• Carbrook Hall update

    - As previously reported in ‘Beer Matters,’ Carbrook Hall, the pub, closed two years ago, stood empty for 18 months and, late last year, planning permission was granted to change the building into a drive-through Starbucks. Since then, much building work has occurred. So far, the owners claim to have spent £735k: roof work, removal of … Continue reading Carbrook Hall update
  • Heritage Pubs: Royal Standard

    - We were recently contacted regarding some etched windows at the Royal Standard on St. Mary’s Road. These looked the part: three glass panels across the front of the pub, each with a distinctive ‘HB’ initial. The initial suggestion was that ‘HB’ referred to the long-lost Hoosons Brewery (1865–1914). Their Park Brewery on Cricket Inn Road, … Continue reading Heritage Pubs: Royal Standard
  • Eyre Arms, Hassop

    - The Eyre Arms at Hassop is now on the CAMRA National Inventory of Pub Interiors. The building was originally a farmstead, built in 1632. By 1753, ‘Eyre Arms as a Public House at Hassop.’ In 1814, the name changed to ‘Newburg Arms Inn’ and in 1902 it returned to the Eyre Arms. The creeper covered sandstone … Continue reading Eyre Arms, Hassop
  • Carbrook Hall

    - Since the last edition of Beer Matters went to print, a planning application to alter Carbrook Hall into a drive-through Starbucks has been submitted to Sheffield City Council (reference: 18/03366/LBC – tinyurl.com/y979vlhd). We are pleased to note that: (i) over 18 months after Carbrook Hall was closed as a Public House, a detailed planning application … Continue reading Carbrook Hall
  • Carbrook Hall

    - Carbrook Hall was purchased by a local company, West Street Leisure, from Punch Taverns in March 2017. Since then, it has been closed to the public. The pub became an Asset of Community Value (ACV) in May 2017 following a collaborative application from Sheaf Valley Heritage Group and Sheffield and District CAMRA. The last year … Continue reading Carbrook Hall

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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