Inn Brief

The Punchbowl in Crookes has re-opened after being closed for three weeks following the demise of Reet Ale Pubs. Ed Phillips has stayed on as manager of the pub, which is now owned by the Greene King brewery.

Couch coffee shop on Campo Lane has installed a hand pump. The first cask ale on offer was Kelham Island Brewery’s Pale Rider.

We reported last month that the Old Queen’s Head had introduced a guest ale pump. A second guest pump has now been installed alongside the regular beers, allowing the pub to offer a Thwaites seasonal beer alongside a guest ale.

The Bull’s Head on Fulwood Road is currently being looked after by the manager of the nearby Ranmoor Inn after a brief closure.

Visitors to the first ever beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House made their way through 21 casks of beer in four days. As well as ale, drinkers were treated to food, debates, live music and an antiques market.

The Anvil at Stannington has been put up for sale. The pub currently serves four real ales, and has a quiz night on Tuesdays.

The Three Cranes Hotel on Queen Street is temporarily closed.

The Mount Pleasant on Derbyshire Lane has recently been refurbished. It retains its layout of a traditional two-room local offering a good range of real ales.

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