Kelham Island Tavern- At the end of July the Kelham Island Tavern had a full cellar refit which included a complete replacements of all the beer line and hand pumps. As well as the addition of more keg lines which means they now have four rotating keg taps featuring the top end of UK brewing, including at least … Continue reading Kelham Island Tavern
Underdog- The newest addition to Dronfield’s bar scene opens on 18th September. Underdog is a free house on Dronfield Bottom, next door to the Dronfield Arms, Beer Stop and White Swan and just a few minutes walk from the station. It is the premises previously occupied by Smiffy’s, which has undergone a refurbishment by local tradesmen … Continue reading Underdog
Portland House- Ecclesall Road’s Portland House has a new look! Portland House was opened in February 2015 by Welbeck Abbey Brewery. In December 2017 it was taken over by industry novice Lance Worthington. A Photographer and Designer, Lance learned the trade in a New York bar and has applied his design flare and customer service skills to … Continue reading Portland House
Enter the Dragon’s Tap – in Rotherham- Working in a classroom can be enough to turn even the most dedicated of teachers to drink, but a former languages tutor has tapped into his love of the continent and craft beer to breathe a new lease of life into a former Rotherham-based DIY shop after tapping into help from alternative lending provider Finance … Continue reading Enter the Dragon’s Tap – in Rotherham
Dove & Rainbow- The Dove and Rainbow, (Hartshead Square, S1 – behind the Bankers Draft) is very much alive and rocking, and still offering 10% off local ales to CAMRA members. You may have heard various versions of the story, but the planned refurbishment by Punch is currently on hold, and it’s business as usual. Thanks to the … Continue reading Dove & Rainbow
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. This coincides with Peddlers Market.
The Crow on Scotland Street is hosting Steel City Brewing’s 10th anniversary “a decade of bitterness” on 5th October.
The annual Bradway family fun day takes place on Saturday 14th September from 1:30 to 4:30pm. This is organised as a community fundraiser for the Bradway Action Group. It takes place on the “Old School Field”, located on the junction of Bradway Road and Twentywell Lane. Drone Valley Brewery will be hosting the beer tent this year whilst a Wood Fired Pizza Oven and Bradway Meats will be selling hot food, whilst the community volunteers will be selling cakes and other treats! The event features fun for all the family including games, a circus entertainer, bouncy castle and a dog show. Bus 25 and M17 will drop you close by on Bradway Road.
A planning application has been made to open a micropub in Fulwood on Brooklands Avenue whilst in the City Centre there is a proposal to knock 3 shop units on West Street through to convert into a bar.
True North Brewery have taken the lease for the Punch Bowl at Crookes and are currently refurbishing the pub before reopening it. The pub originally opened in 1920 and the brewery have run a photographic competition inviting locals to provide pictures of the pub and Crookes High Street over the years to feature on the walls when it reopens.
Molly Malone’s Irish theme bar on West Street has removed the handpumps and real ale is no longer available.
Coming soon to Dronfield is the Underdog bar, in the premises on Chesterfield Road previously occupied by Smiffy’s, who closed and sold up back in May. The new owner hasn’t moved far – she was previously the manager at the Dronfield Arms! Underdog promises an extensive selection of craft beer and cask ale, an enviable gin and wine list plus sharing boards.
Talking of the Dronfield Arms, they now have a house beer brewed on site, it is a Mosaic hopped pale ale. The outdoor drinking area has been refurbished. Those familiar with pubs in the area may recognise the new manager, her parents run the Hyde Park Inn!
Since the Urban 52 bar at Rotherham’s Loading Bay food hall has closed and been replaced with a pizza counter, cask beer has now been introduced on the venue’s own bar. The regular beer is the ubiquitous Sharp’s (Coors) Doom Bar but regional guests from breweries such as Leeds have been reported alongside it!
Newly opened in Rotherham on the High Street is the Three Cranes Inn.
Rotherham CAMRA have named the New York Tavern, run by Chantry Brewery, their town pub of the year