Sheffield Pub News - July 2008
Party-goers can hit the town and sip on a choice of drinks, dancing the night away at a bar situated in a 19th-century building
Survey proves Sheffield is the place for beer
Local members of the Campaign for Real Ale yesterday (Saturday 26th July) embarked on a number of pub crawls in an attempt to count how many different real ales are available in Sheffield on the same day as part of their annual beer census - dubbed the Beer Capital Survey by some as it proves Sheffield is up there as one of the best places to drink.
With some late returns still outstanding, the tally stands at 184 different cask beers. So with such a choice, taking in beer styles from a standard session Bitter or Mild through Premium Bitters and Pale Ales to Stouts and Porters, there should be a beer to anyone's taste on the bars of Sheffield!
Some interesting little facts uncovered...
- The most common beer found in real ale pubs surveyed in Sheffield was Abbeydale Moonshine, which is brewed in Sheffield.
- The brewery with the most outlets in Sheffield is Greene King, a company based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
- The cheapest pint was £1.32 for Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter (4% ABV) at the Old Mother Redcap, Bradway
- The most expensive pint was £5.25 for Abbeydale Last Rites (11% ABV) at the Rising Sun, Nether Green
- The average price of a pint of real ale in Sheffield was £2.33.
Derby and Nottingham have both carried out similar surveys, with Derby counting 147 beers this year.
Sheffield currently has 7 breweries within the city limits - Abbeydale, Bradfield, Crown, Kelham Island, Sheffield Brewery Co, The Brew Company and White Rose.
We have added new 90s theme bar Babylon in Sheffield city centre to Sheffield Pub Guide. Bablyon is found on Carver Street, where Flares was previously located.
Trouble flared at the Harley Hotel in Sheffield city centre on 6th July when a drinker was "glassed" in the face. The 25-year-old required stitches after the attack, which happened at around 2AM. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Local members of CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale - in Sheffield have voted the Plough at Low Bradfield the winner of their July "Pub of the Month" award. These awards are designed to highlight those local pubs which day in day out serve top quality real ale in comfortable and friendly surroundings.
The Plough is popular with both locals and those who have travelled to the pub for the good beer, food and scenic location. All are made very welcome by the staff here.
For more about the pub, see the article reproduced below which was written for our 'Beer Matters' newsletter, and feel free to use it yourself.
The award certificate will be presented this Saturday, 19th July, during our annual 'Bradfield Bus Crawl' which utilises the hourly 'Rural Links 61' bus service, boarding at Hillsborough Interchange and taking in a number of pubs in the villages of Loxley, Bradfield and Dungworth, along with a visit to Bradfield Brewery, where we will be enjoying a brewery tour and the chance to sample many of their beers.
We anticipate being at the Plough Inn to present the award to Chris and Mandy Davies, who run the pub, from around 4:30pm.
By coincidence, this Saturday is also the last day Stagecoach will be operating the Rural Links bus route around Bradfield, from Sunday 20th the route will be taken over by Sheffield Community Transport!
We have removed the New Inn and Goodfellas, both previously of Stocksbridge, from our database because they have closed down.
Owners of the Gatecrasher nightclub have announced plans for it to return to Sheffield, a year after the club burned to the ground. Organisers say they will be opening a "new flagship venue" in Sheffield later this year.
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