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Heist Craft bar in Clowne are celebrating their third birthday over the Easter weekend, this is also their last weekend before they close and relocate to Sheffield. Bus 53/53a goes there from Sheffield.Boozehound, who run the upstairs beer bar at Cutlery Works, are organising a brewers social event at Lion Works over the Easter weekend, 10-13 April.  The venue is where Neepsend Brewery used to be based, on Ball Street/Mowbray Street and will be open from midday to 10pm each day serving beer from Triplepoint and Crosspool Ale Makers. Bus 7/8 goes there or it is just a few minutes walk from Shalesmoor tram stop.News on the currently near derelict Farfield Inn at Neepsend, which has been closed since the floods damaged it, a planning application has been lodged with the council to restore this building with a pub on the ground floor and flats upstairs.The Silver Fox at Stocksbridge is closed and up for sale or rent.The Talbot Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse is to be demolished and the site redeveloped for housing, subject to planning permission. The Inn at Troway (previously known as the Black-a-Moor) is also subject to a planning application to be converted to housing. Both former Enterprise … Continue reading Inn Brief

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The Gardeners Rest at Neepsend is hosting a bar billiards tournament on 18th March with a 6pm start. To take part you need to register in advance at the bar and the entry fee is £1.Beery events coming up at Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street include tap takeovers with Howling Hops (27th February) and Torrside (9th March) then “Collabracadabra”, a festival of collaboration brew beers from 13th to 15th March.The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield City Centre host one of their regular Abbeydale Brewery Funk Dungeon events on Thursday 27th February from 5-8pm with brewer Jim hosting private tastings. The Funk Dungeon range tend to be sour, barrel aged and other experimental brews and the latest releases will be available on cask, keg and can.Jabbarwocky bar on London Road are hosting a Wylam tap takeover from 6th to 8th March with a range of 2 cask and 5 keg beers plus a selection of cans.The Blue Stoops on Dronfield High Street is hosting tap takeovers with Ilkley and Drone Valley Breweries between 9th and 15th March.The Ratebeer website has been naming their annual award winners with national recognition given to the Sheffield Tap (brewpub category) and Shakespeare’s (pub/bar category). Within South Yorkshire … Continue reading Inn Brief

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A new micropub has opened in Woodhouse Mill, at the bottom of Furnace Lane. The Oxbow offers a range of beers on both cask and keg.The former Rising Sun near Bamford, in the Hope Valley, which has sat closed and derelict for a few years now, has had the go ahead from Peak Park Planning Board to be redeveloped with a new hotel on the site. It is to be run by an independent operator aimed at visitors to the Peak District.The Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoons) at Castle Square in the City Centre is hosting a Little Critters meet the brewer event on Tuesday 11th February at 7pm.The Cavendish on West Street, Sheffield, reopens following refurbishment on Saturday 25th January.A new restaurant specialising in vegetarian and vegan dishes has opened in Kelham Island in an old works on Cornish Street. Named V or V, the bar also has real ale and other craft beers for diners to enjoy – all unfined and vegan of course!The Dorothy Pax at Victoria Quay has had a bar refit and now boasts an increased number of beer lines!The Fulwood Ale Club, a micropub by the same people as the Ecclesall Ale Club, is now … Continue reading Inn Brief

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A new pub has opened in Castleton. The Swiss House bar on How Lane is part of a family run bed and breakfast accommodation and open to the public, serving up to four real ales. (Photo Robin Gee).The former Palm Tree at Walkley has reopened as the Raven under the same ownership as Loxley Brewery and the Wisewood Inn, following a thorough refurbishment. Six cask beers are available, a mix of Loxley and guest beers.The Shepley Spitfire at Totley Rise has reopened following refurbishment.If you enjoyed visiting the Millowners Arms at Kelham Island Museum during our beer festival, the good news is it is now open full time as a proper pub! It features 6 real ales on handpump along with various keg beers and canned craft beers -plus of course wines, spirits and soft drinks.Bar Stewards on Gibraltar Street has reopened following a refurbishment which has added a second toilet and relocated the bar.The Wharncliffe Arms reopened as a Bradfield Brewery pub on 21 November.The Dove & Rainbow is hosting a meet the brewer event with Laine Brew Company on 27 November at 6:30pm.The Ale Club on Ecclesall Road celebrated their 2nd birthday and Hop Hideout, now in Kommune … Continue reading Inn Brief

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The proposed micropub in Fulwood previously mentioned is going ahead and will be the sister venue to the Ecclesall Ale Club, run by the guys from Brew Foundation. The new bar & bottle shop is the Fulwood Ale Club, located at 4 Brooklands Avenue and is due to open some point in November. You can follow them on Twitter @AleClubFul.Thor’s Tipi bar returns to the Peace Gardens for it’s usual Christmas season alongside the Christmas market on 22nd November, staying a little longer this year, until 5th January. After having cask beer for the first couple of years, there was no ale last year which was disapointing (guess mulled wine and hot chocolate is the big sellers!). They are promising a bigger venue this year with a double tent space and extended choice on the bar, the online drinks menu shows a Thor’s Pale Ale so we’ll see! The food this year is pizza.The Green Room will only be opening in the evening from November, which means “Butties to Banquets” will no longer be serving breakfasts and lunches from their kitchen. The outside catering will still be available, check their Facebook page for contact details. In the evenings the programe … Continue reading Inn Brief

