Evolution in a glass at Sheffield's first micropub

Sheffield's first micropub is evolving...

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 6:58 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:48 am
Tim Van Tromp at the The Beer House on Ecclesall Road with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie

The Beerhouse, which opened on Ecclesall Road in 2014, is adding to its reputation for ales, gin and whiskey with a new range of unusual wines which will change quickly, when the order has sold out.

The wines – which include rare options that cannot be found elsewhere, and varieties from countries such as Romania – will also be available in 125ml measures from £2.50 so drinkers can taste more varieties without committing to a large glass.

Tim Van Tromp at the The Beer House on Ecclesall Road with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie

Customers – which last Thursday included former football manager Nigel Pearson and Richard Hawley – will also be able to request wines they would like to try.

“Wine has been a bit of an after-thought for us in the past”, said owner John Harrison.

“Now it is taking its place at the side of our beer and gins.”

John and manager Tim Van Tromp, who will be sourcing the wines, are also offering £7 platters made with cheese, chutneys, olives and meats from the nearby Porter Brook Deli, tortilla from Spoilt for Choice and bread from Seven Hills Bakery – although they are still meticulously testing samples for the perfect pork pie.

Tim Van Tromp at the The Beer House on Ecclesall Road with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie

Events, like cheese and wine tasting, are planned.

John added: “We are responding to what people have been asking for – the platters mean people can stay longer!

“It’s all about using local suppliers, for local customers, as a community pub.”

Tim added: “Our ethos with wine is the same as with our beer – if it is interesting or a bit different then give it a try.

“Most pubs won’t even talk to you about 125ml measures – we want people to be able to try more.”

However, the dinky pub hasn’t expanded in size.

“The cellar is 5ft 8in at its highest point – I’m 6ft 4in”,laughed Tim.

Food is available during opening hours, which are from 12-11pm.