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Pub of the Month October 2017

Sheffield & District CAMRA are delighted to announce that the winner of the Pub of the Month award for October 2017 is the Itchy Pig Ale House in Broomhill.

The Itchy Pig opened its doors in July 2016, taking over a unit formerly occupied by a gift shop, and in the first year of business owner Ted Finlay and his team have developed a reputation for serving excellent ales in a friendly and relaxing environment. There are five handpumps, featuring a range of beers from local breweries such as Abbeydale, Blue Bee and Brew Foundation. Earlier this year, they teamed up with Exit 33 Brewing to produce their very own real ale, StyPA. Ciders and craft keg, canned and bottled beers are also available.

Pub regular Andrew Senior, who nominated the Itchy Pig for the award, said: “I used to work very close to the pub and so I started popping in after work. Despite the landlord, Ted, being a southener and preferring Rugby Union to League, he is a very welcoming and friendly host.”

“The beer is always well kept, there’s a good range of pig-based bar snacks, and now even pig-themed board games (Pass the Pigs and backgammon). All in all it makes it a very enjoyable place to have a pint.”

We are heading to the Itchy Pig to present Ted and the team with their certificate on Tuesday 10 October from 8pm onwards, and everyone is welcome to come and join us for a celebratory pint. The pub can be found at 495 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2QE. Buses 10, 10a and 120 all stop on Glossop Road, and buses 51 and 52 also call nearby.

CAMRA members, don’t forget to vote for your next pub of the month! This can be done either through our website at sheffieldcamra.org.uk/potm/vote or at any branch meeting.

Dominic Nelson

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