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Lost Industry Brewing have announced they are opening a City Centre tap room on SIdney Street in the new development built on the site of the old Niche nightclub. It will offer 21 lines of beer showcasing their own and guest beers plus pizzas and panninis to eat. They are aiming to have it ready to open in the Autumn.The former Psalter Tavern is due to reopen soon having been converted into a boutique hotel with a cafe bar on the ground floor offering craft beer.The Half Pint Marathon initiative is back throughout September. Two special charity beers have been brewed – True North Strider and Abbeydale Threshold – which will be available in 13 participating venues – Beer Engine, Rising Sun (Nether Green), Forum, Riverside (Kelham Island), University Arms, Broadfield, Church Temple of Fun, The York, Head of Steam, Brothers Arms, Old House, Bar Stewards and Devonshire Cat. Pick up a Half Pint Marathon collectors card and get it stamped at each venue when you buy one of the two charity beers, collect a stamp from each venue and you qualify for a shirt!Neepsend Brewery are hosting their monthly tap session on Saturday 7th September from 3pm to 10pm. … Continue reading Inn Brief

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It has been announced that the Two Rivers cafe bar should be opening in the autumn. This is a micropub being converted from former public toilets that sits over the confluence of the rivers Don and Sheaf on Blonk Street, an area of the City Centre currently being smartened up as part of the Grey-to-Green scheme which covers the corridor from West Bar to Castlegate. The bar will feature up to 5 cask beers and will also do food. It is owned by Red Sky Inns, who also own the Riverside cafe near Hillsborough and the Wentworth at Carbrook.A planning application has gone in to turn the former Steel City Cakes shop unit at 434-436 Abbeydale Road (across the junction from the Broadfield) into a micropub.The Olde Nags Head at Castleton has a house beer brewed just down the valley at Intrepid Brewery. Lucky Hoof is a 4.3% amber coloured best bitter.The Old Mustard Pot at Midhopestones reopened at the end of June. Under the new management of Matt Dawson, the pub offers an extensive food menu in addition to three cask beers. On our visit, these included Fullers Chiswick Bitter, a beer not often seen in our area.Good luck … Continue reading Inn Brief

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The Dove & Rainbow in Sheffield City Centre is to close for a refurbishment and will be having a pre-furbishment party on Saturday 3rd August.  There will also be a weekend of live music on 19th to 21st July running alongside the Tramlines fringe. The refurbishment will see the toilets brought up to standard and the main pub and smoking area benefit from something of a fettle, however the general vibe of the pub is staying with the stage, sound system, pinball and pool tables, end wall murial, bar heads and memorials all set to remain!The Devonshire on Devonshire Street in Sheffield City Centre is reverting to it’s previous name – The Old House – following a refurbishment. It was due to reopen on 21st June.The Albion on London Road has been closed for a refurbishment and has now reopened with a new look!The Cowshed bar at the Graze Inn on Ecclesall Road has been refurbished, renamed and refocused, it is now a craft beer pub called the Eagle serving Thornbridge beer.The Big Tree at Woodseats has been closed for a refurbishment.A new Kelham Island venue has opened – Pa’s Bistro on Green Lane serves fresh food in a family … Continue reading Inn Brief

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The Bloomery at Broomhill have removed their handpumps and no longer sells real ale, although some craft beers still feature on the keg taps.CAMRA  award winning licensee Karen Lang-Norris is now at the Ranmoor Inn, Fulwood Road. The Ranmoor has a delightful enclosed stable yard for smokers and a glorious patio with seating out the front. There is a general knowledge on Thursday at 9.30pm. Seven beers are usually on the bar, Abbeydale Deception, Bradfield Farmers Ale and Blonde, Taylor Boltmaker and Landlord, Tetley Bitter and an ever changing guest beer. Local pork pies are available. The frequent 120 bus will get you there.The new manager of the Shiny Sheff, Paul, is hoping to bring back life into this Marston’s pub at Lodge Moor. There is a games area with dart board and pool table and the split level lounge has conservatory leading onto the decking with views over the golf course towards Stannington. Thursday is karaoke night with live music on Saturday and a midweek quiz night is planned. There are food offers every night and drinks offers throughout the week. On a recent visit there were Hob Goblin Gold, Jennings Cumberland and Vantage 82. The beer range changes … Continue reading Inn Brief

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The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield City Centre is hosting a meet the brewer event with Wilde Child on 25th April.The Saturday of Easter weekend saw the final day of food service by Wing Kings at the Dog & Partridge. Wing Kings’ kitchen residency is moving to the Blind Monkey in Walkley.The Dorothy Pax bar at Victoria Quays is holding their ‘Canal Lines’ music festival on the 20th and 21st July (yes the same weekend as Tramlines – see what they’ve done there?!) with the Honey Bee Blues Club curating a days entertainment. The event starts at midday both days with entertainment currently scheduled from 3:30pm on Saturday and 4pm Sunday.The Rutland Arms is celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you – geddit) by hosting the latest Stout Wars Trilogy of beers from Steel City Brewing (and collaborative partners!)The Washington on Fitzwilliam Street in Sheffield City Centre is hosting a music festival on Sunday 5th May with live music inside and (weather permitting) DJs in the beer garden. The event is organised jointly by Violet Gang and Musicians Against Homlessness, doors open at 2pm and entry is free. The Washington normally has a range of 6 real ales … Continue reading Inn Brief