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Cleaver, Wellgate closed barley 2 months after being changed from the Tut`n`Shive by Enterprise inns . The to let sign was posted on march 7th. Could it be that the removal of all the hand pulled beer and live music contributed to thr closure&

Shooters bar, Masborough, formerly the Queens head, also closed in March after being open just over 2 months. Itis also owed by Enterprise inns, who have offered the lease.

Hind hotel, Whiston closed during March for refurbishment ti an Ember inn brand by six Continents {bass}. Opened in 1936, it was originally named the King Edward v111, changed because of the King`s abdication.

Parish oven, Thorpe Salvin closed in February, and had not reopenened by April.It is the only pub in the village.

New York New York, Ship hill closed for refurbishment. Real ale unlikely.

Waleswood, Wales bar has now reopened as the sun king indian Restaurant.

Temple, Templeborough reopened as offices, belived to be in connection with the magna project.

Hare & Hounds,Wellgate and White bear, Wath-on-dearne both appear to be opening only spasmodically.

Red LionBraithwell has now been acquired by the owners of the Plough, Micklebring. currently selling John Smith`s cask, but could soon be selling another cask beer if demand is sufficient. Braithwell`s only other pub, the Butchers arms, is also still beliveved to be selling John Smith`s cask.

Homestead, Broom made a welcome return to cask beer after a number of years as a keg only pub, with draubht Bass and Stones bitter available from March 15th, joined later by Tetley bitter. Projected alterations to the pub to an Ember inn have yet to begin.

Limes Hotel, Broom is probably the only pub in the Rotherham area selling two milds on handpump; Bank`s original being joined by Mansfield Dark, which has replaced the Camerons Strongarm. The dark is apparently now brewed at Burton, presumably at the Marston`s brewery. Strange when you consider that Marston`s dark mild has all but disappeared!The w.&d. pubs, are expensive at $2,10 plus a pint!

Forge, Kiveton Park now sells two changing guest beers at a standard price of 1.70 a pint, one of which is often Greene King morlands old speckled hen, excellent value for a 5.2% beer.

Loyal Trooper, South Anston sells timothy taylor landlord at 1.80 a pint. could this be the lowest regular price for a pint of landlord inthe area? The changing guest beers are always 1.90; cheap for a punch group owed pub.Good value home made food too.

Squirrel, Dinnington still has a changing guest beer on handpump. At our branch meeting in march this waS GREENE KING IPA.

Lordens Hotel, Dinnington has stopped selling real ale due to declining sales.

Falcon, Dinnington appears to be closed.

High House, town centre continues to display a sign on the outside proclaiming hand pulled beer for sale even though the handpumps were removed earlier this year.

Park,. Herringthorpe np longer sells real ale.

Tabard, Herringthorpe is only selling Mansfeild cask and Marston`s pedigree on a regular basis though a third w.&.d beer may appear from time to time.
Brecks Beefeater, Brecks now only sells flowers original and Boddingtons bitter, dispensed through 5 handpumps!

Charter arms, town centre was running a "guess the mystery w.&.d beer" promotion during april.Blue Coat, town centre Aster Lewis left as manger in march and took over the reins at the new Wetherspoons in sheffield, The swin inn". A conversion of the former Glossop road baths wher the accent will be firmly on cask beer from independent breweries we wish her .Andy from the Rhinoceros has taken over at the blue coat.

Church house, Wath-on-dearne Kenny and Barbara adnitt are still running the pub, as they have ever since it reopened as a Wetherspoons pub. They are not now going to the Bankers draft in Sheffield.

Masons Arms Wickersley stones bitter has replaced the boddingtons.Flowers original also available. Due, in the words of a member of the bar staff, to be gutted during may. owners, the Laurel pub co., wish to remove the cask ale and target it even more at the young bottle crowed. The current management are trying to persuade them to retain the real ale, as there is ademand for it.We wish them success in their battle with Laurel, and will keepan eye on devlopmemnts.

Old Monk, Town centre now has a 12am licence at tha weekend, a rare late night outlet for real ale if you don`t mind lound music.

Litten Tree, Town centre sf1 have made an application to alter the frontage otf the old yorkshire bank building and erect signs for the pub, which is scheduled to open in September. Strangely, a Sign over the doorway still says the premises are available to let. We can only assume that they are not going to use the whole of the former bank building.

Station, Treeton have been impressed with sales of thier two cask ales since putting them on; Tetley Bitter and a changing guest. Further guest beers are planned when more pumps are installed. Excellent 2 course curries are offered for only 4.50 from 8.00pm on Thursday as well as the normal menu.

