Posts by: Dave Pickersgill

A social enterprise beer in a social enterprise bar

Located in a railway arch in Attercliffe, brewSocial is the newest Sheffield brewery. It is linked to Y2V, a locally-based social firm development age...

Champion brewer to close

Sheffield’s Kelham Island brewery has brewed the last batch of its award-winning Pale Rider and is to close. Launched in 1990 by the late Dave Wickett...

Sun shines on pub of the year winner

The 2022 Sheffield and District CAMRA Pub of The Year is the Abbeydale Brewery community pub, the Rising Sun at Nether Green. It offers 12 real ales a...

Union tastes fruit of its labours

The Sheffield Wheat Experiment invited 200 people to plant wheat in their allotments, gardens, pots, public spaces or schools in October 2020. The fol...

Campaigners slam ruling to demolish pub

  1695 The Plough opens as a public house 1897 Tennant Brothers acquire the lease to the Plough and the adjacent sports ground 1929...

Pub heritage book updated

A revised and updated fourth edition of Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs has been released. Sponsored by Abbeydale and Bradfield breweries, Beer Central...

Historic local demolished without permission

Without planning permission, the Royal Oak (Mosborough, Sheffield), was recently demolished. The owners, Bar 24 Ltd., have now applied for retrospecti...

Modern British Beer review

This copiously illustrated and extensively researched 288-page book provides a reflection as to how British beer has evolved over the last 50 years, a...

Going the extra ml

Misleading consumers is a serious matter, but that’s what I believe brewers are doing with their on pack measurements. Not that they are short changin...

Crow snatches pub of the month crown

The Crow Inn has been voted Sheffield and District CAMRA Pub of the Month for July – the first branch award of its kind for many months.


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