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The last regime in the Brown Bear was run with a grimace. I have no problem with a clean pub but they used to clean the entire room after virtually each customer left. It felt like being in a café - sterile. Be interested to see if it's run by someone with a clue - It's still a great place - if you want to listen to real conversation from people who have led interesting, totally different lives to most people post-pit closures this is still the place to come.

 

As for Sam Smiths beers - they do seem to split opinion but the old brewery is as good a cask bitter as any, the stout is the best price vs. performance in the country and their wheatbeer is exceptional value and comes somewhere near to being a credible Hefeweizen. The fruit beers and stronger stuff in bottles have a good reputation too.

 

People tend to slag off Sam Smiths beers because their various lagers - Alpine, Taddy, Pure Brewed, Double Four, Organic are all bad. Taddy probably being the only one you could have more than 1 of in one sitting.

 

Viva The Brown Bear. A calm cheap refuge from the city centre.

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Pubs like the Brown Bear are becoming rare around the country. Cities like ours had pubs that reflected the town and had a unique atmosphire and character. In Liverpool, The Punch and Judy and in Bristol The Margate, were just a couple of examples of pubs like the Brown Bear that no longer exist. Now in every town you get the same chain pubs and soul-less bars.

 

Sheffield is lucky to still have many of it's traditional pubs left.

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Pubs like the Brown Bear are becoming rare around the country. Cities like ours had pubs that reflected the town and had a unique atmosphire and character. In Liverpool, The Punch and Judy and in Bristol The Margate, were just a couple of examples of pubs like the Brown Bear that no longer exist. Now in every town you get the same chain pubs and soul-less bars.

 

Sheffield is lucky to still have many of it's traditional pubs left.

 

I think if you look hard enough you can still find lots of traditional pubs pocketed in most towns and cities. Trippet Lane is another example in Sheffield, tucked behind West Street.

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its a decent pint and a old fashioned pub ,I always call in when passing

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The last regime in the Brown Bear was run with a grimace. I have no problem with a clean pub but they used to clean the entire room after virtually each customer left. It felt like being in a café - sterile. Be interested to see if it's run by someone with a clue - It's still a great place - if you want to listen to real conversation from people who have led interesting, totally different lives to most people post-pit closures this is still the place to come.

 

As for Sam Smiths beers - they do seem to split opinion but the old brewery is as good a cask bitter as any, the stout is the best price vs. performance in the country and their wheatbeer is exceptional value and comes somewhere near to being a credible Hefeweizen. The fruit beers and stronger stuff in bottles have a good reputation too.

 

People tend to slag off Sam Smiths beers because their various lagers - Alpine, Taddy, Pure Brewed, Double Four, Organic are all bad. Taddy probably being the only one you could have more than 1 of in one sitting.

 

Viva The Brown Bear. A calm cheap refuge from the city centre.

 

Yes thats why I don't go in the lager is undrinkable to me really unpleasant taste.Tried 2 different ones and gave in.

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Went past yesterday and it is closed again! Scaffolding up and looks like major re-fit in progress. Anyone know if and when it will be re-opening?

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Went past yesterday and it is closed again! Scaffolding up and looks like major re-fit in progress. Anyone know if and when it will be re-opening?

Yes. Contact the brewery. They should know.

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The landlord in the 60’s was Jimmy Edwards lookalike Ron Gall, it was one of several good City Centre pubs, however the times have changed. It was built in circa 1820, has the original Georgian foot rake surround, if it were in say, York it would be a treasured asset, in Sheffield it’s nothing. :(

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Yes. Contact the brewery. They should know.

 

Wow, that is really helpful.

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