Golden Ball, Whiston Ray & stella Peat have taken over the Robin Hood at Aughton, so the Ball is temporarily being manged by Malcolm from the Castle, Bolsterstone.The guest beer range in the ball has been somewhat less adventurous lately, but it is hoped that Ray & stella`s commitment to real ale will soon mean that the Robin Hood will soon be returning to cask beer after many years as a keg only pub.

Duke of leeds, Caledonian Deuchars ipa has proved so popular that it has now become a regular alongside Greene king abbot,Castle Eden ale Wadworth 6x and Boddingtons bitter.

Travellers Rest, Brookhouse held a mini beer festival over the Easter weekend with five Hardys & Hansons beers on tap. Theese were dark mild, best bitter, classic, vintsge1832, and old kim.Events and entertainment for the whole family took place over the weekend at this reviving pub.Normal range is Hardys & hansons Kimberly best mild at 1.50 a pint in addition to best bitter and the H & H seasonal berer.

Red Bull, Masbrough once again has three cask beers on, Barnsley bitter & ipa and John smith`s cask.

Ring`o`bells, Swinton is selling the house beer, ring`o`bells bitter fot just $1.50. and served in lined glasses too! The beer is brewed by the Mexborough based concertina brewery and is re-badged onr eyed jack.

Brentwood hotel {Millhouse},Moorgate is still selling worthington cask bitter at 1.49 a pint.

Burlington Club, Wath-on-Dearne still selling samuel smiths old brewery bitter at 1.22 a pint.

Master brewer. Bramley no longer sells real ale.

Disraelis, town centre apparently we real ale fans need to keep going in and asking for cask beer to persuade the management that ther is sufficient demand to give it a try. Remember to go in and ask for cask.

Plough, Catcliffe closed in November 2001, following flood damage, reopened in early February under the management of Christine &Gary Gillatt for the Pyramid pub co. There is a single handpump dispensing either Marston`s bitter or Pedigree.
Bar Kiss / K Bar, town centre reopened in Feburary as the bar milano. No real ale.

Carlton Park Hotel & Nelsons bar Moorgate was purchased by Isle of man based Skylands Hotels ltd from corus regal hotels for a reported 3.5 million. Between May and August ai milion refurbishment will take place.It is not yet known whether they intend to keep the John Smiths cask on in Nelsons, or wether the name will be changed.Watch this space.

Mailcoach, Wellgate has applied for major alterations to be done inside and out. It would be nice if the alterations included reinstating real ale in an area now devoid of such.

Milburn House Thrybergh, formerly the Royal oak, Hollings lane, is another recent convert to real ale. owned by Notting hamshire based Rutland inns, and run by Tim & Richard Cooling, the beer range is currently Batemans xb. rare in these parts, and tetley bitter. If demand proves sufficient a third cask beer may be added; likely to be a Batemans seasonal.

Virtual ice, Chesterton road., Eastwood trading estate, the in-line skating rink, applied for an alcoholic drinks liecence in March.

Belvedere, Moorgate has made a welcome return to cask ale. Once a Good beer Guide regular, in recent years it had been targeted at the young drinkers and all real ale was removed. Now, however, an attempt is being made to appeal to the wider clientele it once enjoyed. To this end, two hand pulled beers have returned to the bar; Marston`s Pedigree and Boddingtons bitter. Let`s hope it can return to the glory days of four cask beers.
>br> Three Cranes Inn, High street.Formerly the oldest pub in the town parts of which date from the 15th century, is the subject of yet another bid for renovation.The grade 11 listed building has been empty for several years since being vacated by Wakefield aRMY STORES.There have been numerous attempts to save the building, but the owner of the building, who lives in the south of England, has not been favourable to any of them. Both Both English Heritage and the South Yorkshire Preservation Trust have been looking into the costs of renovation, with the council thinking about the possibility of compulsory purchase. May this be a case for a lottery grant? Although we in CAMRA would like to see it returned to use as a pub, which it was for most of it`s years, we appreciate that this may not happen under such a renovation.However, the High st.area has now become a popular area for bars and restaurants so maybe this would have more promise than as a retail outlet?

Blacksmiths Arms, Thorpe Hesleyowned by the nice pub co. subsidiary of Tom cbleigh, has its lease up for sale again. No real ale at the moment.

New Broom, Broom Valley has a new manager, who was previously learning the trade at the Royal oak Ulley.All signage has been removed from the pub, as seems to be common with Sam Smiths pubs. No real ale.

Pub news from: Steve ellis, Keith Spencer, Mick Fisher,Dave Redfern, Eric Hirons-Smith, Alan Fells and the local press

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