fifth birthday with a rebrand. They also collaborated on a special birthday brew, Candidiate Breakfast Stout, with Five Towns Brewery which should be available soon.The Archer Road Beer Stop has had a change of ownership, with Dave Daykin selling the shop, after 24 years at the helm, to new owner Richard Hattersley. Cask beer is still available to take away and recent breweries featured include Abbeydale and Dancing Duck.Jabeerwocky is the latest addition to the London Road/Abbeydale Road beer scene after opening in the former Bar Ambasada PL unit. The new bar offers UK craft beer (including cask), Polish lagers and spirits, plus dumplings. There will also be a pub quiz on Monday nights.Meanwhile, the folks at Hop Hideout have announced they are set to leave their Abbeydale Road shop in order to relocate to the city centre. … Continue reading Inn Brief