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
CAMRA pub heritage update- After a lengthy absence, the CAMRA national Pub Heritage website is now back on line in a much improved format. This is the definitive guide to the nation’s most important historic pub interiors. Since the 1960s few pubs have escaped major changes but this website helps you seek out the best remaining historic examples. This … Continue reading CAMRA pub heritage update
Pub Heritage Walks- Thanks to everyone who joined one of the three Pub Heritage walks which I recently led as part of Heritage Open Days and Sheffield Walking Festival. Over fifty participants took part in one of two routes, feedback was very positive and all seemed to enjoy the experience. Thanks again to Fagan’s and the Fat Cat … Continue reading Pub Heritage Walks
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.