Pubs 2020

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    The Sportsman Inn at Lodge Moor is holding Gillyfest on Saturday 30 July from midday to raise money for St Luke’s. It will feature live music throughout the day from the likes of Burnstones, 49’RS, Mam Tour, T-Rex, Ryan Young, Chris Poulton, Steve Delaney and Crafters along with a BBQ, kids ride, stalls and an outside bar. Admission is by charitable donation.

    The Fox House closed for refurbishment at the end of April and is projected to reopen on 27 May.

    True North Brewery are hosting a Jubilee street party on Saturday 2 June at the brewery on Eldon Street (by Devonshire Green, behind the Forum). A bar will be open in the brewery on the day and there will also be live music and street food.

    The Porter Cottage at Sharrow Vale has had a change of ownership and is undergoing a major refurbishment, moving away from the current traditional style to be a bar with graffiti art, live music & DJs and football on the TV and is being rebranded as the Dirty Habit, part of a small chain of bars based mainly in the North East. The beer range is typically very mainstream but with a cask ale available, which at their other bars is from Anarchy Brewery.

    The Boston Arms at Woodseats have announced their opening date – Friday 13 May at 4pm. By day it will operate as a coffee shop with the full micropub offering of beer, wines, spirits and cocktails available in the evening with the bar opening from 4pm. From the end of June bar snacks will also be available provided by Pellizco UK, who specialise in Mexican Street food and also have an outlet at Cutlery Works food hall.

    The Tunnel Tap at Totley Rise is still on track for a summer opening, at the beginning of May the electrical work was the final part of the renovations to be completed with work moving on to painting and shopfitting.

    The Bath Hotel in Sheffield City Centre has now reopened under old management.

    The Devonshire Cat has been undergoing re-licencing ahead of being leased out to a new operator.

    Mr Wilsons bar and Capone’s speakeasy is now open on West Street, no real ale or craft beer available. A new nightclub has opened at Moorfoot called Rehab, this is part of the Gay Quarter and run by the same people as Queer Junction club and Tafo takeaway, again no real ale or craft beer.

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    Heist Brew Co. celebrated their fifth birthday over the weekend of 8/9 April with a bit of a party in the tap room. The bar featured a number of breweries from around the world alongside a number of collaborations across both cask and keg. There was also music and a 5% discount on food. The following weekend saw a couple of international brewery showcases featuring Browar Funky Fluid from Poland and Varvar from Ukraine.

    Work continues converting a former shop and office unit at Totley Rise into the Tunnel Tap micropub, it is expected that renovations and plumbing etc should be complete by May after which work fitting it out as a bar will commence with opening expected in the summer.

    Following the renovations and major refurbishment at the Anchor Inn, Tideswell, that we covered last month, the pub and restaurant has now reopened.

    Restaurant area at the Anchor Inn, which can double up as a dancefloor at night if they have a disco event!

    The former Royal Standard pub has now reopened as the Royal Lounge, a late bar with Lebanese food. No real ale or craft beer available.

    Industry Hophouse bottle shop and bar on Leadmill Road is no more with the venue now housing two themed pop ups – Karen’s Diner (burger joint with rude staff) and The Alice Experience (cocktail making). The original Industry Tap is still open.

    The Leadmill has hit the news recently as the long standing management’s lease comes to an end next year and the building’s owner are taking it back to run the venue themselves. It is expected to be refurbished and become Electric Sheffield, part of a chain.

    The last day of Thornbridge Brewery running the Bath Hotel in Sheffield City Centre as 23 April, the pub will reopen after a short break run by a manager employed by the pub’s long time owner, so it should be in safe hands!