Parish Oven, Thorpe Salvin
Now under new ownership. The hosts are Andrew, Kathryn and Alan. Food is served from noon to 9 pm at this children friendly pub, close to the ruins of the Priory. Not yet clear whether there will be any change to the beer range; latterly Theakston Best Bitter and John Smiths Bitter.
The Cutler, North Anston
Under new management. Not yet known whether any real ale is available. S & N beers.
Travellers Rest, Brookhouse
Now managed by Gary & Karen, who came from a pub in the midlands. Stones Bitter is no longer available on handpump. The only real ale is Hardy & Hanson Kimberley Bitter.
Three Tuns, Stainton
Lynne & Carl Wirth, previously at the Black Lion, Firbeck, have made some welcome improvements to the pub since taking over and returning it to its former glory. Wentworth beers have been added to the cask beer range, and food is served from 12 until 2pm & 6 to 9 pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 to 3 pm Sunday. There are real fires and live entertainment on Wednesday evenings.
Stockyard Truckstop, Hellaby Industrial Estate
Trevor Potts, the owner, has said he is considering removing the keg cider pump and replacing it with a second handpump. Either Fullers London Pride or Theakston Best Bitter are being considered to compliment the Taylors Landlord.
Brecks Beefeater, Wickersley
Now selling Marstons Pedigree, Flowers Original, Tetley Bitter and Boddingtons Bitter. Recent visits have seen a dramatic revival in beer quality . The food is also very good, making it well worth a visit. Overnight stays, at reasonable rates, can be had at the attached Travel lodge.
Brush & Easel, Flanderwell
Is now under new management, and is said to have improved as a result. Handpulled Tetley Bitter is still available.
The pub is to be ‘de-badged’ from a Mr. Q’s outlet, and the leasehold is currently being offered by estate agents’ Brownhill Vickers.
Alma Tavern, Town Centre
Has been for sale since June at a price tag of £90,000, which includes 3 self contained flats. At one time a real ale stronghold, where branch meetings were held, it has been a pale shadow of its former self in recent times.
Station Hotel, Kiveton Park
Now opened a function room in the former restuarant called Hubbards Bar, and added live music.
Brentwood (Mill House), Moorgate
Now licensed until midnight for drinks, and until 1am for entertainment.This is on Sunday mornings only, and for a trial period of 6 months, following complaints by Police and local residents. The beer range, in the family pub side, owned since 1997 by Mill house Inns, has been changed; Draught Bass replacing the John Smiths Bitter. All beer is now from Bass. Worthington Bitter has been on at 99p a pint recently. Stones Bitter is also available.
Now under new management, the beer range is currently Tetley Bitter and Stones Bitter.
Effingham Arms, Town Centre
Morland Old Speckled Hen now on regularly in addition to Fullers London Pride, Draught Bass, and Stones Bitter.
The Blue Coat, Town Centre
Formerly the Feoffees, on The Crofts, Wetherspoons have now announced a re-opening date for October, following a revised planning application.
Kingfisher, Town Centre
Old Mill Bitter is now on sale at £1.30 a pint at lunch times, including weekends.
Recently two Wentworth beers have been on in place of Barnsley and Stones. However, George has now sold the pub to Century Inns, who are due to take over in September so the Wentworth beers may be short lived at the pub. Get them while you can.
Effingham Arms, Droppingwell
Reopened on June 2nd after refurbishment as a Big Steak Kitchen outlet, part of Punch Taverns Retail who bought the pub off Allied Domecq. The managers, Louise & Donald Tran, came to the pub in April from the White Hart, Witham, Oxford. We welcome them to the area. Cask conditioned Marstons Pedigree at £1.77 and Tetley bitter at £1.61 are the beers. During the alterations, disabled facilities have also been added.
Fitzwilliam Arms, Parkgate
Now has 18 en-suite bedrooms, and has been renamed the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel. There is also a family room, and a function room. Not clear whether the John Smiths Bitter is still real.
Rig Dyke, Rawmarsh
Another pub whose leasehold is currently on offer from Brownhill Vickers. Does not have a history of real ale. B. V. are also offering the lease on an unnamed pub in Rotherham town centre, which has an outside patio area. This is being investigated to determine which pub it is.
Church House, Wath
Wetherspoons had set August for the reopening but this has been delayed to September due to drainage problems.
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