Nellie Denes, Town centre has had a succession of relief managers in the last few months, and has also been burgled 3 times. On the positive side, the Old Mill seasonal beer has reappeared alongside the Bitter.
Blue Coat (Wetherspoons),Town centre now has Wentworth Black Zac on as a regular beer. Please note that anyone wearing headgear which obscures the face may be asked to leave the pub if they refuse to remove it for security reasons .
Cat & Cabbage, St. Anns has new tenants in the form of Maurice & Claudeen Inger, previously at the Woolpack in Doncaster. They have apparently signed a 15 year tenancy. Theakston Cool Cask and a changing guest beer have been added to the John Smithís Cask now on offer at only £1.40 or £1.25 in happy hour Mo/Sa 11-12, Su 12-1 & 6-7 every day. Red Bull, Masbrough now has both Barnsley Bitter & IPA on hand pump. Temple, Templeborough has closed and rumour has it is to become offices.
Royal Standard, Masbrough; the for sale signs have been removed and some renovation work has taken place. Future use still unclear, may be reopening as a pub..
Turners Arms (Green Bricks), Holmes Albert & Leah have put Stones Bitter on as well as the Tetley Bitter at this cosy ex-Wards pub.
Effingham Arms, Bradgate is under new managership, still selling John Smithís Magnet and Cask.
Wilton, Kimberworth only has Tetley Bitter on hand pump. The Stones is no longer real. The lease has changed again.
Travellers Inn, Kimberworth is now owned by Enterprise Inns and the tenants are Tony and Dot Taylor. This is their first venture into the licenced trade. They havenít gone far - it used to be their local. Real ales are John Smithís Cask & Magnet and Tony hopes to introduce a guest beer soon. After redecorating, the introduction of home-cooked traditional pub food at lunchtimes is planned.
Green Dragon, Kimberworth is under new management. As far as is known there are no plans to reintroduce cask conditioned beer. Railway, Blackburn was selling Theakston Old Peculier at just £1.50 a pint during January!
Rockingham Arms, Wentworth current range is Theakston Best Bitter, XB & Old Peculier, plus Courage Directors. Other Scottish Courage beers are sometimes sold such as Theakston Mild. Real ales are no longer served in the Barn.
Travellers Inn, off Cowley Hill, Thorpe Hesley now owned by Enterprise Inns. Tenants Richard & Jeanette Trinder moved from the New Crown, Handsworth, Sheffield in July last year, and have endeavoured to create a family orientated pub with a Pets Corner. The beer range no longer includes Banksís beers, but Black Sheep Bitter at £1.75 a pint has been added to the Stones Bitter and John Smithís Cask at £1.65. There is disabled access via ramps and a disabled toilet. Off the beaten track, and technically in Sheffield as itís the oth
Waverley, Catcliffe Ron had his usual January Sale with all cask conditioned beers at £1 a pint! Real ale will be 99p a pint on Tuesday evenings during March.
Plough, Catcliffe suffered extensive flooding in early November when the nearby River Rother burst its banks and has remained closed since.
Golden Ball, Whiston Dave Yates retired on November 28th after 11 years at the pub. He was presented with statuettes of Laurel & Hardy by the local Sons of the Desert Group, in memory of his regular screening of L. & H. videos at the pub. We wish Dave and his partner well on their retirement. The new management team at the Ball are Mike & Helen Toop, who were previously at the Rising Sun, Dore, Sheffield. Mike used to be a singer on the club circuit, and has already performed vocally at the Ball on occasional cabaret nights. We welcome Mike & Helen to the area. The current beer range is Taylorís Landlord, Tetley Bitter, and up to two changing guests.
Sitwell Arms, Whiston Brains SA seems to have become a permanent fixture on the former rotating guest beer pump. Well it has proved very popular. Pity Sue & Brian canít have another guest beer besides. The pub has now become very much a locals place again.
Travellers Inn, Bramley no longer serves real ale. The hand pump which dispensed Fullers London Pride has been removed. A drop in real ale sales has been stated as the reason for its demise.
Travellers Rest, Brookhouse is under new management again. We welcome Cath & Mick, who came from Buxton in October. Cath was previously stewardess at a club, but this is Mickís first venture into the business.
Hatfeild Arms, Laughton John Smithís Magnet is on sale at £1.60 a pint.
Black Lion, Firbeck has 9 hand pumps dispensing John Smithís Cask & Magnet, Ruddles County, Barnsley Bitter, Stones Bitter, and three changing guest beers, at least one of which is usually a Wentworth brew. Also sells Belgian Hoogaarden Wit Beer on draught. Cutler, North Anston recently reopened by Daisy Chain Inns has John Smithís Cask & Magnet, plus Courage Directors. Apparently the real ale is not always available weekday lunchtimes!
Little Mester, North Anston, formerly Willies Bar, has also returned to selling real ale in the shape of Theakston Best Bitter and John Smithís Cask.
Loyal Trooper, South Anston the beer range has been extended to Taylor Landlord at £1.75 a pint, Tetley Bitter and a changing guest beer from the Tapsterís Choice list. In January this was Batemanís XB at a competitive £1.65 a pint. It is planned to have Draught Bass added to this range in the near future.
Duke of Leeds, Wales has very reasonable prices for a food orientated pub, selling Boddingtons at £1.72 a pint, Castle Eden Ale and Wadworth 6X at £1.80 and the 5% Greene King Abbot Ale at £1.92.
Waleswood, Wales Bar, closed for some time, is rumoured to be reopening as an Indian restaurant!
Beehive, Harthill now has a beer range of Taylor Landlord, Tetley Bitter and either Greene King Abbot Ale or Morland Old Speckled Hen. It also gets very lively when the Harthill Morris Men are practising!
Royal Oak, Ulley is still the only pub in the area selling real Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter and at the incredibly low price of £1.25. The only other outlet in the area for the real version of OBB is the
Burlington Club, Wath. Milton Arms, Greasbrough, now being run by Kevan & Sue, no longer sells real ale.
The Alex, Parkgate This popular live entertainment venue is reputedly stocking a Wentworth beer.
Woodman, Swinton no longer sells real ale.
Travellers Rest, Swinton no longer sells real ale.
Ring oí Bells, Swinton have a house beer called Ring oí Bells Bitter at £1.60 a pint, re-badged One Eyed Jack from the Concertina Brewery at Mexborough.
New Inn, Wath is selling Barnsley Bitter at £1.25 a pint, and as cheap as £1 during happy hours sessions, which can be as long as 4 hours on some evenings. Perhaps thereís a Wetherspoon effect taking place there?
Staithes, Wath now has Theakston Cool Cask. Barnsley Bitter and Theakston Old Peculier are still available.
Dearnesman, Wath has returned to real ale in the shape of Cameronís Creamy Bitter at £1.56 a pint.
White Bear, Wath has closed. This did sell real ale from Mansfield. Crown Inn, West Melton has returned to selling real ale. Both Barnsley Bitter and IPA have been on recently.
Brampton Hall, Brampton Bierlow, a one time Branch favourite & former Pub of the Season, now only has John Smithís Cask.
News received from: Steve Bell, Dave Little, Terry Little, Kevin Hayes, Keith Spencer, Mick Moss, Barry Tomlinson, Steve Ellis, Dave Redfern and Paul Redfern.
Correction re The Plough, West Melton. The Barnsley Bitter was removed by the pub management, not the owners as stated in issue 7. Our apologies to those concerned.
Pub of the Season, - Autumn 2000 George & Dragon, Wentworth Now has three Wentworth beers on, as well as Taylor Landlord, Stones Bitter, and two changing guests.
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