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Planning permission has been applied for to convert the former Travellers Rest in Dronfield into a domestic dwelling. The pub was notable for being the location of the first ever branch meeting of Sheffield & District CAMRA.The Old Grindstone at Crookes is under new management again and the incoming management pair have also brought two dogs with them. Just up the road, the Punchbowl is also under new ownership, having been taken over by the People’s Pub Company.Licensee Alan Ward has left the Walkley Cottage, having been the landlord since 2011. He had been in the pub trade for more than 40 years, having previously run the Freedom House on South Road.The Penny Black on Pond Hill has undergone a full refurbishment, including the installation of three hand pumps. Two beers from the Greene King range feature alongside Black Sheep Best Bitter.Sticking with the theme of refurbishments, the Hare & Hounds at Dore and the Nursery Tavern on Ecclesall Road both closed briefly before Christmas for renovations, while the Milton Arms in Elsecar reopened on 8 December after an extensive refurb.The long-anticipated Brass Monkey micropub has now opened on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough. There are three real ales on offer, often … Continue reading Inn Brief

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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