Top spot for reborn Tavern

A ONCE semi-derelict "backstreet boozer" in Sheffield is being named today as the national Pub Of The Year.

Real ale enthusiasts have chosen the Kelham Island Tavern as the best pub in the country, completing a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes.

It only reopened seven years ago after Trevor Wraith and Lewis Gonda transformed the ramshackle building in Russell Street on an industrial fringe of the city centre – and it had to close for six weeks when it was deluged in the floods of summer 2007.


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