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Local micro-brewer Abbeydale Brewery has taken over the Rising Sun Inn at Nether Green. The pub will now become a free house and will concentrate on selling real ales, including all of Abbeydale Brewery's range as well as some Kelham Island Brewery beers. Abbeydale Brewery development director, Chris Morton, confirmed that the aim is for the Rising Sun Inn to become a community pub featuring live music. The pub is also completely non-smoking.
Sheffield Pub Guide has added some new pubs to our database. We now have basic details for the Green Room bar on Devonshire Street and the Ivory Bar & Restaurant on Regent Terrace near West Street. We have also updated our list of pubs with late licenses thanks to information from one of our visitors.
No action is to be taken against former Sheffield Wednesday footballer Chris Waddle after police concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for an alleged assault in his local pub. 20-year-old Ryan Tissington claimed that Waddle attacked him in the toilets of the Devonshire Arms pub in Dore on 21st April 2005. Waddle claims he acted in self-defence after Tissington tried to punch him.
The Blacksmiths Arms pub in Killamarsh has now been demolished, reportedly to make way for a new housing project.
Sheffield City Council has voted in favour of introducing an alcohol exclusion zone in the city centre. Starting on 12th December, police will have the power to confiscate the booze of any drunks causing a public nuisance in the centre of Sheffield. A council spokeswoman has stressed that this is not a measure to be used against people enjoying a quiet drink in public, but rather a means to prevent disorder.
Sheffield Pub Guide has started compiling a list of pubs in Sheffield that are opening late under the new extended licensing hours. Details can be found on our pubs with late licences page. The list is far from complete yet so please contact us and let us know of the pubs that we have missed!