Owners of popular Italian restaurant on busy Sheffield street to open new craft beer bar

A popular Italian restaurant on Abbeydale Road is to be converted by its owners into a craft beer bar that serves street-style food.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:23 am

Abbeydale Road Tap and Snap, will replace Volpe, which opened in 2017.

The new bar will open on March 1, and from then will be open from Wednesday to Sunday every week between 11am and 11pm.

And the owners say that the change is because the bar aspect of their restaurant was proving so popular that they wanted to focus on it.

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Volpe on Abbeydale Road is being converted into a craft beer bar.

Owner Chris Shenton, who also founded Volpe, described what would be on sale at Tap and Snap.

He said: “We will be selling real ale as well as Estrella, Inedit by Damm and Menabrea Premium Italian lager all on tap. As a trial we currently have White Monk American IPA on the tap at only £3 a pint.

“We’ll still be offering Italian style food but more street food than fine dining, we hope you will support us in this new adventure.”

The prices of the lagers listed will be £4 for a pint of Estrella, £5 for a pint in Inedit and £3.50 for a pint of Menabrea.

The logo for the new bar

Abbeydale Road Tap and Snap will be at the same location as Volpe, which is 367 Abbeydale Road.

Explaining the reason for the new venture, Mr Shenton said: “We’ve been there for 2 years but we fancy a change.”

He also explained that the Abbeydale Road Tap and Snap would be dog friendly and ‘always will be’.

Volpe has been popular in Sheffield since its opening. Last year its ‘Rainbow Burger’ was names as one of the ‘tastiest in Britain’ by food app Eaten.