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Washy team pledge to restore historic city-centre boozer’s musical heritage

The former home of recently closed city centre bar Bloo88, on West Street, is set to return to its roots and reopen as the Hallamshire Hotel this week.

The historic venue is now being operated by the team behind The Washington on Fitzwilliam Street, who have chosen to return to the original name of the building and restore its reputation for live music.

Managing Director Nick Booth spoke about the acquisition and his team’s plans for the future: “The Hallamshire Hotel was historically a key player in Sheffield’s music scene, having hosted some of Sheffield’s biggest bands over the years.

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“Having been run as a restaurant for several years, it’s time to rock ‘n’ roll again! We’re working on something big behind the scenes, with major changes planned for both floors and the beer garden.

“Don’t worry, though – we’ll still be paying homage to The Hallamshire’s rich history while taking it to the next level. Stay tuned!”

The venue is soon to sport an impressive assortment of craft beers and beloved local brews at the bar, along with a fresh cocktail menu.

General Manager Will McMahon said: “We’ve scored the perfect spot at The Hallamshire to bring Sheffield a top-notch collection of premium, yet down-to-earth cocktails and a great choice of beers and spirits, with our craft selection set to grow further in the coming weeks.

“The Hallamshire’s history, beauty, and location gives us the perfect opportunity to provide Sheffield with a superb venue for all things ‘going out’.

“We’ve seen a real awakening, post-Covid, of the Sheffield grassroots music scene as well as the broader UK touring circuit. We are thrilled at the prospect of working with the brightest and best emerging talents and bringing that offering to the heart of Sheffield.

“That’s not all – we’re also raising the roof with DJs till late, firmly planting our flag as the favourite spot on West Street for music lovers. Plus, we’ve got big plans for the upstairs, which will soon be available for private bookings. If you’re interested in hosting your next event with us, drop us a line via email or on social media – we’d love to hear from you!”

The Hallamshire Hotel reopens on Thursday 20th April at 6pm, with live music from Barry Krisp and The Bangers from 8pm.

Follow the bar on Facebook and Instagram, or email the team at info@hallamshirehotel.pub

 




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