Kelham Island’s Saw Grinder’s Union bar to open in July

A new cafe, bar and restaurant inside Globe Works’ courtyard in Kelham Island has announced an opening date for early July, whilst paying homage to the area’s industrial heritage in the process.

The cafe, bar and restaurant, named Saw Grinder’s Union located in the former steelworks factory Globe Works on Penistone Road, will offer an exciting new food and drink experience when it opens to the public on 4 July.

Indulgent comfort food classics such as steak, poutine and mac and cheese are on offer, but Saw Grinder’s also features an array of gooey fondue melting pots which are accessible for vegans too.

Hand-picked craft beers from independent brewers – including St Mars of the Desert, Magic Rock, Northern Monk and Beavertown – will be available on tap, alongside carefully curated cocktails unique to the venue.

A changeable monthly batch brew supplied from Extract Coffee and other carefully selected independent coffee suppliers around the UK will also be served up, as will coffee tasting events, teas from Birdhouse Tea Co. and a wide range of cakes and pastries from Sheffield’s finest 4eyes Patisserie.

The building is undergoing a huge rennovation

James Rodgers, owner of Saw Grinders Union, told Exposed: “We’re intent on building upon the community we have in this part of the city, and want to offer a welcoming space where people can get together, share some tasty food and enjoy quality drinks.

“We will be bringing the ultimate cheese sharing experience to Sheffield – fondue. It’s renowned for being enjoyed in a communal setting among family and friends, and is perfect for dipping, dunking and sharing – It’s a real social dining experience. We’re so excited to hear what people think when they see how the venue has been restored, as it’s been a big Sheffield project featuring many local manufacturers.”

The Grade II-listed Globe Works, which dates back to 1824 and holds the title of being one of the world’s first large scale specialist steel manufacturing centres, has undergone extensive renovation as part of the new venture, and is part of the Kelham Island Conservation Area.

Back in 1843, a bomb was planted by two members of the Saw Grinder’s Union, often referred to as the ‘The Rattener’s’. Pressumably, this Saw Grinder’s Union will have a more positive effect on the area…

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