By Albert Jackson
The CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) ‘Pub of the Month’ for October was The Corner Pin. It’s located in the heart of the former Sheffield Steelworks and Engineering area, on the corner of Carlisle Street East and Lyons Street.
Brought back from dereliction two years ago, it is a pub that has refused to give up – in the Great War a lone Zeppelin destroyed houses and property in Lyons Street and Cossey Street just 50 yards away, missing the pub and its target of the steel works around it.
Similarly in the Second World War it survived the heavy bombing of the East End in December 1940, then redevelopment of the area only took away the customers.
Built in the 1860s it was a Greaves Norfolk Brewery house with a terracotta tiled facia, passing through Duncan Gilmour’s, Tetley’s and a pub exchange to Wards. It was bought in 2004 and tastefully restored into the pub we have today with a no-smoking lounge and the former ‘Dram Shop’ now a cosy lounge.
The new landlady, Rebecca Stacey and landlord David Capon, share the day-to- day running of the pub and the serving of a fine range of real ales from the ranges of Abbeydale Moonshine, Acorn, Bradfield Farmers and Ossett Breweries complimented with hot and cold food served daily.
The pub was presented with its CAMRA award on 6th October – a good night was had by all, with everyone enjoying a supper of pie and peas.
The pub is normally open Monday to Thursday from 12 noon till about 8.30pm and 11pm on Friday. Saturday from 12 noon until 6pm and closed all day Sunday. Rebecca and David are considering a change in the opening times, to find out more contact them on 0114 275 2334.