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All of the Sheffield pub offering take-away pints during lockdown

Written by on 07/11/2020

Evenings in the pub are off the agenda until December 2 at the earliest but increasing numbers are offering thirsty customers the option of taking the pub to their home – with a take-away beer service.

Around three dozen pubs and bars in the Sheffield area are now offering the service – including some of the most well-established real ale pubs in the city.

Sheffield’s Campaign for Real Ale group has put together a handy list of those offering the service and – while it is not guaranteed to be comprehensive – it offers a good starting point for those seeking out beers more unusual and distinctive than the supermarkets can offer.

The only catch for customers this time is that, unlike the last lockdown, take-away orders must be placed in advance, either by telephone or online.

The group explained: “If your local pubs aren’t offering take home beer sales, it however doesn’t mean you are limited to what the supermarket chains have to offer – don’t forget you can get an interesting selection of quality beers including some from local breweries from the various independent specialist beer shops around our area or alternatively many brewers offer home delivery on bottles, cans, bag-in-box and mini-kegs.”

Pubs on the CAMRA list for take-out or home delivery services include:

  • The Oxbow at Woodhouse Mill
  • Two Thirds Beer Company, Abbeydale
  • Castle Inn, Bradway
  • The Swan, Ridgeway
  • Red Deer, Pitt Street
  • Itchy Pig ale house, Broomhill
  • Shoulder of Mutton, Worrall
  • Pour, Heeley
  • Kommune/Hop Hideout, Angel Street
  • Picture House Social, Abbeydale
  • Harlequin, Kelham Island
  • Cricket Inn, Totley
  • Fulwood Ale Club, Fulwood
  • Ecclesall Ale Club, Sharrow
  • Industry Tap, city centre
  • Bar Stewards, Kelham Island
  • Triple Point brewery and bar, city centre
  • Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow
  • Cross Scythes, Totley
  • Dead Donkey bar, Nether Edge
  • Away We Go cafe, Millhouses
  • Fat Cat, Kelham Island (from November 11)
  • Dog and Partridge, city centre (starting soon)
  • Underdog and Beer Stop, both Dronfield
  • Hyde Park Inn, Hill Top
  • Waggon and Horses, Millhouses
  • Nottingham House, Broomhill
  • Malin Bridge Inn, Malin Bridge
  • Walkley Beer Company, Walkley

Providing take-away drinks not only provides a service for customers missing their time at the bar, it also allows pubs and other outlets to continue trading – if only in a limited way – during lockdown when many have already suffered a punishing year because of coronavirus restrictions.

That has seen many landlords and managers walk away from their businesses, with others struggling.

All those listed will have their own opening times and ways of operating the service and those wanting to order should check the situation at their preferred outlet.