Revamp plan at city pub

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A SIX-figure sum is being invested in a Sheffield pub which is being relaunched as a real ale venue.

Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery has entered into a partnership with pub company Enterprise Inns to revamp The Hallamshire House at Commonside, after the current landlord announced he was going to retire.

Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s chief operating officer, said: “Through our work with Enterprise Inns we became aware the current landlord of 31 years’ standing was about to retire.

“It is a pub we have known for many years that is packed full of character with a great history and boasts the only full size snooker table left in a pub in the city.”

The refurbishment promises to retain the pub’s character while adding improvements including a new outside drinking area at the rear.

Duncan Marsden from Enterprise Inns said: “Following on from the huge success of a similar arrangement at The Greystones pub in Sheffield, Enterprise Inns are delighted to have concluded another partnership lease with Thornbridge Brewery.”

After a period of closure for refurbishment, The Hallamshire House will reopen in mid September.

It will carry a full range of Thornbridge beers, as well as a good range of quality bottled beers.

No food will be available, but customers will be able to buy a range of snacks from the bar.

Thornbridge Brewery is also involved with The Sheffield Tap pub, at the city’s railway station.