Pub News from August 2016

If you know of any pub or Sheffield-related news that we have missed out, please contact us so that we can add the story.

Travellers Rest Pub Removed

We have removed the Travellers Rest, formerly of Mansfield Road in Killamarsh, as it has closed permanently.

Midland Pub Removed

We have removed the Midland pub, formerly of 269 Sheffield Road in Killamarsh, as it has closed down.

Kettle Black Bar Added

We have added a basic listing for Kettle Black bar at 301 Ecclesall Road in Sharrow, on the site that was previously Menzels.

Elmwood Farm Pub Added

We have added a basic listing for the Elmwood Farm pub on Old Colliery Way in Beighton.

Punch Promises Excellent Quality And Customer Service On Tap With £550k Investment In Flagship Pub

National pub operator Punch is pouring £550,000 into The Abbey pub in Woodseats, creating a flagship venue and providing 16 new jobs for the local community.

The Chesterfield Road pub is set to reopen on 12th August 2016 with a weekend of celebrations planned, including live entertainment from solo artists.

Not only is the investment going to transform The Abbey into a true community pub, it will also become the first of a number of flagship sites across the UK that will be used as new training centres for Punch publicans and their teams.

The Abbey, which sits on a landmark corner of Chesterfield Road, will be rejuvenated both inside and out following the significant investment from Punch. The first floor function room is also being extended to accommodate meetings and gatherings such as parties, funeral receptions and wedding celebrations. The redecorated function room will also include a new bar, large screen projector and IT and sound equipment.

Outside, the external areas will be enhanced to create a splendid opportunity for both eating and drinking outside. The popular bowling green facilities will also been upgraded to support a community activity that has taken place for generations.

Commenting on the investment, operations director for Punch, Andy Crump said: "Great care has been taken, working with the planning office, to ensure this transformation is tasteful and sympathetic to the heritage of the pub. The Abbey will be a vibrant, characterful and welcoming venue for all customers to enjoy a quality drinks range and an exciting new menu."

General Manager, Wayne Morton, added: "The new-look Abbey will provide the perfect venue for customers looking for a relaxed, community pub environment with quality food and excellent customer service. Our experienced chefs and kitchen team will be producing popular pub classics with a twist and a wide range of quality wines, ales and spirits which will complement the new menu. We plan to have regular live music acts from solo artists and hold outdoor events to appeal to all the family.

"I'm from Sheffield myself and believe that there is a gap in the local market place for a venue like The Abbey and I'm confident that we will be able to broaden its appeal. I'm looking forward to welcoming customers when we reopen on 12th August and would welcome any feedback they might have."

Commenting on behalf of Punch, Dean Barker-Rogers, launch manager, said: "Wayne has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry having managed a number of pubs, restaurants and hotels. He has some great ideas for placing The Abbey firmly on the local map as the first choice for customers looking for quality food and drink and a warm welcome.

"Bringing the function room back into proper use will be a real bonus for the venue. It will provide an excellent place for local businesses to hold meetings with catering available for a wide variety of gatherings. The attractive outdoor space with its popular bowling club is an unusual and interesting aspect to the pub's facilities too. I'm looking forward to continually supporting Wayne and his team as they develop The Abbey going forward."

Itchy Pig Added

We have added a basic listing for the Itchy Pig micropub at 495 Glossop Road in Broomhill.

South Sea Removed

We have removed the South Sea pub, formerly of 3 Spooner Road in Broomhill, as it is currently boarded-up and for sale.

Sheffield's First Lager Unveiled

Stancill Brewery has unveiled Sheffield's first lager, Stancill Pilsner. Whilst Sheffield boasts more than 25 breweries, Stancill is the first to brew a lager due to the specialist equipment needed. The new pilsner is on sale in the Horse & Jockey at Wadsley.

White Swan Added

We have added a basic listing for the White Swan on Chesterfield Road in Dronfield. The White Swan serves real ales and features regular live music and sports on TV.

Crown Inn Added

We have added a basic listing for the Crown Inn on Hillfoot Road in Totley. The Crown offers food and real ales.

No University Support For Pub's Asset of Community Value Application

The Sheffield branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has applied to Sheffield City Council for Asset of Community Value (ACV) status to be given to the University Arms pub. If granted, this would mean that the pub cannot be converted or demolished without planning permission, and local residents have six months to make an offer if the pub is put up for sale. A previous application in 2015 was rejected.

Sheffield University, which owns the University Arms, has a 10-year campus masterplan that contains a proposal to demolish the pub, and has opposed the application.

Tramshed Added

We have added a basic listing for the Tramshed cafe bar at 51 Chesterfield Road in Meersbrook. Tramshed has a wide range of bottled and canned beers and ciders, as well as an extensive range of wines.

Pub News Archive


November 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023


December 2022
February 2022
January 2022


November 2021
October 2021
August 2021
July 2021
May 2021


May 2020
February 2020


September 2019
June 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019


December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018


December 2017
October 2017
June 2017
May 2017
March 2017
January 2017


November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016


December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015


December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014


December 2013
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013


December 2012
October 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
March 2012
February 2012


December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011


December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010


December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009


December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008


November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007


December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006


December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005


May 2003


July 2002
June 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002