a short post this, via expectation and assumption of inevitability I had assumed a dire outcome for the following pub. But it seems, I was wrong...
Walking down from the Hallamshire House I walked past the doomed Hadfield. I stopped to take some pics as it was inevitably, as reported in Beer Matters, the end of the pub as a pub; the end of the building as a pub at least. Shitty multinational conglomerate Sainsbury's planned to turn this pub into another morally baseless cash cow unit. The locals thought otherwise.
So it was I spotted a light on photographing the pub, and people behind he bar. So I went in. Inside was the buzz of opening a new venue. Three bands were ready to play a gig. And the man behind the bar confirmed, it was a reopening gig. Until Sainsbury's won the battle, the pub company had set them the task of making a go of it.
You'll remember of course the failure of the Meadow Street Hotel - the pubco offered them the chance to keep the pub if they made a success of it, then they took it off them even though they made the profit. Ultimately they wanted the building for flats - am not sure if they want this building for retail however......
So make sure you go to the Hadfield. It may only have one real ale, Hobgoblin at £3.00 a pint (and Westons cider at £3.45) but under Jeff at the Red House I'm sure it can work. And showing this to Shamesbury's means they will understand that its a viable pub, and this may influence the council, whom ultimately give the go ahead for change of use.
Use it or lose it then Sheffield folk.