PUBlic transport: the tram-train

The long-awaited but much-delayed tram-train connecting Sheffield with Rotherham finally comes into operation on Thursday 25 October, so it seemed like the logical choice for this month’s PUBlic transport article. Running between Sheffield Cathedral and the Parkgate shopping centre in Rotherham, the tram-train is the first of its kind in the UK. Conveniently for us, … Continue reading PUBlic transport: the tram-train

Inn Brief

Black Friday returns to the Devonshire Cat on 23 November. This celebration of dark beer will feature a range of high ABV stouts and porters.The new Brass Monkey micropub on Middlewood Road now has an online presence, which says the pub is “coming soon”.The Two Sheds micropub, located in the former Iberico Cafe in Crookes, opened for business on Friday 28 September. It offers four cask and four keg lines, plus a bottle shop.The Chapeltown Tap House & Gin Bar is now open for business. The pub has five cask lines and is offering a 50p per pint discount for CAMRA members on Mondays.Mitchell’s Hop House are not currently brewing, but the wine shop is still open.Refurbishments are still underway at the Masons Arms in Crookes, although a reopening date does appear to be ever closer.The New Inn on Hemsworth Road is currently closed and Star Pubs are advertising for a new licensee.The infamous Roger & Out beer is set to return to the Frog and Parrot on Division Street and will be brewed by Dead Parrot. It is not yet known how much of a resemblance it will have to its previous incarnation.The Pointing Dog on Ecclesall Road is set … Continue reading Inn Brief

Inn Brief

Pour is set to become the latest addition to the Heeley Triangle and Sheffield’s craft beer scene. The new bar (previously an Italian restaurant) is next door to the White Lion and will feature up to eight craft keg lines and a range of vegan and vegetarian pizzas. The owners – Jon Terry from the White Lion, HopJacker brewer Edd Entwistle and chef Simon Naylor – hope to open some time in October.The Shepley Spitfire at Totley, currently a Greene King managed pub, is set to become a leased pub in November.The Olde Mustard Pot in Midhopestones, the most northerly pub in our branch region, is currently closed.In Stocksbridge, the Silver Fox on Manchester Road has reopened after a period of closure.Work is still ongoing at the King & Miller in Deepcar, which was purchased earlier this year by Bradfield Brewery as their second tap pub.The Ale House on Fraser Road is hosting an American whiskey night on Saturday 24 November, which will feature a selection of rye and bourbon whiskeys with matched food pairings. Contact the pub for more details.Barrowboy on Abbeydale Road is now open, serving Korean bao buns and other street food. No cask ale is available … Continue reading Inn Brief