• 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?
  • Sheffield Beer Week – Pub Heritage walks

    - As part of Sheffield Beer Week, we are leading three Pub Heritage walks: On Sunday 8th.March (14:00), we’ll be in the West Street area and on both Thursday 12th. (16:00) and Friday 13th (14:00), we’ll be on Kelham Island finishing with a tour at the Sheffield Brewing Company. All three walks will include Victorian tilework, … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week – Pub Heritage walks
  • Carbrook Hall

    - As you are probably aware, as a pub, the ACV-rated, Carbrook Hall closed in March 2017 and over two years later reopened as ‘Starbucks Carbrook Hall.’ Just before Christmas, I finally visited. The Jacobean wood panelling in the ‘Old Oak Room’ has been retained and is in good condition. However, the ceiling has received a … Continue reading Carbrook Hall
  • The Plough, Sandygate

    - As previously stated, we believe that the Plough should be functioning as a Community pub, with the added attraction of its key place in the history of world football. A small internal museum would not be inappropriate. However, the Plough continues to be under threat. The planning saga commenced when the previous owners, Enterprise Inns … Continue reading The Plough, Sandygate
  • “Heart of the City 2” and the Sportsman

    - Heart of the City2 is the large mixed-use development which is currently taking place in Sheffield City Centre. The scheme aims to provide quality office space, 4/5* hotels, flats, shops, food outlets and more (https://www.heartofcity2.com/). Included in this development is the Sportsman on Cambridge Street, S1 4HP. This pub is located in the area designated, … Continue reading “Heart of the City 2” and the Sportsman

Dave Pickersgill

Pub Heritage Officer

A CAMRA member since the 1970’s, Dave leads on pub heritage issues, including the national CAMRA project on making regional pub heritage guides easily available. He also edited Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Historic Interest, for which downloads have vastly exceeded expectations. A hard copy was released in October 2018.

If you’ve got any questions or information, please let Dave know.

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