Sheffield pubs shut after parent company stops trading

The Three Tuns is closed.
The Three Tuns is closed.
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Three Sheffield pubs have shut after the company running them ceased trading.

The Closed Shop in Crookesmoor, The Punchbowl in Crookes and The Three Tuns in the city centre stopped trading last week.

They were run by Reet Ale Pubs, and were told their leases had ended.

Signs have been put on the doors to say all three pubs hope to reopen soon.

The Reet Ale Pubs website is down and director Andrew Stephens did not respond to a request for comment.

The company previously ran The Rutland Arms in the city centre, but sold it to Chris Bamford and Kate Major last month.

The note on the door.

The note on the door.

It also owned Blue Bee Brewery, but The Star understands that was also recently sold.

Chris Rodgers, manager of The Closed Shop, said he was told Reet Ale planned to offload its pubs, but did not expect to have to shut so soon.

Mr Rodgers said a plan to buy the pub through a community share scheme had been hatched, but that could take some time. In the meantime talks with Punch Taverns, which owns The Closed Shop, are ongoing.

A meeting to discuss the community campaign will take place at The Hallamshire House at 6pm tomorrow.

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