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Spotlight On: The Crow Inn

Exposed pops in for a swifty at recently opened hop haven The Crow Inn.

Craft beer and ale pubs are intensely loved parts of Sheffield culture. The space to sit and enjoy a pint of beer in the company of other locals is genuinely treasured, so when the news of a new alehouse on Scotland Street was announced, it was clear that The Crow Inn would fit in nicely.

These ale pubs have been popping up all over the place in and around Kelham Island, but in the beer centre of Sheffield, there is no such thing as too many. For the casual drinkers and locals, this is an exciting and welcomed new stop-off on the pub walk between the Three Tuns and Shakespeares. Having more recently been a hotel, the newly refurbished building is re-establishing itself in the Sheffield pub scene. Known for its accumulation of pubs, this part of Sheffield city centre has no problem attracting ale lovers and connoisseurs. So, for a pub that prides itself on its selection of ale and craft beer, its success will not be an issue. With this in mind, they currently have eight changing keg lines and five cask lines in the bar, which are changed every few days to introduce a new beer from somewhere locally or around the world.

For the owners Chris Bamford and Kate Major (from the Rutland Arms), the management team (Adam Swithenbank – ex-Shakespeares and Lizzie Dabner ex-Washington) and owner of the building Wendy Woodhouse, the refurbishment has been intended to respect the building’s long history, while also generating a clean cut and modern interior. Following the intent to juxtapose the old and the new, the decision to name the new pub The Crow Inn came about due to its previous name, the Crown. In order to set the business apart from the other pubs in Sheffield called the Crown, they decided to lose the ‘N’. Accompanying this with a new, modern logo.

While showcasing the best craft and local beers, as well an array of spirits, the business is going back to its roots as an Inn. Having been the Sleep Hotel for the last decade, the building has been restored back to its former glory. So, alongside the public bar there are seven en-suite rooms, all newly restored.

Since opening their doors only one week ago, it has attracted a diverse crowd of people. From students to professionals, everybody is welcome. Judging by the first week, The Crow Inn is immersing itself in the local community and culture, and it is sure to go from success to success.

Find The Crow Inn at: 33 Scotland Street Sheffield S3 7BS

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