Manor Social Club City Road: Well known former Sheffield Working Men's Club closed, amid safety review

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A former working men's club serving a major Sheffield estate has closed, after concerns raised over licence

A well known Sheffield former working men's club has closed, say neighbours, after concerns were raised over its licence.

The Manor Social Club, and Manor Pocket, the sports bar in the same building, have closed, say nearby residents, with a social media posting appearing to confirm the closure.

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It comes after Sheffield Council had ordered a review over the premises licence.

Manor Social Club has been closed for a week, say nearby residents. Picture: David Kessen, National WorldManor Social Club has been closed for a week, say nearby residents. Picture: David Kessen, National World
Manor Social Club has been closed for a week, say nearby residents. Picture: David Kessen, National World | National World

A posting from the Manor Pocket on social media stated: "Sorry guys, not good news. We are sorry to say the Manor Club will not be re-opening.

"After longs days and trying every way we can it’s just not worked out "

Nearby residents confirmed that the club had not been open since Monday, January 29, with one saying they had heard that there had been plans for the Punchbowl, in Arbourthorne to take it over.

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The Star has approached the Punchbowl for comment, but has yet to receive a reply.

Another resident, who said he used to go to the venue occasionally, confirmed it had not been open.

The Sheffield Council licencing department notice on the site of Manor Social Club. The Sheffield Council licencing department notice on the site of Manor Social Club.
The Sheffield Council licencing department notice on the site of Manor Social Club. | National World

He said: "It's just been a pub in recent years, though it used to be a working men's club."

Another confirmed it had been closed for about a week, added she had heard it may be being refurbished.

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Another nearby resident said the only activity she had seen in the last few days was workmen removing a fruit machine. She added: "It's usually loud, with people outside shouting. It's been quiet.

A fourth resident also confirmed it had been closed, and said it was the quietest it had been in the evenings there since lockdown. He said it was usually noisy in the evenings, with shouting outside.

A notice attached to the front of the building by Sheffield Council states a review of the pub's licence has been launched.

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It states: "The grounds for the application for review are prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the protection of children from harm." Closing date for representations to be made to the review is this Thursday.

Sheffield Council has been approached for comment.

The club hit the headlines in August 2021, when a suspected arson attack was reported at the venue.

Club officials at the time said the fire caused extensive damage to its front door and the foyer, which they said would take at least three to four weeks to repair.

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