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
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
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
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
Hop Hideout on Abbeydale Road have a couple of interesting events coming up. The last weekend in October sees a tap takeover from New Mills’ Torrside Brewery, while the second weekend in November will be the shop’s 5th birthday celebration, featuring 5 Bill Murray-inspired beers and a Bill Murray fancy dress party.DinoSours returns to the Rutland Arms on Brown Street from 12-15 September following the success of last year’s event. Two cask and six keg sours will be available.The Sentinel Brewhouse has reverted to its previous opening hours and as such is no longer open on Mondays or Tuesdays.Barrowboy on Abbeydale Road is set to open before the end of August. So far it is unclear where real ale will be available.The new Pitcher & Piano on Holly Street now has an official opening date of Friday 19 October.
The Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane recently underwent a bar upgrade and now has eight handpumps installed. These are mostly Thornbridge beers but on our last visit there was also a guest ale from Tiny Rebel.The Bar Stewards on Gibraltar Street is set to celebrate its first birthday on 28 July with a party including street food, music and a range of special beers.The Church House on St James Street is hoping to reopen on 20 August following refurbishment and building repairs.Church – Temple of Fun on Rutland Way is the latest addition to the Kelham Island beer scene. The new venture from Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes features a 100% vegan bar, including an unfined cask ale and a range of craft keg and cans. There is also vegan food from Make No Bones and a range of classic video arcade games.A new café bar is heading to Nether Edge, with a grand opening on 28 July. Brewer & Hop (40 Wostenholm Road) will feature craft beers, ales, gins and cocktails and is part of the Dalbury Hotel complex.Hathersage Social Club is hosting a “Praise Be to Beer” supper night on 3 August in collaboration with Abbeydale … Continue reading Inn Brief
The Old Mother Redcap in Bradway is now closed again after the new management couple were ousted by Sam Smith’s brewery.An application has been made to Sheffield City Council by Hawthorn Leisure for extended opening hours at Edward’s bar on Glossop Road. The venue, which has seen several reincarnations in recent times, would also be re-branded as Sinatra’s under the plans.The Shakey in Hillsborough reopened on 7 June following a comprehensive refurbishment.Woody’s bar on West Street offered cask Abbeydale Moonshine over the recent Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. It isn’t clear whether there are plans to continue serving real ale.The Church House on St James Street is set to close for a few weeks after Tramlines weekend for essential building maintenance. The interior will also be given a full renovation.Plans have been submitted for a new micropub in a former children’s craft café at 185 Middlewood Road, S6 4HD. It is hoped the pub will be open in time for Tramlines weekend.The proposed new micropub in the former Iberico Café in Crookes has hit a setback after objections were raised over disabled accessibility.Walkley Beer Co is hosting a takeover from Leeds-based North Brewery on Friday 6 July, with cask, keg and canned … Continue reading Inn Brief
The Blind Monkey at Walkley had its grand opening on 27 April and has proved popular so far. The pub will be the venue for our branch meeting on 3 July.Huttons Bar on West Street is to become Molly Malone’s, an Irish-themed bar, opening in September in time for the new University year.The Drink Inn on Commercial Street has been closed for some time, and although there has been no definite announcement either way it appears the pub is no longer trading.The Green Room on Devonshire Street now has a comedy club run in conjunction with Last Laugh in the newly built function room; the first one took place on 2 May. The Lescar on Sharrow Vale Road still has its weekly Last Laugh comedy night every Thursday.There is a new film night at the New Barrack Tavern, starting with Quadrophenia on 15 May.The first beer from the new Dead Parrot Beer Company has been spotted on Sheffield’s handpumps. The brewery is owned by Mark Simmonite, formerly the owner of Henry’s Bar in the city centre. Another new Sheffield brewery, Hopscotch, was granted its Alcohol Wholesaler license on 8 May.The Walkley (formerly the Walkley Club) on Lark Street has now closed.Planning … Continue reading Inn Brief
From 9 April, the Sentinel Brewhouse on Shoreham Street will have extended opening hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12pm, Sun 11am-8pm.The Blind Monkey (formerly the Firwood Cottage) has a revised opening date of 27 April.The Masons Arms in Crookes is currently being redecorated and signs are that the pub could reopen soon.Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the Iberico Cafe into a micropub. Meanwhile, plans have also been approved for the opening of a new bar on Ecclesall Road. The Old Club will be located in the former Polish centre.The proposed new microbrewery in the old dairy on Broadfield Road is no longer going ahead.The Bulls Head at Fulwood has reopened having been taken over by Heather, who was previously at the Springvale on Commonside.Little Critters’ tenure at the Fox and Duck in Broomhill is set to come to an end, but the brewery will retain the lease of the Doctor’s Orders on Glossop Road.
The Norfolk Arms on Dixon Lane now sells real ale at weekends. Two casks are available from Thursday and are available until sold out.The Queens Ground in Hillsborough has installed a fourth hand pump.Edward’s on Glossop Road remains closed but there are indications it could reopen in the near future under a new guise.The Brown Bear on Norfolk Street closed suddenly last month but has since reopened under new management.Work has begun and licenses have been agreed for a disused public toilet block on Blonk Street to be converted into a cafe and micropub serving real ales.The new owners of the Farfield Inn on Neepsend Lane have confirmed their intention to return the building to its former usage as a pub, although not in the immediate future.The Masons Arms in Crookes and the Old Crown on London Road both remain closed at the time of writing, with no news on the future of either.The Tramshed at Meersbrook has expanded into the neighbouring unit and is now serving a range of craft beers.