RETRO: Remembering Sheffield's Hanrahans on Glossop Road

Hanrahans was one Sheffield's longest-established bars
Hanrahans was one Sheffield's longest-established bars
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Twenty eight years ago Hanrahans was one of Sheffield's hottest night spots for the city’s young professionals.

Situated opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Glossop Road, it was opened in the 1980's as an American-style bar and diner and underwent a series of changes.

Staff at Hanrahan's Bar 1984

Staff at Hanrahan's Bar 1984

In 1999 it had a half-million-pound facelift designed to freshen up the image and expand the bar’s appeal.

But the refurbishment didn’t pay off and two years later another expensive refit was under way.

The place changed hands and for three years became known as Casa but the name never stuck and in 2004 it reverted to Hanrahans – with yet another major refit.

However in 2008 it closed its doors to become Loch Fyne restaurant.

Former Hanrahans manager Andrew Borthwick.

Former Hanrahans manager Andrew Borthwick.

The seafood chain has now ceased trading in Sheffield leaving the attractive building on Glossop Road empty.

Hanrahan's collects service award in 1997.

Hanrahan's collects service award in 1997.

Restaurant supervisor Melanie Thornton-Anderson in 1999

Restaurant supervisor Melanie Thornton-Anderson in 1999

Staff at revamped Hanrahans Bar and Restaurant in 1999

Staff at revamped Hanrahans Bar and Restaurant in 1999

Chef David Allen is seen in the refurbished restaurant in 2004

Chef David Allen is seen in the refurbished restaurant in 2004