SUMMER is still here, just...but Christmas is already in full swing in one Sheffield pub – where staff started putting up decorations two weeks ago.
Santa has made an early appearance, and there are baubles and posters.
More and more decorations are added to the display at the Psalter Tavern on Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, each week in the lead-up to the festive season – but putting up the tree is saved until December.
Assistant manager Hannah Lewis said: “People have been coming in saying ‘Blimey, it’s still summer! Why have you got the Christmas decorations up already?’. But it will come around soon.”
Staff are starting to sport Christmas outfits and will start to play the odd Christmas song on the jukebox.
Nearer to December, they will hold Christmas-themed quizzes and other fun seasonal events.
Hannah said: “It’s just a little flash of Christmas to make people aware really.
“It gives people something to talk about when they come in.”