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This is what we’re losing

As Sheffield’s defunct Old Heavygate Inn is dismantled, a 300-year-old foundation stone reminds us of all that disappears when a pub breathes its last Continue reading

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A quick look in the Bath

At last I’ve taken my first peek inside the Bath Hotel since Thornbridge came in. As the brewery promised, there’ve been no major changes to the decor. The lick of paint that’s been applied isn’t even Thornbridge Green – it’s a sort of slate grey colour. House beers accounted for half the handpumps, with the … Continue reading

Thanks, Dave – you changed my life

Sheffield pub pioneer Dave Wickett died on 16 May. His legacy to the city is tremendous. I never knew him but I owe him a lot of gratitude. Continue reading

A Thornbridge too far?

Just last year the Thornbridge brewery was widely esteemed for improving struggling pubs as well as crafting great beers. But with its takeover of the popular Bath Hotel, could Thornbridge be starting to lose the admirers who made it a success? Continue reading