• Pub on the estate?

    - In August 1936 Sheffield citizens who, as part of the slum clearance programme, were moving into the new Sheffield council estates were asked to take part in a referendum. They  were offered the opportunity to vote as to whether they wanted public houses to be built on their estate. In favour were: Arbourthorne, Manor,  Shiregreen,  … Continue reading Pub on the estate?
  • Kelham Island Tavern

    - The Kelham Island Tavern has begun a monthly food night on the first Thursday of the month between 6pm and 8pm. February featured a curry night which proved really popular and plans for Thursday 5th March are for a Mexican themed evening, so come along and enjoy some great home cooked food and a beer. … Continue reading Kelham Island Tavern
  • Beers by Queers at the Devonshire Cat

    - Inclusivity and Diversity. Two words that are not mentioned often enough in connection to the beer community. However they are two of the pillars of Sheffield Beer Week and they are at the heart of what we want to achieve with our Sheffield Beer Week plans here at the Dev Cat. On Friday 13th March … Continue reading Beers by Queers at the Devonshire Cat
  • Live music and good beer

    - The last week in January saw a national Independent Venue week, celebrating independently operated live music venues. It also saw a local MP call on the government to support such venues and a local venue operator bemoaning that bands often bypass Sheffield as they struggle to sell tickets here, calling on the public to support … Continue reading Live music and good beer
  • WhatPub survey volunteers needed!

    - WhatPub is the rather handy public face of CAMRA’s pub database, maintained by volunteer members of branches across the country. The website is designed to be an online guide listing every pub and club in the country. It also allows members to score their beers, which helps gives an idea where the best beer is to … Continue reading WhatPub survey volunteers needed!
  • Inn Brief

    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 Inns (Ei group) properties.

    The Three Tuns behind the cathedral on Silver Street Head is due to reopen on 20 March under new management after closing last month. Yet to hear whether the long-running Wednesday quiz, as hosted by our very own typesetter [hello] will return.

    Shakespeares put on a lot of rather interesting cask beers for Sheffield Beer Week. Those attending on Friday 13 were able to enjoy a number of Torrside Smoke and Monster beers on the main bar alongside a 20% ABV cask stout brewed as a Steel City, Emporor’s and Fantome collaboration, brewed at Fantome’s brewery in Belgium while upstairs a festival bar hosted the ‘Collabracadabra’ collection of beers Shakespeare’s Lucie had helped brew. Those sampled by your editor included a hoisin sauce stout brewed with Steel City, a marshmallow mild brewed with North Riding, an apricot pastry braggot brewed with many different local brewers, a black IPA brewed with Blue Bee, a peppermint saison brewed with Torrside and a banana hefe brewed with Lost Industry.

    The Friday of Sheffield Beer Week saw Triplepoint Brewery & Bar celebrate their first birthday party with a range of their own beers on the main bar and guest beers on the ‘secret warehouse’ bar.

    On the Saturday at the end of Sheffield Beer Week the Rutland Arms had a Cloudwater brewery tap takeover, including some cask beers.