Sheffield Pub News - June 2007
Sharkey's Bar in the city centre has now reopened as Qube and we are awaiting further details about the venue.
Members of the Sheffield & District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale have voted Fagans in Sheffield city centre their June Pub Of The Month award winner, and the certificate presentation was recently made at the pub by branch Chairman Dave Williams.
The Pub Of The Month awards are designed to highlight those pubs across Sheffield serving good real ale in friendly and comfortable surroundings. Fagans scores will on all points, with beer quality always top notch and a good atmosphere.
More about the pub is contained in the short pub of the month article from Beer Matters reproduced below:
Tucked away just off West Street and home to probably the best pint of Tetley Bitter in the area it is safe to say that, although it is well known by any self respecting Sheffielder, Fagan's is one of the finest hidden gems in the city centre.
Tom and Barbara Boulding have been running Fagan's for many a year now and can still be seen at either side of the bar keeping their customers entertained with wistful insights and anecdotes.
As well as the Tetley Bitter, Abbeydale Moonshine is also available. Just like the former this is always kept in tip-top condition. This may have something to do with the 'Guild of Master Cellarmen' award which can be seen close to the bar.
Some of the finest home cooked food comes from the kitchen. Not only is it value for money but you definitely wouldn't leave hungry (try the all day breakfast if you dare!)
In the back room regular traditional folk music can be heard almost every night and adorning the walls are some of the establishments better known customers. But whether you host your own hootenanny or produced one of the best albums of last year you are sure to be given a warm welcome!
We have removed the Freedom View pub in Walkley from our database, as it has been demolished.
We have updated the details of the refurbished Black Bull pub in Ecclesfield.
Two Sheffield pubs are running beer festivals this coming weekend, 14th - 17th June 2007:
The Hillsborough Hotel are presenting their inaugural "Borough" beer festival, which is to include 50 beers and ciders. Food is served 12PM - 7:30PM Monday - Saturday and 12PM - 5PM on Sunday.
The Harlequin in the city centre are also running their own beer festival on the same dates and will have 22 beers on sale with music every day.
The Arundel pub in Ecclesfield is currently closed until further notice.
We have removed Sola Bar, city centre from our database, as it has been closed for many months.
We have added Arena Square pub/restaurant in Attercliffe to our database.
The Gower Arms pub in Burngreave has had its license revoked by Sheffield City Council after South Yorkshire Police produced evidence of violent incidents, drug dealing and armed patrons.
According to the police, 10% of all crime in Burngreave recorded between September 2006 and April 2007 had been committed within 250 metres of the pub.
Councillors heard that licensee Victor Soloman had broken every single one of the strict licensing conditions were imposed on the pub in January 2007, including an order to upgrade the CCTV system, ban children, enforce a stringent search policy, employ weekend security staff, and stop people congregating outside.
Mr Soloman said he would be appealing the licensing decision, but Acting Inspector Simon Leake, from the Burngreave and Pitsmoor safer neighbourhood policing team, said that Mr Soloman had turned a blind eye to things going on inside his pub and was not fully cooperating with the police.
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