What’s going on Sheffield?
Being a small business is hard! Especially a new small business. Even more so, a new small business which is also a pub! And then, just when things get going, another hurdle is put in front of us, I say, ‘hurdle’, I mean, a concrete slab and when I say ‘in front’, I mean, our door. We’ve only been open a couple of weeks and waking up to this last Sunday wasn’t the best surprise. Thanks. Seriously, why would someone throw concrete at our front door? They might not have got in but the damage is costly for a small business like us.
We didn’t open to annoy anybody. We opened to make people happy with beer. Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated attack. It’s clearly more than some drunk having a wild night… Just a couple of weeks ago our neighbours, The Beer House had a similar incident, however they had their premises entered and a charity box stolen. The Bar Stewards in Shalesmoor were attacked twice in a week and The Itchy Pig in Ranmoor also had concrete thrown at their door.
Sheffield is all about celebrating DIY culture. Why would anybody want to stop this? Is this an attack against small businesses or micropubs?
Let’s rise above this and continue to do what people love us for, beer. This week our guest beers include Imperial Tonkoko Stout, X Panda Session IPA and Vermont IPA by Brew York. The Garden Brewery’s Samphire Sour, Milk Stout from Gun Brewery, Arbor’s Blue Sky Drinking, BAD Co. Summer Breeze, Sandiway Hop Schism, DEYA Brewing Company’s Into The Haze, Hawkes Urban Orchard Apple Cider and many more, including our very own Brew Foundation. Sounds delicious, right?
Still buying Christmas gifts? We are open from 11:30am 7 days a week with a fridge full of bottles and cans of our favourite beers from around the world. You’ll be top gifter if you sling some in a stocking. Our Brew Foundation gift boxes are on offer too. 4 bottles for a tenner, bargain!
Support your local businesses, brewers and makers this Christmas, we need all the love we can get right now!