Why Sheffield customers will LOVE the new 'posh' feature at this year's Alpine Bar

Sheffield Christmas Markets has returned for another year but without the famous Sleigh Bar.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 1:59 pm

Earlier this year, it was announced that the popular bar wouldn’t be part of the 2019 fesitivities after six years in Sheffield.

Despite the disappointment, it was quickly announced that a new Alpine Bar would be taking its place.

The Christmas markets officially opened to shoppers on Thursday, as did the new bar, and people have already noticed one major improvement.

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Alpine Bar - Credit: Sheffield City Centre

Not only can you get mulled wine, hot spiced gin and hot toffee apple cider at the bar, you can also use their ‘posh’ new toilets.

In previous years, customers raised complaints about the outside Porterloos so William Percival Events decided to change that.

Speaking to Vibe, Julie Wilson of Percival Events, said: “Every year we like to change things and the comments have been that the markets have been a bit samey, so we just wanted to mix things up a bit.

“One of the complaints previously we’ve had about the Christmas Market bar was the Porterloos, so we’ve invested in some ‘posh loos’ for this year. They’re still outdoor loos but they’re a bit better.”

The Alpine Bar will be open to thirsty shoppers from 10am to 10pm every day from November 14 up until Christmas Eve.

Santa’s Grotto will also be returning, as will the popular Big Wheel, with a bigger and better Thor’s Tipi Bar set to open on Friday, November 22.