• Plough Inn, Crosspool

    - A planning application was recently made to demolish The Plough Inn (Sandygate Road, Crosspool).  The Plough was a Tennants pub for many years. In 1962, ownership changed when Whitbread took over Sheffield-based Tennants. In 2003, Enterprise Inns (Ei) took ownership. Since then, there appears to have been no serious maintenance work. Many would claim that … Continue reading Plough Inn, Crosspool
  • Heritage Open Days 2019 – Sheffield Pub Heritage Walk

    - As part of Heritage Open days 2019, I’m leading a Pub Heritage Walk on Friday 13th.September and two walks on 20th.September. These will take in some of the entries in the CAMRA ‘Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs’ book. On Friday 13th., in this new walk, we will commence at the ‘Fat Cat’ and proceed to the … Continue reading Heritage Open Days 2019 – Sheffield Pub Heritage Walk
  • The Crow Inn – its history

    - The Crow Inn, Scotland St., Sheffield  S3 7BS Originally opened as a Rawsons pub in 1797, the C20th.saw a series of changes resulting in the closure of the pub in 2010, the building becoming The Sleep Hotel. Recently, under the same management as the Rutland Arms, it reopened with the new name. The porch has … Continue reading The Crow Inn – its history
  • 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

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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