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11-09-2017, 12:33   #1
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Read in Exposed magazine a new pub/bottle shop is opening on Eccy Road in Oct/Nov

Taken over by Brew Foundation and will have 5 cask and 8 keg lines plus 150 bottles

https://www.rmcmedia.co.uk/vibe/food...Ecclesall-Road
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12-09-2017, 07:21   #2
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Hope it does well, that part of town could do with somewhere selling decent beer. However, having tried 3 of brew foundations beers, their guests better be good, because theirs arent
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12-09-2017, 09:28   #3
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Hope it does well, that part of town could do with somewhere selling decent beer. However, having tried 3 of brew foundations beers, their guests better be good, because theirs arent
I agree. Another new place though so that`s good. I like the Beer House thereabouts. Press opening Thursday.

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02-12-2017, 06:55   #4
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I called in here yesterday. It's excellent. They've made something really good out of a basic featureless shop unit. Plenty of seats, good lighting and decor, nice wooden bar that gives a sense of quality.

I only had time for one pint (Ilkley Pale) but that was very nice. There were several others to choose from plus bottles and cans so most people would find something they want to drink (though no doubt the usual suspects will find some grounds to complain about it).

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02-12-2017, 12:43   #5
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Popped in last weekend. Had 2 pints with the missus. Very nice little place. Friendly helpful staff with a nice vibe. Well kept beers and a great selection of bottles and cans. Would be nice if the Portland House could stay open and we could have a little (literally) pub crawl with Beer House, Ale Club and Portland House.
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02-12-2017, 12:53   #6
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Popped in last weekend. Had 2 pints with the missus. Very nice little place. Friendly helpful staff with a nice vibe. Well kept beers and a great selection of bottles and cans. Would be nice if the Portland House could stay open and we could have a little (literally) pub crawl with Beer House, Ale Club and Portland House.
Did like the Welbeck beers at PH,shame if it closes.
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03-12-2017, 19:04   #7
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Walked past today.. someone thought it would be a good idea to smash the glass in the front door.

Seems the same thing happened at the Itchy Pig micropub at Broomhill a few days ago too...
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Walked past today.. someone thought it would be a good idea to smash the glass in the front door.

Seems the same thing happened at the Itchy Pig micropub at Broomhill a few days ago too...
Yes and the Beer House and the Bar Stewards too. What is wrong with someone?
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04-12-2017, 09:45   #9
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Seems really bizarre.
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22-12-2017, 17:35   #10
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Seems really bizarre.
It'll be a big brewer that's done it. Someone with an envy of micropubs and good beer.
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23-12-2017, 00:15   #11
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23-12-2017, 11:19   #12
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Called in the Ale Club yesterday, first chance to visit, great place and great beers, hope they do well.
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04-01-2018, 10:05   #13
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It does look very good inside and there are some excellent beers on offer. It was very busy when I popped in so not that comfortable but it`ll tick a lot of boxes for a lot of folk, particularly on Eccy Road.
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I went there the other day about 4pm for a nosey as I was walking past and I was following the guide from sheffieldalepubs.

The service was nice and friendly, the prices not very cheap though.

It has a feeling of a long narrow bar and there was hardly anywhere to sit. The long bench near the bar is not very practical and two small tables might be better if more room could be made.
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I went there the other day about 4pm for a nosey as I was walking past and I was following the guide from sheffieldalepubs.

The service was nice and friendly, the prices not very cheap though.

It has a feeling of a long narrow bar and there was hardly anywhere to sit. The long bench near the bar is not very practical and two small tables might be better if more room could be made.
Cheap isn't always good, you get what you pay for. You want cheap? Go and drink the bland, twiggy water they sell in wetherspoons. If you want your beer to actually taste of something, be prepared to pay a bit more for it
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Cheap isn't always good, you get what you pay for. You want cheap? Go and drink the bland, twiggy water they sell in wetherspoons. If you want your beer to actually taste of something, be prepared to pay a bit more for it
Agree. Comfort-wise, I`m not so sure, I`ll need to visit again. Funnily enough, if I`m out for a few beers on me own, I feel less inclined to go to micro-pubs....
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Was.quite pleased,like the beer house gentleman's club.
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Did like the Welbeck beers at PH,shame if it closes.
you are one of a few there mate. I think Welbeck's offerings are very poor and I know from speaking with a number of real ale aficionado's that there's a general consensus that they are poor quality. Their beers have been kicked out of Portland House apparently for that reason. The good news is, if you like them then you'll not find it difficult to find something else you like.
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Agree. Always struggled to drink that stuff / gave up trying.
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Cheap isn't always good, you get what you pay for. You want cheap? Go and drink the bland, twiggy water they sell in wetherspoons. If you want your beer to actually taste of something, be prepared to pay a bit more for it
I'm afraid you're wasting your time explaining that. It's in the genes of Sheffield folk. The price comes into everything. "Arr much is it?" not "How good is it?". Really gets my goat this - but that's why we don't have much "top end" anything in the city (apart from real ale pubs) because local folk won't pay for it.

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Agree. Comfort-wise, I`m not so sure, I`ll need to visit again. Funnily enough, if I`m out for a few beers on me own, I feel less inclined to go to micro-pubs....
I know what you mean by that. Sometimes, especially after a frenetic day at work, I just want to go out by myself, have time to reflect on things and not feel obliged to get into some banal conversation around a bar with strangers.

If I'm feeling like that then I'd probably avoid going to a micro pub because it's like being in someone's own home and you can't really avoid a conversation in such places. There are many other times though when I'm happy to along and get into conversation with folks I don't know. The Beer House on Ecclesall Road is a very friendly place - it usually has some interesting local beers too - although I don't bother going in there during the week as they only put the stronger beers on at weekends for some reason.
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