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The Punchbowl, Crookes, Sheffield

236 Crookes
Sheffield
S10 1TH
Phone: 01142678764
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Will Larter left this review about The Punchbowl

Now in the same ownership as the Rutland Arms, the Closed Shop and the Three Tuns, the Punchbowl has had an extensive refurbishment and now specialises in pizza. This is not to say that you can't get a beer here - in fact the previous incarnation as a Friday night lager palace just seems like a bad dream, as there are eight hand pumps now lining the bar.

The new owners, Reet Ale Pubs, have also bought local Blue Bee Brewery, and three of their beers were available at the time of our visit: Lustin for Stout, Reet Pale and Golden Equinox. In addition there were Greene King London Glory, Brains SA, Sharps Doom Bar and two others whose names I am unable to decipher from my contemporaneous notes (hic). A slight criticism would be how bland and similar the beers I tasted were to each other - maybe the selection will change over time.

The apparent bare brick wall in the corner turned out to be trompe l'oeil wallpaper, but elsewhere there were mostly plain walls with subdued grey paint. It certainly seemed an improvement from my recollection of a previous visit under the former owners, when this was a fairly rowdy sports bar. Now there are no TVs showing sport at all, and children are welcome. The pizzas gained the approval of my Italian partner and apart from the occasional intrusion of loud music, this was a pleasant pub visit for us. In truth, we have not been back since, mostly because I was not particularly impressed by any of the beers on offer. Perhaps we'll try again soon.

Date of visit: 3rd March 2016

On 26th May 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sheffield, 2.3 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Darnall, 4.76 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Dore & Totley, 4.85 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Punchbowl, Sheffield
26th Apr 2017, 13:52
Request to mark pub as open by hondo . approved
 
26th Apr 2017, 13:38
Request to mark pub as open submitted by hondo ., with included notes: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-pub-to-reopen-today-after-sudden-closure-1-8512272

Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Darts : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza - prepared and cooked to order - last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Will Larter
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