Sheffield Pub News - August 2008
Min 6 and up to 15 customers can learn to mix cocktails during this group masterclass with a glass of bubbly and a departing shot
We have added basic details of the White Heart pub at Penistone.
The Fox House at Londgshaw, between Hathersage and Dore, is holding a beer festival for a week from Monday September 1st.
Real ale fans are in for a treat, with the pub set to offer four of the "most original and pioneering" beers from around the country.
Beers available during the 'Festival of Firsts' are Adnam's East Green, believed to be the first carbon neutral beer, Young's Special, Caledonian Golden Promise, and the pub's own Vintage Ale.
The Red Lion at Thorpe Hesley has reopened thanks to enterprising regulars who bought the lease after the pub closed. Locals gave the pub a makeover in just five days and have employed a manager to put the pub back on track.s
The Hammer & Pincers pub at Bents Green is inviting guests to attend its reopening on Sunday 24th August at 1PM. The pub has had a makeover to become a "family friendly local".
The day will include a barbecue, games in the pub garden, a sponsored car wash, and a Deal or No Deal style quiz. Funds raised at the re-launch will be donated to The Laura Crane Trust, a youth cancer charity that supports Weston Park Hospital.
Police are hunting a sex attacker who assaulted a woman in an alleyway near the Dove & Rainbow pub in Sheffield city centre on 20th August. The man is reported to have attacked the 42-year-old woman at around 11:30PM.
We have added a basic listing for the Waggon & Horses pub at Langsett.
We have reclassified the George IV as being located in Hillsborough, as we are correcting the Langsett area.
Olive Bar & Restaurant on Division Street has launched a new wine menu. They have switched to Yorkshire's 'Pagendam Pratt', a small, specialist wine supplier, and feel that the new wines are better in comparison to their predecessors.
The city centre bar is also selling off the remaining stock as bin ends for £10 per bottle, so why not call in and pick up a bargain?
The York in Broomhill will cease to be a Scream pub from October 21st this year, and pass into the hands of the Dove and Rainbow (Sheffield CAMRA "Pub Of The Month" February 2008). The York will be closed for 10 days for a refurbishment 'backwards' to a traditional pub, serving an eclectic range of cask ales and ciders from around the UK. The transformation from discount chain £1 a pint Scream to a 'proper' pub will see the welcome return to Broomhill of one of its former great 'locals', taken over by Scream 7 years ago.
The Wortley Arms is launching a monthly event to celebrate delicious food from all over the world.
For one night a month the pub will be doing something a little bit different to its usual menu and will host a regular evening dedicated to the many flavours, aromas and delights of cuisine from around the world.
Taking place on the first Thursday of the month, the event will launch on 7 August with "A Taste of Thailand". The menu will feature traditional Thai canapes for guests on arrival followed by a 3 course meal.
The Wortley Arms owner and master chef, Andy Gabbitas has been a professional chef for 29 years and his cooking skills have taken him all over the world and into the kitchens of some of the world's best known celebrities. It is Andy's own experiences and travels abroad that have inspired the new menus and he is sure his regular customers and perhaps a few new faces will enjoy sampling the array of dishes planned.
'Why Risk It?' Sticker Campaign 2008
A night out should be fun with the only memories being good, yet increasingly pub and club goers are putting themselves at risk of catching STI's (Sexually Transmitted Infections' and the bad memories that go with them!
Recent data from the Health Protection Agency records high levels of STI's not only amongst young people but every age group. Particularly relevant to pubs and clubs is the data on 16 - 24 year olds. In the case of HIV, 11% of new cases in 2007 were people aged between 16 and 24. The more common STI's show similar trends with 1 in 10 young people tested for Chlamydia, an infection with no symptoms that can make a woman sterile, being positive.
So what's it got to do with pubs and clubs? The connection between alcohol, binge drinking and risky sex is well known and frequently reported in the press. A person may practice safe sex in their everyday life but when their boundaries and inhibitions are lowered on a night out they do not always make good choices.
Shield South Yorkshire in partnership with Sheffield DAAT (Drug and Alcohol Action Team) are rolling out the 'Why Risk It' campaign in Sheffield to highlight the risk of unsafe sex at locations and at times when people are likely to be thinking about taking those risks!
The campaign gives pubs and clubs the opportunity to show they understand they have a social responsibility to their customers and acknowledge the associated risks of a night out. It will help to generate positive press for pubs and clubs in a time when they are frequently criticised.
Our sticker campaign is designed to go on the back of toilet doors. Toilets are one of the few places in a club that are well lit and people go to chill out. The stickers feature a jokey but to the point slogan such as 'if he won't wear it, he ain't worth it!' and 'he'll thank you for it in the morning'. The toilet cubicle is private meaning anyone wishing to take down the number on their mobile can do so and even if they don't do this it might just be a visual word of warning that makes them think about their actions.
Shield and DAAT aim to distribute the free stickers to as many pubs and clubs as possible beginning in September 2008 changing the slogans on the stickers
Throughout the year to keep the campaign fresh and relevant to that time of year, e.g Christmas time.
If you would like to take part in the campaign or simply want more information please contact Zoe Davies on 01709 720 477 or 0114 278 7916. Alternatively you can email Zoe on Zoe@shield.org.uk
We have removed the Five Arches Hotel, previously of Herries Road, Shirecliffe, from our database, as it has now closed indefinitely.
The Shoulder of Mutton Inn at Worrall has been praised for the service it offers disabled customers and their guide dogs.
Landlady Julie Linksey and partner Steve Wainwright have run the pub for four years offer guidance around the premises, induction loops for customers with hearing problems, wheelchair access and a warm welcome for assistance dogs. For their achievement they have been awarded a Dog Star award for service to people with guide dogs and others who rely on specially trained dogs.
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