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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

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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

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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