City folk had the chance to take a closer look at the much anticipated Henderson’s Relish pub planned at the old factory.
It was a sad day three years ago when the famous Sheffield sauce had to move to a new site, but new tenants Sheffield University have kept the location’s heritage alive with the plans.
Henderson’s is loved by the people of Sheffield and we hope the pub will be as much loved as we think it will beHenderson’s Relish general manager, Pat Byrne
The original factory site on Leavygreave Road will be renovated, keeping the old features such as the brickwork and signs.
A modern glass type extension will breathe a new lease of life into the derelict shell with a quirky Henderson’s Relish styled orange delivery box feature on the front.
Punters will be able to raise a glass in the new pub by July 2017.
Henderson’s Relish general manager, Pat Byrne, said all the team were really excited by the plans.
“We were initially disappointed to move from the building three years ago, leaving the heritage behind,” he said.
“But we knew Sheffield University were buying the building and came to us with an exciting plan to turn the place into a pub.
“The old signs will stay on the building and people are pleased about that. Henderson’s is loved by the people of Sheffield and we hope the pub will be as much loved as we all think it will be. We’re really looking forward to how it turns out.”
Residents came along to a charity fundraiser in aid of Sheffield’s Children Hospital to have a closer look at the pub plans.
Gary Frith, aged 52, of Hackenthorpe was impressed by the pub.
He said: “My son collects Henderson Relish bottle designs so he’ll love it. It’s a great idea as long as they keep the original features, that’s really important.”
Sheffield University worker Betty Anyika, 39, of Heeley said: “Everyone’s so proud of Henderson’s, it’s really ingrained in the city. I’m glad it’s staying in the same place.
“The students and staff will love the pub, I’ll be definitely popping in but only after work!”
Lynda Armstrong, 63, of Firs Hill said she wanted the pub to be inclusive of children and older people.
“I’m not too keen on the interior and I hope they keep the original roof, but overall I think it’s an absolutely fantastic idea, people will really get behind this project,” she said.