Sheffield bar asks customers to take breathalyser test before using rodeo bull

A bar and restaurant in Sheffield is asking customers to take a breathalyser test before braving its bucking bronco.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 10:21 am
Updated Thursday, 30th May 2019, 2:48 pm

Broncos Rodeo, a Texas-themed bar and grill restaurant which opened last year on West Street in Sheffield city centre, has a mechanical bull on which customers can test their staying power.

But it is being made off-limits to diners who are found to be over the drink-drive limit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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A rodeo bull similar to the one available for use by customers at Broncos Rodeo in Sheffield

A licensing application by OMG (S1) states: “Before using the rodeo bull, each member of the public is to be assessed and must provide a breathalyser on request in order to use the rodeo bull.

“If they do not pass the breathalyser at 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath or less then they must not be able to participate.”

The licensing application goes on to state that only trained members of staff must be allowed to operate the bull.

Rodeos Bronco bar and grill restaurant on West Street, in Sheffield city centre

It says the terms have been agreed by the council’s environmental health department.

The Star contacted Broncos Rodeo to ask why the breathalyser tests were being introduced and whether anyone had been injured using the bull, but the manager declined to comment.

We also contacted the licence holder OMG (S1), which also ran the OMG nightclub which used to occupy the venue, but we have not received a response.

The licensing application also asks for the removal of a condition requiring anyone entering or leaving the premises after 11pm, except for wheelchair users or in the event of an emergency, to do so via the rear West Street Lane entrance.