Inn Brief

Thanks to everyone who attended the recent Heritage Pubs walks, which were completely sold out. The tours will take place again next year, during Sheffield Beer Week in March and again in September during Heritage Open Days.

The Portland House micropub on Ecclesall Road is set to close in the new year and the building is currently being advertised to let.

After months of speculation, the people behind the Brew Foundation have announced that their new micropub, the Ecclesall Ale Club, is hoping to open for business in early November.

The Miners Arms in Crookes is no longer serving real ale, and is set to close completely in March next year.

A new management couple is still being sought by Samuel Smith’s to take over the Old Mother Red Cap in Bradway.

The Bar Stewards micropub on Gibraltar Street is now open six days a week. The new opening times are 17:30-23:00 Tue-Thu, 17:00-23:00 Fri, 14:00-23:00 Sat, 14:00-21:00 Sun.

The saga surrounding the future of the Firwood Cottage in Walkley continues, with the latest rumours suggesting that the pub could stay open after all.

The Silver Fox in Stocksbridge has now reopened.

Edward’s on Glossop Road (formerly Stone & Taps and the Swim Inn) is set to officially open on Thursday 12 October. The pub will feature 10 local cask ales.

One year after a successful crowdfunding campaign and six months after taking over operations, The Gardeners Rest Community Society has managed to complete the purchase of The Gardeners Rest pub to preserve its identity. Eight hand pumps (plus two for cider) will continue to dispense a changing range of well-kept real ales to suit all tastes.

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