Popular Sheffield pub boarded up and customers ‘devastated’ as closure confirmed

A popular Sheffield pub has confirmed it is closing for good.
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The Peacock in Stannington, on the edge of the Peak District, has been boarded up, having shut on 23 October. The pub’s management said it will not reopen on Wednesday, 2 December.

Customers reacted with sadness at the news. Ian Chadburn wrote: “Sad times. I used to love that pub. Fingers crossed it’s not closed long.”

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John Andrew Wall added: “Will not be the last one unfortunately. The Government are hell bent on shutting the hospitality industry down."

The Peacock was known for its home-cooked food and wide range of cask ales. It was previously run by Beryl and John Nash for 37 years until their retirement in 1995.

Former deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg also visited the pub in 2013 as part of a relaunch.

Owners Thwaites Brewery are now advertising it to prospective new publicans. It is listed for a five-year lease.