Diary

Here are the details of our branch meetings, socials and other activities for members coming up over the next month or two.

CAMRA AGM 2021 planning

2pm Tue 21 May

Members interested in joining the planning committee for the national CAMRA Members’ Weekend and AGM in 2021 are invited to the City Hall for a look around the venue.

Festival planning meeting

8pm Tue 21 May

Planning meeting for the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival. Venue is the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane (upstairs). Bus 7/8 stops outside, Infirmary Road tram stop is 5 minutes walk away.

RambAle #3

Mon 27 May

A chance to visit the Hope Valley Beer Festival at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope, then walk to Hathersage, stopping for lunch the Little John Hotel before heading back to Hope. Catch the 272 10:20 (First) bus from Sheffield Interchange (D2) to Hope Post Office (arriving 11:12am) OR 11:14 Train (Platform 2C) from Sheffield Station to Hope station (10 minutes walk from the Old Hall Hotel).

Dronfield Beer & Cider Festival

Thu 30 May – Sat 1 Jun

We’ll be helping out our neighbouring CAMRA branch by volunteering at their new beer festival. If you are interested please fill out the staffing form online at www.dronfield.camra.org.uk.

Branch meeting

8pm Tue 4 Jun

The usual monthly meeting where members get together to discuss branch business, share pub, club and brewery news and catch up on what is happening in the campaign. This month’s venue is the Harlequin on Nursery Street and we will also be doing a tasting of Exit 33 beers. Buses 3/3a/7/8 stop outside.

Cider Pub of the Year

8pm Fri 7 Jun

The winner, as voted for by our members, is the New Barrack Tavern. Join us for the certificate presentation then stay for beer and live music. Bus 7/8/86 stops outside.

Pub of the Month

8pm Tue 11 Jun

The winner of our June Pub of the Month award, as voted for by local CAMRA members, is the Dog & Partridge on Trippet Lane. Join us for a pint or two as we be present their certificate. Nearest tram and bus stop is City Hall, on West Street.

Festival planning meeting

8pm Tue 18 Jun

Planning meeting for the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival. Venue is the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane (upstairs). Bus 7/8 stops outside, Shalesmoor tram stop is 10 minutes walk away.

Pub of the Year: Sheffield Winner

8pm Fri 21 Jun

The pub judged as overall winner was the Gardeners’ Rest at Neepsend. Come along, see us present the award certificate then enjoy all what the pub has to offer on a Friday night! Bus 7/8 stops right outside or Shalesmoor tram stop is 10 minutes walk away.

Pub of the Year: South Sheffield area

8pm Thu 27 Jun

The winner, as voted for by our members, is the Sheaf View at Heeley. Join us for a beer as we present the certificate. Buses 20/24/25/43/44/X17 stop nearby on London Road.

RambAle #4

Sat 29 Jun

We leave the King and Miller (Deepcar) at 12:30 for a 3.5 mile walk to Wortley which will then be followed by time at the Beer Festival at the multiple award-winning Wortley Club.

Buses 57 and SL1 run to Deepcar from Sheffield/Middlewood. To return, either walk back to Deepcar to connect with the bus back to Middlewood (every 12 mins) or get the 16:38 or 18:44 TM Travel 29 bus from Wortley to Sheffield.

Branch meeting

8pm Tue 2 Jul

The usual monthly meeting where members get together to discuss branch business, share pub, club and brewery news and catch up on what is happening in the campaign. This month’s venue is the Greystones.

Pub of the Year: West Sheffield area

8pm Thu 4 Jul

The winner, as voted for by our members, is the Itchy Pig Alehouse at Broomhill. Join us for a beer as we present the certificate. Bus 120 stops right outside.

Pub of the Year: District (Derbyshire) area

Sat 6 Jul

The winner is the Three Stags Head at Wardlow Mires. We plan on arranging a minibus trip including this amongst a few Peak District pubs. Date and time TBC.

Pub of the Year: City Centre area

8pm Tue 9 Jul

The winner is the Rutland Arms on Brown Street.

Pub of the Year: Kelham Island area

8pm Thu 11 Jul

The winner is the Kelham Island Tavern

RambAle #5

Sat 27 Jul

Catch the 10:30 218 TM Travel bus as far as Baslow (11:10). We shall walk via Curbar and Bee Wood to the Chequers Inn, then along Froggatt Edge to the Grouse Inn, through the Longshaw Estate to Fox House for buses home. Alternatively you can catch the 11:35 TM no 4 bus from the Sheffield Interchange to the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow. We’ll then walk over the Houndkirk Road to Fox House, through Longshaw and meet the other walkers at the Grouse.

RambAle #6

Sat 24 Aug

Meet at the Rawson Spring at Hillsborough for a breakfast at 11:00, or join us there in time to catch the 11:55 61 bus from Hillsborough interchange to High Bradfield. We shall walk from there down to Low Bradfield, around Dam Flask towards the Royal Hotel at Dungworth. From there up Stacey Bank to the Nags Head to wait for a bus back.

RambAle #7

Sat 28 Sep

Catch the 10:40 218 TM Travel Bus from the Sheffield Interchange (B4) to the terminus in Bakewell where we will transfer to the 11:51 178 bus to Monyash. From there we shall walk down to Sheldon then to Ashford in the Water. We shall call in at the Thornbridge Brewery on the walk back into Bakewell for the 218 bus home.

RambAle #8

Sat 26 Oct

Route TBC.


Info and bookings
For more info and bookings, please contact our social secretary.

Neighbouring branches
The Dronfield area is now covered by a seperate Dronfield & District branch; their events can be found on their branch website and in their Peel Ale magazine.

Rotherham branch events, meetings and news can be found on their Facebook page.

Public transport
Get timetables, maps, tickets etc. from Travel South Yorkshire. If you are travelling any distance an all day ticket is usually good value (for example the CityWide at £5 offering all day bus and tram travel in Sheffield with any operator).

WhatPub?
Information on pubs including location can be found on WhatPub.